Monday 7 December 2015

Large objects in the Universe

Hey Guys, Mohammed here. Today I'm going to give you 5 fun facts about outer space, I will be giving you 1 fact every post, referring to the phrase 'You learn something new everyday', you will learn one cool fact every post, so, here you go:

1st Cool Fact : There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on earth. That's a lot of stars considering that there are billions and billions of tiny little grains of sand, across the entire world!

Today, I will be teaching you about outer space, but we will be starting small, and by small I mean close to earth, as we progress through posts I will be writing about further and further away from Earth. So for now, we start with the solar system,
If your wondering what the solar system looks like- for some weird reason- here is what the solar system looks like:

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As you can see, we aren't very big, well, comparing to other planets in the solar system, and also to the entire galaxy etc. we humans, are like tiny little particles comparing to everything else beyond the solar system. The biggest planet in the universe is named TRES4, its about 70% larger than Jupiter, but it's only just 80% of Jupiter's mass. If you want to know how big it is compared to Jupiter, here it is:

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However, the biggest star in the universe is about 5000 light years from Earth, and its roughly the radius of 950-1200 Suns, this red hypergiant star is called VY Canis Majoris. This star is humongous and can also engulf the orbit of Jupiter, Here's a picture of the insanely massive hypergiant star:

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There's been this question going on in my mind about space, and its really hard to answer, however, I'll be talking about it in the next post, if you know the question, or have an idea of what the question could possibly be, comment it down in the comments section, until then, this has been Mohammed, Bye!  


Monday 30 November 2015

Hello my name is Mohammed, this is my blog. In this blog, I will tell you quite a bit of information about the 'Geography of Outer Space' I will be posting information about every week. Until then, this has been Mohammed. A.