5 Hidden Facts of Outer Space That Nobody Knows
There is a planet made entirely of diamonds, called 55 Cancri e. It is twice the size of Earth and orbits a star 40 light-years away.
There is a giant cloud of alcohol in space, called Sagittarius B2. It contains enough ethyl alcohol to fill 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.
There is a planet that rains glass, sideways, called HD 189733b. It has a blue hue due to the silicate particles in its atmosphere, which scatter blue light. The wind speeds on this planet can reach up to 7,000 km/h, creating glass shards that rain down on the surface.
There is a star that is colder than the human body, called WISE 1828+2650. It is a brown dwarf, which is a failed star that does not have enough mass to sustain nuclear fusion. Its surface temperature is about 25°C, which is lower than the average human body temperature of 37°C.
There is a planet that orbits two suns, called Kepler-16b. It is a gas giant similar to Saturn, and it has a stable orbit around a binary star system. This means that it experiences double sunsets and sunrises, just like in the Star Wars movie.