Outer space is one of the world’s greatest mysteries. It is so vast and unreachable that we have barely scratched the surface of all there is to learn about it. Throughout the past few years, we have gone further than ever before and managed to catch a glimpse of faraway galaxies and dark holes, thanks to newer telescopes that can reach areas of space that were not accessible before. However, all experts agree that we are far from figuring out everything there is to know about the universe and how it works. That is because what we do understand sometimes defies all logic. In this edition, we have put together a series of facts about space that will blow your mind. Are you ready to read about them?
The Sun has more mass than all the solar system’s planets combined
The Sun is a massive star, and we do not mean that in a sense that it is big. It actually has a lot of mass. The Earth’s mass is 5.972 x 10^24 kg, and while it might sound like a lot, it is nothing compared to the glowing orb at the center of our planetary system.
The celestial body’s mass is 1.989 × 10^30 kg, making up 99% of the solar system. Earth and all the other planets that make it up comprise a mere 1%. It has to be that giant to be able to get twelve entire planets to orbit around it.