Oct. 9, 2015

Kids' Space Facts #1 - Star Stuff

Can we all admit that space is pretty stellar?

We recruited a team of kids that love space as much as we do to find us some awesome space facts for kids from 2-92. We'll be posting a series of these awesome "Did You Know's" starting with facts about stars:

 Heavy Stuff

A teaspoon-full of Neutron star would weigh about 112 million tonnes.


Even on clear nights, the human eye can only see ~3,000 stars. There are an estimated 100,000,000,000 in our galaxy alone!

Star of the Show

Betelgeuse, the star on Orion's top-left shoulder, is so big that if replaced the sun, it would swallow up Earth, Mars and Jupiter!

Grab a pic on the iPhone 88S

Halley’s Comet was last seen in 1986. It will be visible again from Earth sometime in 2061 (get your camera ready!)

Star in a Car

If you could travel to the nearest star in a car at 70 miles an hour, it would take 356,908,917,036 years!

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