There is a manmade satellite orbiting Earth, that is expected to come back down in 8.4 million years, carrying maps of today’s Earth for future residents of Earth
The deepest note mankind has ever detected is a B♭ that is 57 octaves below middle C. The sound is made by inflating plasma bubbles in the center of the Perseus Cluster.
The loudest events in the universe are starquakes. The largest ever recorded was in 2004, the star Magnatar SGR 1806-20 adjusted itself with the force equal to 22.7 on the Richter scale. It happened 50,000 ly away from Earth, but if it was 10 ly away, it would have caused mass extinction.
NASA cannot bring birds into space because birds need gravity to swallow.
If you could drive a car straight upwards at 60 mph, you could reach space in about an hour, and the moon in about 6 months.
Pluto is as big as Russia.
Due to the high ratio of atmospheric density to surface gravity on Saturn’s moon Titan, humans could fly by simply strapping on a pair of wings.
Curiosity got its name from student Clara Ma, who as a sixth grader, entered an essay contest to name the next Mars rover. Her essay was chosen from 9,000 entries and as part of her winnings, Ma signed her name on the rover before it was packed for its journey to Mars.
The estimated costs for the 2012 political campaigns (6 or 7 billion) is almost 3 times the cost of sending the Rover Curiosity to Mars (2.5 billion).