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Useless Astronomy


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<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> There are more stars that all of the grains of sand on Earth.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> A solar day on the planet Mercury is twice as long as its year

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Due to gravitational effects, you weigh slightly less when the Moon is directly overhead.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The planet Saturn has a density lower then water so, if there was a bathtub large enough to hold it, Saturn would float.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> When you look at the full moon, what you see is only one-fifth the size of Africa.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The fastest shooting stars travel at 150,000 miles per hour.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> It is impossible for a solar eclipse to last more then seven minutes and forty seconds.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> If the human body had the same mass as the sun, it would actually produce more heat.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Some asteroids in our solar system are so large that they even have their own moons.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> Earth's warm summer and cold winter are not caused by varying distances from the sun, but rather by the tilt of the earth's axis is as it proceeds in its orbit.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The last time an astronaut walked on the moon was in 1979

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The first meal eaten on the moon by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin was four bacon squares, three sugar cookies, peaches, pineapple-grapefruit drink, and coffee.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The telescope on Moutn Palomar, California, can see a distance of 7,038,835,200,000,000 million miles.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif> The Mars Rover Spirit is powered by six small motors the size of C batteries. It has a top speed of 0.1 miles per hour.

<img:http://www.elftown.com/stuff/Button_Circle_ETGreen%20copy.gif>Comet tails always face away from the sun.

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