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Interesting Facts

Space

Asteroids

Did you know that craters on the moon caused by asteroids can be as wide as 965km, which is how big Orientale Basin is!

Astronauts

Did you know Astronauts who spend a long time in space end up being taller than they used to be. This is because of the lack of gravity in space which means the bones are not pulled together as much and therefore expand!

Moon

Did you know that there is no weather on the moon, this means the first footsteps of man on the moon are still there! How Amazing!

Mountains in Space

Did you know that the tallest mountain in our Solar System is Mars and is called Olympus Mons, standing 23km high! Try climbing that!

Radio Waves

Did you know that radio and TV programmes which travel on radio waves keep travelling into the Universe forever! This means distant planets could be watching the first TV pictures today!

Sun

Did you know that the temperature of the Sun's surface is about 6,000 degees centigrade. That is 60 times as hot as boiling water!