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Astronomy Trivia

Astronomy Trivia

Yes, the cartilage disks in your spine expand due to the lack of gravity, making you taller.
Roughly 5 billion years. (A closer approximation is 4.6 billion years)
Vredefort Ring in South Africa, 299km diameter! There is conjecture around the Chicxulub crater in Mexico being potentially bigger though.
Charged particles from the solar winds slowing down in our atmosphere.
The Drake equation, named after Frank Drake.
N = R* • fp • ne • fl • fi • fc • L
Whereby
N = The number of civilizations in the Milky Way Galaxy whose electromagnetic emissions are detectable.
R* = The rate of formation of stars suitable for the development of intelligent life.
fp = The fraction of those stars with planetary systems.
ne = The number of planets, per solar system, with an environment suitable for life.
fl = The fraction of suitable planets on which life actually appears.
fi = The fraction of life bearing planets on which intelligent life emerges.
fc = The fraction of civilizations that develop a technology that releases detectable signs of their existence into space.
L = The length of time such civilizations release detectable signals into space.​​​​​
Yes! The entire solar system is orbiting the center of our galaxy plus the Sun itself rotates.
A term 'spaghettification' has been used here! The closer you are to a black hole, the faster you accelerate towards it. Basically your feet would be pulled faster toward the black hole than your head which means you would stretch and stretch until shredded!
Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the solar system. Found on Mars, it is 3 times higher than Mt Everest. It can be this big due to lower gravity on Mars as well as the lack of plate tectonics.
The universe is about 13.8 billion years old.
The nearest star to earth, excluding the sun, is about 4.3 light years away. Its name is Alpha Centauri.
False. All matter pulls all other matter towards it, this pull is what we call ‘gravity.’ In space, this pull is just much weaker because you are further away from other matter.
No. The gas molecules in space - and yes there is gas - are too far apart for sound to properly travel.

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