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15 Unnerving Facts About the Universe and Its Wonders

15 Unnerving Facts About the Universe and Its Wonders

İrem Uğur
March 14 2023 - 01:55pm

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Sometimes we can feel the smallness of our existence just by looking at the sky. The mysteries of space and the universe make us shudder just by looking at it, and we can't really comprehend what is going on there. Let's take a look at some facts about space and the universe that are terrifying to think about!

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1. If one of the poles of a gamma-ray burst hits Earth, humanity could be wiped off the face of the Earth in an instant!

2. Another thing with the power to destroy the Earth in one fell swoop is the asteroid called the God of Chaos, which will pass close to Earth in about 20 years.

2. Another thing with the power to destroy the Earth in one fell swoop is the asteroid called the God of Chaos, which will pass close to Earth in about 20 years.

This asteroid, which will pass only 32,000 kilometers from Earth, will not hit the Earth, of course, but if its direction had been slightly different, there would be no planet left.

3. The skull-shaped nebula called 'Rosetta', 65 light years from Earth 👇

3. The skull-shaped nebula called 'Rosetta', 65 light years from Earth 👇

4. Don't say space has no odor! Astronauts say that space smells like rotten eggs, burnt metal, etc.

4. Don't say space has no odor! Astronauts say that space smells like rotten eggs, burnt metal, etc.

Scientists say that these odors are caused by various chemical reactions occurring in space and in the orbits of planets.

5. The Moon, Earth's satellite, is moving away from our planet by 4 centimeters every year!

5. The Moon, Earth's satellite, is moving away from our planet by 4 centimeters every year!
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6. You may know that the explosion of massive stars is called a supernova. The temperature of a supernova can reach up to 1 billion degrees Celsius!

6. You may know that the explosion of massive stars is called a supernova. The temperature of a supernova can reach up to 1 billion degrees Celsius!

7. Did you know that so far we have only discovered 5 percent of the entire universe? We have no idea about the rest!

7. Did you know that so far we have only discovered 5 percent of the entire universe? We have no idea about the rest!

8. In 1971, three Russian astronauts suffocated to death when an air hatch accidentally opened on the Soyuz 11 spacecraft on the way back.

8. In 1971, three Russian astronauts suffocated to death when an air hatch accidentally opened on the Soyuz 11 spacecraft on the way back.

Meanwhile, the team that was heading towards the vehicle arrived 15 minutes after the incident and found the bodies of the astronauts...

9. There really is such a thing as 'Vampire Stars'. Only instead of sucking blood, they suck hydrogen and plasma from their victims!

9. There really is such a thing as 'Vampire Stars'. Only instead of sucking blood, they suck hydrogen and plasma from their victims!

Sometimes it ends with both stars exploding.

10. The fact that you can't be heard screaming in space is a bit scary...

10. The fact that you can't be heard screaming in space is a bit scary...

Unless you have special devices for this that send signals to others!

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11. Enrico Fermi's question "So if there is other life in the universe, where is it, for God's sake?", called the 'Fermi paradox', is still on the agenda...

11. Enrico Fermi's question "So if there is other life in the universe, where is it, for God's sake?", called the 'Fermi paradox', is still on the agenda...

While there is still no conclusive proof of the existence of aliens, it is absurd to think that they don't exist. Enrico Fermi's question 'Where are the aliens?' continues to puzzle scientists as a paradox...

12. You might think that the constituents of the universe are in the form of dots, but according to string theory, they are in the form of strings!

13. You can survive in space for a maximum of 15 seconds without your astronaut suit

13. You can survive in space for a maximum of 15 seconds without your astronaut suit

Although rumors abound, the way you die is most likely by drowning. What happens to your body after death is another matter.

14. The fact that the only thing protecting us from the vacuum of space and the bombardment of radiation is a thin layer of air and gas...

14. The fact that the only thing protecting us from the vacuum of space and the bombardment of radiation is a thin layer of air and gas...

15. A severe solar storm is powerful enough to bring down all the electricity and communication networks on Earth!

15. A severe solar storm is powerful enough to bring down all the electricity and communication networks on Earth!
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What do you think about these facts? Let's meet in the comments!

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