10 mind-blowing facts about space

Space may be "silent" but never boring.
By Mark Stetson , Xavier Piedra , and Dennis Green  on 
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Thinking about space for too long can be scary and overwhelming. Are we alone? Will we ever be able to live on another planet? Will black holes destroy the universe one day? What should you do if you ever encounter an alien? Don’t worry, our curious science producer will do all the excessive thinking for you, and teach you a thing or two in the process. With the help of experts, our producer will deep dive into all the interesting things that happen, have happened, and will happen in space.


When you look up at the stars, what do you think about? That we may be not be alone? The vastness of it all?

There's a lot to wonder about space. The fact is we don't know all the answers about it. We know it's vast and beautiful, but we're not really sure how vast (or how beautiful, for that matter).

Some of the things we do know, however, are downright mind-boggling. Here, we've collected some of the most amazing facts about space, so when you look up at the stars you can be ever more wowed by what you're looking at.

Topics NASA


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