Universe Facts
Our sun has an expected lifetime of about 11 billion years.
Our sun and the surrounding planets orbit around the center of the Milky Way galaxy once every 250 million years.
Only 55% of all Americans know that the sun is a star.
On its trip around the sun, the earth travels over a million and a half miles per day.
No solar eclipse can last longer than 7 minutes 58 seconds because of the speed at which the sun moves.
The lunula is the half-moon shaped pale area at the bottom of finger nails.
The term "honeymoon" is derived from the Babylonians who declared mead, a honey-flavored wine, the official wedding drink, stipulating that the bride's parents be required to keep the groom supplied with the drink for the month following the wedding.
The Sea of tranquility is found on the moon.
The saying 'once in a blue moon ' refers to the occurrence of two full moons during one calendar month. The last two occurred in January & March 1999. The next one isn't until the end of 2001.
The moon actually has mirrors on it. They were left there by astronauts who wanted to bounce laser beams off them, so that the distance to the moon can be measured.


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