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Fun Science Facts
If you have you ever wanted to impress your science teachers, you have come to the right place. Here you will learn some cool facts about space that will not only impress your teachers but if and when you use a well chosen cool fact to start a conversation you just might make a new friend or amuse an old one. Random science facts can also give you some great ideas for that next science project. And for all of the science teachers out there, using science facts in elementary science classes can get the attention of every student that pass through your classroom door!
So whether you are looking for some great idea for your next science fair project or you are just curious about the world around you, this is the place where science meets fun. It is always so amazing to me that when learning anything, if you can relate it it to something fun, the information just sinks in.
Here are some fun space facts for kids. I am sure that you will want to find out more about astronomy, the Moon, planets, our Sun, the Milky Way galaxy, our Universe and much more.
- The first man made object sent into space was in 1957 when the Russian satellite named Sputnik was launched.
- Footprints left behind by astronauts on the moon will stay there forever as there is no wind to blow them away.
- Many scientists believe that an asteroid impact caused the extinction of the dinosaurs around 65 million years ago.
- The atmosphere of Venus made up mainly of carbon dioxide.
Cool Facts About Space
Space is a pretty cool place and scientist that study space can be pretty interesting science teachers. Here are some random facts from the outer regions.
- In space Astronauts cant cry because it is impossible for tears to flow without gravity.
- Our galaxy is so wide at the speed of light it would take you 100,000 years to cross it.
- The famous Halleys comet returns every 76 years. it last appeared in 1986. it will appear again in 2062.
- It is because of the Sun and Moons gravity that we have high & low tides.
- February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have had a full moon.
- At 60 degrees south latitude, you can sail completely around the world
- Earth is the only planet that is not named after a Roman god.
- Venus and Mercury have no moons.
More Random Facts
- Stars are divided into six color classifications: red stars are the coolest and bluish ones are the hottest
- The sun is composed entirely of gases and is only about half as dense as water.
- The diameter of the sun is about 860,000 miles (1,384,000km)
- Every exploded star or nebula contains the seeds of a new star and this new star is called the protostar.
- The sun rotates on its axis about once a month.
- A solar eclipse happens when the moon is directly between the Earth and the Sun. The shadow of the moon falls on the Earths surface and obscures the sun, wither partially or totally depending on where you are looking at it from.
- Lunar eclipse occurs whe the Earth is directly between the Sun and the Moon. The shadow of the earth on the Moon's surface obscures the moons reflected sunlight.
- The moon is approximately 234,000 (376,000) miles from earth