There is a star 50 light-years from earth in the constellation Centaurus (BPM 37093) that is pure crystallized carbon, which means it is a diamond that weighs 10 billion trillion trillion carats. Written out that would be 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 carats.
During photosynthesis, plants emit light humans can’t see, but NASA can see that light from space—and they’ve made maps.
Ashes of the man who discovered Pluto are on its way there.
NASA thinks humans can probably survive completely unprotected in space for over 30 seconds without permanent injury. Three people have died from exposure to space – the three crewmen of Soyuz 11, which accidentally depressurized during its return to earth. One crewman was wearing a bio monitor, which showed he went into cardiac arrest within 40 seconds of depressurization.
Venus is the only planet in the Solar System where the sun rises in the West and sets in the East.