10 Space myths

  1. In space, people explode

In exposure to space we will die, but not in such a way. We might be alive for half a minute and the reason for our death most probably will be star-422756_640asphyxiation, since lack of oxygen

  1. Venus is like Earth

Venus is often represented as identical to our planet, because her size is 80% of Earth size. Venus is the hottest planet in the Solar system, her temperature reaches 465 C◦. The planet possesses 1600 identified volcanoes and has got very high air pressure, which make her surface deadly.

  1. The Sun is a fire bowl

Sun is not burning, which is a chemical process. Sun is shining and the heat is in consequence of nuclear reaction.

  1. The Sun is yellow

We see the Sun in yellow color because of the atmosphere. The real color of the Sun is white, since his temperature. The hottest stars have got blue color. The stars with temperature of the surface above 9730 C◦ are blue hence the Sun is white, the surface on it has got temperature of 5505 C◦.

  1. In summer the Earth is closer to the Sun

Sometimes the Earth is closer to the Sun and the reason is her ellipse shape.

The seasons are caused of the tilt of our orbital axis. When orbital axis points toward the Sun, it is summer in that hemisphere.

  1. The Moon has got dark side

The idea that one side of the Moon is always dark is not true. One side of the Moon is always facing the Earth. At various points all side of the Moon receive sun light.

  1. Sound in space

There is no atmosphere in space, so there is nothing for the sound waves to travel trough. This does not mean there is no sound in the Universe, the sound exists where the atmosphere is, but it will be probably a weird sound for us.

  1. You cannot travel trough asteroid belt

The chance to crash in asteroid trough asteroid belt is one on a million. Why? The distance between two objects in asteroid belt reaches hundreds of thousands of miles.

  1. You can see the Great wall of China from space

Let just say it is hard to see the continents from the Moon.

10. NASA takes 25% of the government budget

The budget that is assign for 2015 for NASA is 0.5%.

Source: www.iflscience.com

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