Astronomers have found a planet that rains liquid glass sideways amid 4,500 mph winds.
In 2008, a 30 second Doritos television advertisement was beamed by radar to a solar system 42 light years away.
Scientists have confirmed that Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons, has a watery ocean.
Saturn’s moon Titan has an unexplained anomaly in its atmospheric composition that is consistent with earlier predictions about life there.
On the first splashdown by a Soviet crew, the Soyuz capsule landed in the middle of blizzard, punched through a frozen lake, went fully underwater and the lake above them froze over partially requiring an intense rescue operation lasting 9 hours under −22 °C.
NASA’s first trip into space was made possible in part by Katherine Johnson, an African American scientist who was in charge of calculating the rocket’s flight trajectory. Her work was so trusted that, even after NASA had switched to computers, they would call on her to check for any mistakes.
“The Blue Marble” is the only whole-earth photo taken by human hands. No one has since been far enough from earth to take a similar picture.
Time runs approximately 0.0000000014 percent slower on the ISS than on earth – after 6 months in the ISS, an astronaut will have aged 0.007 less than someone who had spent 6 months on earth, all due to time dilation.
In 1963 the US Military created an artificial ring around the earth, similar to that of the planet Saturn. The ring was made of copper needles and was used for worldwide communications in the case that the Soviets disabled all other methods of communication.
The galaxy M100 is so far away that if beings from there were to look at Earth right now, they would be watching the real-time extinction of the dinosaurs.