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5 Myths Everyone Believes about Space

Updated on September 16, 2015
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#5. There Is a Permanent Dark Side of the Moon.

This is a surprising one for myself as I always believed that there was a dark side of the moon when I was little.

There is no Dark side of the moon; all of the moon gets sunlight. There is a ''far'' side of the moon which we can't see ourselves but that side still receives sunlight.

#4. People Explode in the Vacuum of Space

Another surprising one, this one may be a popular belief in the movies but in fact this not true at all.

We can survive for about 30 seconds without a helmet on due to the lack of oxygen present in space but we humans are not balloons and we won't explode; our bodies may expand without the correct equipment and the lack off oxygen but there's no way we will explode.

#3. Meteorites Are Hot

Meteorites are not hot! they may seem like that in the movies but this is reality, and in reality this is not true. Meteorites are idle cold rocks in space around 3 degrees above zero, they only warm up when they enter our atmosphere not to hot; they are about lukewarm temperature, so the next time you see a meteor on the ground give it a little tickle.

#2. Black Holes Are Cosmic Vacuum Cleaners

You may think black holes are something dangerous and something to be afraid of but that is not entirely true. We wouldn't be sucked into a black hole because like other objects in an around our universe they all have a gravitational pull, so they can only be as powerful as its mass allows it to be no more no less. Physics is what black holes have to obey, so the next time you see a massive news headline stating that we're about to die and get sucked in by a black, just sit back and relax because there's nothing to worry about.

#1. The Asteroid Belt is dangerous

In the far distant past, there were 1,000 times more asteroids in the Belt. Even then, the odds of a space probe crashing/hitting into one would still be only one in a million. Over time, asteroids collided with each other and went off into the solar system, slowly removing themselves from the Asteroid Belt. So...thank crumbs that I am not going to die anytime soon.


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