What are some cool facts about the Universe?

What are some cool facts about the Universe? by Kaustav Das

Answer by Kaustav Das:

Well it goes like this:

  • Olympus Mons:The Tallest Mountain in the Solar System(Planet Mars).It’s 22 km tall .It’s almost 3 times of the size of Mount Everest.
  • About 1% of the static on your TV is caused by cosmic microwave Background(CMB) radiation left over from the big bang about 13.7 billion years ago.

Basically i’m talking about this:

  • The earth's rotation is slowing at a rate of approximately 17 milliseconds a century & the length of a day for the dinosaurs was closer to 22 hours.(well that’s just 250 million years ago)
  • The oldest known object in the universe is a galaxy called z8_GND_5296. It’s 13.1 billion years old – only about 700 million years younger than the universe.
  • Aerogel or Frozen Smoke:
    • 96% air
    • 39 times more insulating than the best best fiberglass insulation.
    • 1000 times less dense than glass.
    • Used on Mars Pathfinder's rover
  • Sagittarius B (molecular gas cloud) Contains a Billion Billion Billion Liters of Alcohol.
  • 55 Cancri e:It is also known as the diamond planet.At only 40 light-years away, in the northern constellation Cancer, the gemlike planet sits relatively near Earth. In dark skies, 55 Cancri e's host star is clearly visible to the naked eye.
  • Gliese 436b: The Planet of Burning Ice, is one of the most exotic contradictions within the realm of human knowledge, for it is known to literally be a planet coated by flaming ice! However, this apparent contradiction is not entirely unfounded- the planet Gliese 436 b has been placed in certain circumstances that make this seemingly impossible scenario a reality- a wondrous, extraordinary reality.


For more information check these links:

How quickly was the Earth rotating 250 million years ago?

The 9 Tallest Mountains In The Solar System

Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

Sagittarius B Contains a Billion Billion Billion Liters of Alcohol

5 unbelievable facts you didn’t know about the Universe

Pale Blue Dot

55 Cancri e



What are some cool facts about the Universe?


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