How much do you know about the final frontier?
Space is full of stars, planets, moons, black holes, and more, and we are learning more every day. Water was recently found on Mars, a huge discovery that creates more questions than it answers! Take a huge leap forward into space exploration with these fun facts.
Did you know? Space
- The surface of Venus is almost entirely volcanic. More than 1,600 volcanoes have been identified, more than any other planet in the solar system.
- Earth is twice as likely to be hit by something we don’t know, like an asteroid, than by something we do.
- Larger than the planet Mercury, Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system. Its diameter is 3,272 miles, and it is the only moon in the solar system known to have a significant magnetic field, meaning its core likely contains liquid iron.
- The amount of sunlight Uranus receives is only 0.25 percent of that reaching Earth.
- The Hubble Space Telescope is so sensitive that if two candles were placed 6.5 feet apart about 7,000 miles away, it would see them both separately.
DK books for the space lover
My Best Pop-up Space Book
DK Eyewitness Books: Space Exploration
The Practical Astronomer