10 Interesting Space Facts. This is my first upload, I spent a while making it and had fun/learnt a lot while researching facts. I hope you like it too. . sauna facts universe Space stars galaxy

10 Interesting Space Facts

10 Interesting Space Facts. This is my first upload, I spent a while making it and had fun/learnt a lot while researching facts. I hope you like it too. . sauna

This is my first upload, I spent a while making it and had fun/learnt a lot while researching facts. I hope you like it too.

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The fastest spinning objects in the
Universe are neutron stars - these
can rotate 500 times in just I
second. They are so dense that a
tablespoon star would
weigh about ten billion tonnes.
Supernova explosions produce more
energy in their first ten seconds than
the Sun during the whole obits 10
billion year lifetime, and for a brief
period they create more energy than
the rest ofa galaxy put together.
Betelgeuse, a red supergiant 640 light-
years away is the closest supernova
candidate we have. Betelgeuse is so
gigantic that it literally is the diameter
of Saturn' s orbit around the Sun.
The closest galaxy to us is the
Andromeda Galaxy, which is
approximately 2. 5 million light years
from Earth. It is approaching the Milky
Way at about 300 km/ s, and may collide
with it in about 3 billion years.
The Milkyway is spinning at a rate of
225 kilometers per second. In
addition, the galaxy is travelling
through space at the rate
kilometers per second. This means
that we are traveling at a total speed of
530 kilometers (330 miles) per second.
It would take 6341. 958391 years to
count all the stars in the Milkyway
Galaxy at the rate of one star per
The Whirlpool Galaxy () was the very
first celestial object to be identified as
being spiral.
There is no limit to how small or how
large a black hole can be. The nearest
black hole is 1, 600 light years away.
That is about 16 quadrillion kilometers
from Earth.
The energy in the sunlight we see today
started out in the core ofthe Sun 30, 000
years ago - it spent most ofthis time
passing through the dense atoms that
make the sun and just 8 minutes to
reach us once it had left the Sun.
Every year the moon moves about 3. ccm
further away from the Earth due to tidal
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#44 - holler (02/01/2012) [-]
#31 - perciaval (02/01/2012) [-]
I want more universe facts please!

also the star VY Canis Majoris (the star on the picture) is the biggest star ever known!
#36 to #31 - flyingwhale (02/01/2012) [-]
it had to be done
#39 to #36 - anon (02/01/2012) [-]
Why not do "VY Canis Majoris"
And tag the small one has OP's cack?
User avatar #79 to #39 - amarazengiku (02/01/2012) [-]
Because then his cock would be as big as the sun.
User avatar #2 - heytheremister (02/01/2012) [-]
1. quasars can spin MUCH faster than that.
2."tons" not "tonnes"
3. Betelgeuse is a hyper-nova candidate. The most powerful explosion in the universe.
4. solar systems and other sub-galactic bodies can move much slower, or faster than the rest of the galaxy. so it would be around 250-350 mph.
5. you need an exponent in there, bro.
6. yeah. black holes can only be 1/3 the size of the star that produced it. (maximum)
7. the moon does move farther away, but not because of the tides. it's gravitational momentum.
#523 to #2 - ploug (02/02/2012) [-]
6. No they cannot only be 1/3 the size of the star that produced it.
They can collide with other black holes that will make them bigger.
pic unrelated
#582 to #2 - zombiemunchkin (02/02/2012) [-]
Is Betelgeuse being a hyper-nova candidate related to it being so called "red hyper-giant" as opposed to a red super-giant?
User avatar #607 to #582 - heytheremister (02/02/2012) [-]
color usually designates the size of a star before a prefix like "hyper" or "super" does.
but yes, in turn they both will.

the sun isn't going to die ANYTIME soon. it has around 4.8 billion years left.
it will not go supernova, but rather become a "red giant", this is because it runs out of Hydrogen to fuse into Helium (which usually gives off more than enough energy to keep its **** stable) and begins to fuse Helium. This, in turn, makes Iron, and doesn't give off enough energy to keep the strong nuclear for, as well as gravity, from collapsing inward. The "levels" (like our crust, mantle, outer core etc.) then super-expand outward, becoming roughly 50 times bigger than its original self. these layers gradually drift off, and all that is left is a white dwarf.
User avatar #681 to #2 - angrygorrira (02/02/2012) [-]
cant black holes become infinitely large if they absorb an infinite amount of material?
User avatar #720 to #681 - heytheremister (02/02/2012) [-]
no one is sure what happens when it is absorbed. theories range from a wormhole effect, to it simply being compacted down into micro particles.
i fact, if we were to send a satellite to a black hole, to US it would appear as though it was infinitely stuck on the "event horizon". If you were say, IN the satellite, you would perceive things much differently, as to you it would seem like you were sucked into it.
but no, it doesn't get bigger.
#1090 to #2 - roflstorm has deleted their comment [-]
#1118 to #2 - VVhat (02/02/2012) [-]
@2. You're an idiot for saying that as there is many spelling variations for some words.
User avatar #38 to #2 - dinokalz (02/01/2012) [-]
tonne's is the English spelling of tons. Both are right.
#387 to #38 - kojac (02/01/2012) [-]
both are right but you are wrong. its not the english spelling, its the metric spelling.
User avatar #390 to #387 - dinokalz (02/01/2012) [-]
My mistake.
#1150 to #387 - acerose (02/02/2012) [-]
It's a completely different metric unit.
A tonne is 1000kg.
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#420 to #2 - elephantxmaster (02/01/2012) [-]
If you have an astrophysics major, what the **** are you doing on funnyjunk?
#404 to #2 - nigslayer (02/01/2012) [-]
u may be an astrophysics major, but your also a complete dickbag
User avatar #199 to #2 - XxJACKISHERExX (02/01/2012) [-]
1/3 max so how big was the ******* star thats in the middle of the milky way O.o
User avatar #729 to #2 - andalitemadness (02/02/2012) [-]
I'm sort of confused for the black hole one. I thought black holes could have any positive mass and, though maybe starting out small, could grow bigger and bigger with their only limit being in electric charge and angular momentum, and this being limited only by mass. In the equation, with electric charge Q and angular momentum J and black hole mass M it goes Q^2+(J/M)^2</=M^2 and this is their only limitation (which doesn't really apply to the mass.) If black holes can't get bigger than their stars, how are supermassive black holes 10^5 to 10^9 bigger than the stars they are based on?
User avatar #742 to #729 - heytheremister (02/02/2012) [-]
>black hole
>'nother black hole
>big as **** black hole
they're not *technically* considered matter.
debate b/t dark or anti matter.
too difficult to classify...
User avatar #802 to #742 - andalitemadness (02/02/2012) [-]
From what I've heard of anti matter black holes, they would be the same as regular matter ones but would have the opposite charge. As for dark matter, the only thing I've heard relating the two is a theory that says dark matter is made of primordial black holes small enough to pass through stars with little impact mad shortly after the Big Bang, when energy density was great enough so black holes could be made directly from density variations instead of collapsed stars. But it doesn't quite answer my question still, which was about black hole mass.
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User avatar #50 to #2 - EdwardNigma (02/01/2012) [-]
Might I ask what HAPPENS when 2 galaxies collide? Does **** get real and stars explode all over the place, planets go ******* ******* and we all die?

Because that would be quite a way to go.
User avatar #51 to #50 - Yggy (02/01/2012) [-]
No, because the stars themselves are really really really really far apart, so nothing would ever collide. It'd look awesome though.
User avatar #52 to #51 - EdwardNigma (02/01/2012) [-]
...So I don't have to invent immortality and proceed to get scientists so we can all ******* bail to another galaxy? :c

I wanted to be a hero.
User avatar #1164 to #52 - derblastermaster (02/02/2012) [-]
No, the radiation and gravity shifts would still kill everything. You just wouldn't have too many stars colliding.
User avatar #1176 to #1164 - EdwardNigma (02/02/2012) [-]
Doesn't mean I can't save us all.
User avatar #1179 to #1176 - derblastermaster (02/02/2012) [-]
Go ahead sir
User avatar #940 to #50 - glorfindelfag (02/02/2012) [-]
watch the documentary with morgan freeman about black holes.. apparently the milky way and andromeda will sort of dance with eacother, just spinning around eacother, ifyaknowwutimean.
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User avatar #326 to #50 - SeoYummy (02/01/2012) [-]
It actually looks more like 2 ghosts with a 1% solidity passing through each other
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User avatar #610 to #466 - heytheremister (02/02/2012) [-]
what if the star that made it was 3X bigger than planck's constant?
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User avatar #450 to #2 - xwilly (02/02/2012) [-]
Yep and it's predicted that when Betelgeuse explodes it will be visible from Earth and there will a be a period of time where it becomes as visible as the sun causing Earth to have no night time.
User avatar #749 to #2 - heytheremister (02/02/2012) [-]
well guys, ***** been teal, but im done with the questions. message me or FR or somthing. later.
User avatar #189 to #2 - shannonrw (02/01/2012) [-]
I have a few questions for you.

1. Can you tell me what majoring in astrophysics is like? What classes do you take, what do you learn...does it tie in with astronomy?

2. Is it a useful major? Like, will it help me get a good job?

3. Would I have an easy time getting a job at NASA if I'm good?

User avatar #570 to #189 - heytheremister (02/02/2012) [-]
1. im afraid NASA turns down 98% of all apllicants.
2. i was here before I switched majors.
3. eh, i can be useful if you look for the right job.
4. any nuclear/geo physics helps, and you need a **** TON of math classes.
User avatar #1185 to #570 - shannonrw (02/02/2012) [-]
What classes are you taking now? Oh, and but is it like useful? Or should I major in something else
User avatar #266 to #2 - mrvegeta (02/01/2012) [-]
then you should know that black holes hit earth all the time too :) they just decay immediately
User avatar #469 to #266 - cshp (02/02/2012) [-]
Holy **** , you are stupid.
User avatar #478 to #469 - mrvegeta (02/02/2012) [-]
Saw it on "Through the wormhole with Morgan Freeman"

That's what they said at least... When they were talking about the large hedron collider possibly making a black hole, they said it would make a small and insignificant one, and that the earth is bombarded with those all the time. It's mean to call people stupid :(
#917 to #478 - samzo (02/02/2012) [-]
You serious?
You serious?
#965 to #917 - mrvegeta (02/02/2012) [-]
Yeah and now everyone thinks I'm stupid :(
Yeah and now everyone thinks I'm stupid :(

User avatar #4 to #2 - heytheremister (02/01/2012) [-]
>im a goddamn astrophysics major.
User avatar #190 to #4 - killerliquid ONLINE (02/01/2012) [-]
You may be an astrophysics major, but here in Canada, it's tonnes
User avatar #405 to #4 - thinlizzy ONLINE (02/01/2012) [-]
Then why the **** are you on FJ? This is a site for underachievers only
#415 to #405 - mateusdefaria (02/01/2012) [-]
I don't know about you, but I consider myself an overachiever if anything. Funnyjunk has a very diverse user base. But I guess you were just joshing.
User avatar #419 to #415 - thinlizzy ONLINE (02/01/2012) [-]
Completely, probably more than half of the people here are very much overachievers but barely anyone would believe them if they said it
User avatar #574 to #405 - heytheremister (02/02/2012) [-]
i was here before i got it, then lost my first account when i switched the color background...
was an anon up until last year or so.
#15 to #4 - MyNameIsARickRoll (02/01/2012) [-]
You said everything I was going to say. I love you.
In return, here's a picture of a black hole eating an orbiting star. The accretion disk has a very pretty colour here.
#425 to #4 - anon (02/01/2012) [-]
And I'm sure I read the words "energy" and "created" in the same line in the second one FUUUUUU
Energy is not created or destroyed, only changes form!
Engineering student out
User avatar #13 to #4 - blasthardcheese (02/01/2012) [-]
(Ill ask the expert)
Are the images of our galaxy CGI?
User avatar #16 to #13 - heytheremister (02/01/2012) [-]
the pictures are taken at different places and times, so technically, yes. they are CGI. but it's really more like piecing a puzzle together from different ACTUAL pictures.
User avatar #18 to #16 - blasthardcheese (02/01/2012) [-]
User avatar #695 to #18 - stumphyjr (02/02/2012) [-]
>Ask a question
>Is polite about it
>Gets toenail clippinged down

User avatar #11 to #4 - mookiez (02/01/2012) [-]
I want to go to college for astrophysics, But idk yet, I hear you have to go as long as you would if you'd be a doctor, and idk if it'd be worth it.
#1142 to #4 - Amwolf (02/02/2012) [-]
You're an astrophysics major yet you don't know the difference between a ton and a tonne? Tonnes are metric, and tons are a US measurement.
#486 to #4 - anon (02/02/2012) [-]
You may be an astrophysics major, but a supermassive black hole is bigger than any star. The one at the center of Milky Way has a mass of about 4 millions of solar masses - you can now calculate easily the Schwarzschild radius easily because of your degree.
I'd like also to know how you measured the angular speed of a quasar, assuming that this what you mean by "spin", or where you obtain this data.
User avatar #620 to #486 - heytheremister (02/02/2012) [-]
>stars ******* spin
>implode on themselves
>quasars come out of both poles
>traveling 100%C
>+ already spinning
>FAST AS ****
#1183 to #620 - anon (02/02/2012) [-]
A quasar is an active galactic nucleus, that is is made of stars, not coming out of stars... you are confusing it with a relativistic jet
#1019 to #4 - EmilyyRosee (02/02/2012) [-]
Me too :D
User avatar #135 to #4 - revwins (02/01/2012) [-]
I have a question about the size of black holes. Is the size that you're talking about (1/3 the size of the star that produced it) including the disc around it that light can't escape? also is that called the accretion disc?
User avatar #585 to #135 - havocman (02/02/2012) [-]
that number isn't entirely accurate, black holes can be larger than 1/3 the size of the star that created them (supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies). but otherwise he is saying the size relative to the event horizon. this is the region of space around where no speed (even the speed of light) can allow an object to escape the pull of the black holes gravity (hence their name "black holes"). the accretion disk is just matter that is being spun around due to gravity.
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#171 - lolzordz (02/01/2012) [-]
ill be surprised if no one thought of this yet...
#196 to #171 - mooasaurus (02/01/2012) [-]
for the people who didnt understand
User avatar #176 to #171 - originalpelwi (02/01/2012) [-]
fukken saved..
#184 to #171 - nananana (02/01/2012) [-]
I see what you did there.
#107 - wonderlandman (02/01/2012) [-]
#1025 - Digitalphear (02/02/2012) [-]
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Worth the long read. Interesting as **** yo. I think this just proves that it's mathematically impossible that we're the only ones in the universe and that's just awesome. This makes me actually think what life is. Like, what's the point of it, how is any of it possible? Is this all that there is? I ******* love space.
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#1027 - injerseyforever (02/02/2012) [-]
11) And your mother is fatter than the entire thing.
11) And your mother is fatter than the entire thing.
#554 - anon (02/02/2012) [-]
Number 2: "...they create more energy than the rest of the a galaxy put together."
"They create more energy"
"Create more energy"

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User avatar #655 to #580 - confetti (02/02/2012) [-]
Actually, matter can be created. If you base yourself on the virtual particle theory, there is tiny particles that appears out of the void, antimatter and matter particles, that collide together ( Antimatter particles go collide the matter one) a fraction of second after it was created, leaving nothing behind, not even energy, because the particle and the anti particle that collides together have a completely opposite spin. This mean that matter can be created, and destroyed. Perhaps its possible that these particles come from an other universe, where matter can be created and destroyed.
User avatar #660 to #655 - kanaka (02/02/2012) [-]
Like I said earlier, I am not a clever man. Thank you for telling me the correct theory.
#625 to #580 - anon (02/02/2012) [-]
There is the Law of Conservation of Energy and the Law of Conservation of Matter.
#593 to #554 - bbppff (02/02/2012) [-]
pic related
#359 - dguitarhero (02/01/2012) [-]
i felt like it
#366 to #359 - dguitarhero (02/01/2012) [-]
fix'd because i thought of it
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#955 to #278 - anon (02/02/2012) [-]
I'm getting my body frozen when I die. You can pay the dept of the cost to get brought back after you wake up.
#1061 to #955 - hackapelite (02/02/2012) [-]
im under the impression that we don't yet have the technology to safely freeze human body without causing some serious tissue damage, we don't know when you die though.. but you probably wouldn't want to be in the future as an old fart, so if we don't have the technology at your thirties.. you're ******
#1140 - dementedllama (02/02/2012) [-]
Part of me hates seeing posts like this. All it does is remind me that I'm never going to get a chance to explore any of it or even leave the planet in my lifetime.
#1160 to #1140 - klondikemonster (02/02/2012) [-]
Don't say that! Believe it or not, recent testing has actually reversed the aging process in mice. Not stopped it, or slowed it down, but actually made the mice younger! Just imagine it! In the next 30 years (at most) they will be able to extend the life of human beings to be immense!

Space exploration/ meeting alien species and century long lives are a real possibility!
#1162 to #1160 - dementedllama (02/02/2012) [-]
<<First off

Secondly, I would absolutely refuse to mess with my body in such a way. Just how I would never accept non-biological genetic enhancements. My body, whether created or random chance, will stay 100% a human body until the day I die.
User avatar #1163 to #1162 - klondikemonster (02/02/2012) [-]
It's not genetic enhancement, or modular genetic dicking around (or whatever you want to call it), it's merely a form of stopping and reversing the aging process by re-enlivening your body's internal processes with something simple like a vaccine/ shot. Aging is, quite literally, a disease on the human body that shouldn't actually exist (It was quite a shocking discovery)
User avatar #1165 to #1163 - dementedllama (02/02/2012) [-]
Interedasting. The way you explained it first made it sound like some sort of mad science experiment with a few barely-understood results. I shall look into this anti-aging **** .
User avatar #1170 to #1160 - holyshitcake (02/02/2012) [-]
Well..i if it ever comes to that. maybe it already has. I would assume the government will do everything in their power to keep that from being publicly available.. if people start living this long.. this earth would be overpopulated for sure etc etc.

Just a thought.
#1171 to #1170 - klondikemonster (02/02/2012) [-]
Then space travel would become a necessity! OH BOY!
Then space travel would become a necessity! OH BOY!
#1173 to #1171 - holyshitcake (02/02/2012) [-]
True. But then again.. why would they give avarage people this oppurtunity? This will most certainly only be available for people of "worth" and people with money. I doubt they will share this discovery/ vaccine or w/e at first.
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#559 - thelolariousman (02/02/2012) [-]
mutha 			*******		 space
mutha ******* space
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BOOYA. Good Job!
BOOYA. Good Job!
#407 - thinlizzy ONLINE (02/01/2012) [-]
I don't understand how we know this
#422 to #407 - anon (02/01/2012) [-]
Once again, by a mathematical process other than counting one at a time.
#426 to #407 - sellious (02/01/2012) [-]
"The number of stars is calculated by observing the orbit of stars in the Milky Way’s disk, obtaining the orbital velocity of the Milky Way itself, then figuring the mass of the galaxy. After determining the mass (and subtracting out the halo of dark matter that makes up over 90% of the Milky Way’s heft), astronomers use surveys of the masses and types of stars in the galaxy to come up with an average mass, and the estimate of 200-400 billion stars."

From that point you set # of stars = to # of seconds, then find how many years that is.

I'd imagine there are better estimates than that, but that's just what I found in about 3 seconds of googling.

Pic semi-related (kind of).
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#116 - sirchaudhry **User deleted account** (02/01/2012) [-]
These are way better than those Fact Sphere jokes
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