Each day up to 4 billion meteoroids fall to Earth

There are an estimated 100 billion galaxies in the universe

Pluto will complete its first full orbit since its discovery on Monday March 23rd 2178

Due to extreme atmospheric conditions it actually rains diamonds on Neptune and Uranus

The light we currently see from the North Star was actually emitted more than 430 years ago

Since the earth s rotation is slowing down today is about 00000002 seconds longer than yesterday

Neptune was the first planet to have its existence predicted by calculations before it was actually seen by a telescope

Mars gravitational pull is only 37% that of Earth s - One would be able to jump about three times higher on Mars than on Earth

Russia is just a little bigger than Pluto It is little over 17 million square kilometers while the Solar System s smallest planet comes in at around 16 6 million

Switzerland is planning to launch a janitor satellite to collect 370 000 pieces of space junk Space junk is an ongoing problem for the world s space administrations as decades worth of satellite launches and space missions have filled the Earth s orbit with trash such as fuel tanks lost tools and parts of derelict satellites In order to combat this growing hazard and to avoid potentially devastating collisions the Swiss Space Center at EPFL has launched CleanSpace One a project to develop and build the first installment of satellites designed specifically to clean up space debris