Our planet is both beautiful and homely. Yes, despite the fact we humans have spoiled much of the beauty, this Earth is still full of might. Here are 5 most Fascinating yet Scaring facts about the universe that might amaze you. Or blow away your mind.
Earth is traveling through “different” space.
It takes Earth roughly 365 days to orbit around the Sun and 24 hours to rotate on its own axis. But that is not all. Earth also travels in the third dimension, which means it is not only orbiting the Sun, it also orbiting other universes alongside our milky way.
Fascinating facts about the universe and our planet
Every planet and dwarf planet (pfft) orbit around the Sun, which itself is moving in a single line. (or through dimensions which we are not aware of yet).
Still not amazed? Well, just imagine what would happen if the Sun collides with another star moving in our direction. Much of our science is getting disregarded as new discoveries in space are being made every day.
If you still have not realized it yet, we, Earthians, are moving to a different space EVERY SECOND. The space you stood yesterday in your living room is now 2,59,200 kilometers (161,060 miles) away. Yes! That’s over 2.5 lakh kilometers distance you have covered in a mere day. Whoof…
If our atmosphere is not there to save our asses, we would’ve been blown to pieces. Within a fork of a second.
2,59,200 kilometers is the distance we have traveled in 24 hours, that’s how far I am from the point I burped last night after eating my samosa. Jeez!
Every second is different, every moment is worth enjoying. God knows which could be our last.
Earth is a middle-aged man.
If we compare Earth to a person as I bet many poets and scientists or poetic scientists have done earlier, we can say, it is a middle-aged man. Yes, my dear pumpkin reader, the Earth is old, ancient (4.543 Billion years to be exact).
Do you realize what that means?
Yes, Earth probably is not the planet we know it is. It probably was full of mystical creatures like dragons, mermaids, and unicorns. It probably was a magical place with schools like Hogwarts, and many great adventures like that of Bilbo Baggins might have actually happened here. You might think it’s pretty far-fetched, but it is a possibility.
Humans are known to exist on Earth for six million years. Considering the living conditions were developed way far back.
Since even advanced science cannot find the treasures of our mysterious past, we won’t be able to know for sure what actually happened on Earth.
Had aliens already invaded our planet?
Are we the aliens, and we’re not aware of that yet?
The more we find about history, the more we are proven wrong. Once, we thought Earth was flat. Then we realized it is not. And then we had second thoughts again.
Are we alone?
The question that sometimes makes me wonder and does not let me sleep at night is: Are we alone?
Earth might look big to you, considering your size. But it’s a dot relative to the scale of the solar system. And not visible if seen from one remote point in our galaxy.
It is insignificant in this big universe. And we already know that there are zillions and more galaxies out there.
Are we really alone?
There are two possible answers to that.
And both are scary as hell.
That twinkling star you just saw, died 4 million years ago.
Stars are very far. And not other part-of-the-earth far. I mean really very FAR. So far that if you fire the engine of your high-end rocket, it will take around 200 days.
200 days to reach the Sun and probably 215,770,752,000 years to reach second-closest star: Proxima Centauri.
Let’s take a moment, let that sink in.
It is 4,01,33,36,00,00,000 kilometers away. Count those zeroes before packing your bags and sandals.
It takes 8 minutes for sun rays (light) to reach the Earth. That means if the Sun fades away suddenly, it will take us 8 minutes to realize that. We would still see Sun burning for 8 minutes after it’s death. Pray for that to not happen, though.
If a star is 4,01,33… oh gosh.
If a star is 40 Trillion kilometers away from us, we see its 215 million old instances. That is, if with naked eyes, you see Proxima Centauri, you do not see the actual star. You are just seeing its image as it were that many million years ago. The star might have died even before the human race came into existence, but we still see it. How fascinating is that!
The star might have gone, but their lights live on. Do not let your flame fade away.
You are a star.
There are planets that we cannot see. (Eighth Color)
If I ask you to tell me how many colors do you know. Red, green, and blue or, as some would say (RGB), as it composes various other colors. They are parent color, right?
Some would say, pink, violet, grape color and yadda yadda.
Some would say there are seven colors, VIBGYOR (Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red).
These colors form the rainbow.
Well, right… But no.
There is only one color. And it forms all the rest. We, on Earth, get seven colors from the Sun, and they are called VIBGYOR. Since air takes the shiny white color from sunlight and turns it into a different color, we see things differently for the different times of the day.
See that brown wallet in your jeans? Well, what if I tell you it is not brown.
Light falls on it and absorbs every color other than red, yellow, and blue. What if it doesn’t accept these three colors to enter its system and reflect them back? What if it’s actually colorless but send back these three color which makes it look like brown that is formed by combining these three colors?
My strange theory
Human eyes can see 7 million possible combinations of these colors or lights. What if I tell you there are some objects out there which do not fall in this 7 million colors domain.
What if there are objects we cannot see because we just cannot.
Dogs can only see one-tenth of the colors as humans see. If we saw a bright green oak tree, a dog might not see it the same way. Maybe for him, it is dark orange. There are a lot of maybes here.
But, one thing is for sure, there are outer space objects that we cannot see. So, the SONAR is not getting false reading after-all.
Now, this is something I bet you never heard before. Or, if you did, just send me a message or comment below. I would love to talk about science with a fellow enthusiast.
Ps. Read more about the eighth color theory here.