Space

We spend so much time focused on our own lives down here on earth that we often fail to notice the beautiful and wondrous things not on this planet. Our seemingly limitless universe is filled with truly astonishing things, and here at The Fact Site you can learn all about them!

You’ll learn unique facts such as there are only fourteen black holes we’ve identified in space or that our galaxy, the Milky Way, is around a hundred thousand light years wide! Continue reading to find out more about our solar system, the planets inside of it, and the rest of the universe!

24 Terrific Facts About The Telescope

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Have you ever looked up and wondered what that shimmering ball of light in the sky actually is, or how it looks? The telescope has been around for centuries. But how much do you actually know about it? Here we look at 24 facts about the gateway to the stars!

5 Fascinating Facts About Saturn’s Rings

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Saturn, like the other gas giants in our Solar System, has rings. The one thing that differentiates Saturn from his gaseous siblings is the sheer outstanding beauty its rings possess. Here we’re going to look at 5 mind-blowing facts about the big orange gas ball high above us.

Six Strangest Phenomena In The Universe

The universe is constantly surprising us, whenever we search for proof of a particular concept or idea, something completely unrelated that we thought we understood gets turned upside down. Here are 6 of the strangest phenomena in the universe.

The History of Space Travel Timeline

To travel into the unknown of space is a dream for so many children and adults alike, although one that very few will ever reach. Here we’re going to go through a timeline of the significant moments in the history of space travel, starting way back in the 1940s...

The Milky Way Smells Like Rum & Tastes Like Raspberries

A short while ago I heard that the center of the Milky Way smells like rum & tastes like raspberries. Some things in life are just too ridiculous to ignore - and this is certainly one of them! I did a little digging into this ludicrous claim and this is what I found out…

When Were the Planets Discovered in Our Solar System?

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The first 5 planets of our solar system are very hard to date, being visible to the naked eye meant they were all identified long ago, but we do know their initial recorded date. Here we’re going to go through the date of each planet’s discovery, and some fun facts about each wonder.

14 Amazing Facts About The Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope, or HST, has been at the forefront of space discovery from dating the universe to identifying distant and almost invisible planets and solar systems. Here we’re going to look at 14 facts about this circling beacon of discovery!