Bizarre yet intriguing…
The cost of the most expensive object ever built, the International Space Station: $150 billion.
A human can survive for two minutes in space while unprotected.
There are not 24 hours in a day, there are 23 hours, 56 minutes & 4 seconds… Which is the time it takes Earth to rotate on its axis, called a sidereal day.
The Great Wall of China cannot be seen from space, but its air pollution can.
NASA estimates on average that 1 piece of “space junk” returns to Earth each day.
There are 8.6 million lightning strikes a day.
The water on Earth is 97% salted & 3% fresh.
Antarctica has as much ice as the Atlantic Ocean has water.
90% of rubbish in our oceans is plastic.
99% of the living space on Earth is represented by oceans.
Up to 1 million species live in the Earth’s oceans, 2/3 are yet to be described.
90% of all volcanic activity occurs in the oceans.
It has been 2 million years since the last rainfall in the driest place on Earth: Dry Valleys, Antarctica.
The continents move 2 centimeters each year.
75% of the Earth’s animal could be extinct within 300 years.
SOURCE: This information was found at: http://all-that-is-interesting.com/tag/astounding/page/6/
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