5 Facts About the Solar System We Bet You Didn't Know!
The Solar System is full of mysteries, so today we’re going to be looking at some facts that you might not have known. Did you know that the Earth's moon is the only celestial body in our solar system where humans have set foot? That might seem like an obvious one, but there are some other weird things about the moon that you might not know.
What else are we going to talk about? We'll also be looking at how Pluto lost its planet status, what happens when you die on Jupiter's surface, and more! Let’s get started!
Earth’s moon is the only celestial body in our solar system where humans have set foot
The first fact we're going to talk about is that Earth's moon is the only celestial body in our solar system where humans have set foot. We’ve been there multiple times, and it’s still hard to believe that we were able to walk on another planet.
What are some weird things about the moon?
The Earth's moon is the only celestial body in our solar system where humans have set foot. Now, that might seem like an obvious one, but there are some other weird things about the moon that you might not know. For example, did you know that the Moon orbits around the Earth at an average distance of 240,000km? Or that it actually has less gravity than what we experience on Earth?
But maybe one of the weirdest things about the moon is its lack of a magnetic field. That means it can't protect itself from solar winds and radiation from space, which gradually cause it to lose its atmosphere over time. In fact, scientists think that when life began on Earth 3 billion years ago, they may have been able to live on the Moon because it had more water in its atmosphere at the time!
Pluto lost its planet status in 2006
Pluto was demoted from a planet to a dwarf planet in 2006. That's because of the discovery of Eris, which is slightly bigger than Pluto and shares Pluto's orbit.
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) created a new classification for pluto and other objects like it. Plutoids are celestial bodies that orbit around the sun but are not planets. They have been classified as dwarf planets, which makes sense because they're small and not spherical. In fact, some astronomers think that Earth could become a dwarf planet as well!
What happens when you die on Jupiter’s surface?
You might not know this, but it turns out that if you die on Jupiter's surface, your body is going to be destroyed by the intense pressure and gravity. That sounds a lot like what happens on Earth, but Jupiter is a whole different ballgame.
On top of all that pressure and gravity, the radiation from Jupiter will also penetrate your skin and cause a huge amount of damage. It doesn't take long before your body succumbs to those factors and is completely destroyed.
When you think about it, death on Jupiter's surface is actually pretty terrifying. If you're going to die there, it probably won't last for very long. But still—don't go there!
The solar system is huge, and there are still things we don’t know. That’s because there are over 100 billion stars in our galaxy alone. And that’s not even counting the other galaxies! If you’ve ever thought about what it would be like to explore space, get ready for your chance. Space travel is finally becoming a reality, and it’s only a matter of time before you’ll be able to explore our solar system. And maybe even more than that!