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6 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Space That Will Make You Go ‘For Real?’

The space is incredible. Have you stopped for a moment to think of this strange place above our heads?

The vast darkness, the unexplored planets, the mysterious moons, the strange phenomena that literally come out of this world, billions of billions of objects in the billions of galaxies of this almost incomprehensible universe of the human spirit.

The space certainly seems a scary but exciting place. There is a bucket of things around space that are still unknown to humanity, but we are getting there, slowly but surely.

Space is not that far away

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revisited one of its most iconic and popular images: the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation. This image shows the pillars as seen in visible light, capturing the multi-coloured glow of gas clouds, wispy tendrils of dark cosmic dust, and the rust-coloured elephants’ trunks of the nebula’s famous pillars. The dust and gas in the pillars is seared by the intense radiation from young stars and eroded by strong winds from massive nearby stars. With these new images comes better contrast and a clearer view for astronomers to study how the structure of the pillars is changing over time.

The boundary between the earth’s atmosphere and space is known as the Carman Line, which is 100 km above sea level, not too far away because if you can drive, it will be in less than an hour!

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