Universe Facts

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As passengers on Earth, we are all carried around the sun at a mean velocity of 66,600 mph (107,182 km/h).

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A third of all Russians believe the Sun revolves around the Earth.

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The Sun is thought to have completed about 20 orbits during its lifetime and just 1/1250th of an orbit since the origin of humans.

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Every second, the Sun sends to earth 10 times more neutrinos than the number of people on earth.

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Six ten-billionths of the Sun is gold.

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1.3 million Earths could fit inside the sun, an average-sized star.

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If you weigh 150 lb (68 kg) on the Earth, you would weigh only 25 lb (11 kg) on the Moon.

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If you weighed 150 lb (68 kg) on Earth, you would weigh 4,200 lb (1,905 kg) on the Sun.

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Earth spins at around 1,000 mph and hurtles through space in its orbit around the sun at about 67,000 mph.

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The solar system is 4.54 billion years old.

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Venus has more volcanoes than any other planet in the solar system, with over 1600.

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Uranus is the third-largest planet in the Solar System.

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