We all know – the universe is an amazing place! For all of history man has been trying to make sense of the universe. And although we know a lot about it, new discovering are made with every passing day. Prepare to be amazed – here are some mind blowing facts about the universe!
- The #sun makes up more than 99% of the mass of the solar system.
2. A gas cloud in the constellation of Aquila contains enough alcohol to make 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
3. Due to the time needed for the light from stars to reach us, looking at #stars is basically looking into the past.
4. The Milky Way has four spiral arms, not two.
5. Neil deGrasse Tyson, “They (stars) get so hot that the nuclei of the atoms fuse together deep within them to make the oxygen we breathe, the carbon in our muscles, the calcium in our bones, the iron in our blood. You, me, everyone: We are made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.”