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Collection of Space Facts -( I hope they teach this amazing stuff in schools now; I never learned anything like this when I was in school)

Collection of Space Facts -( I hope they teach this amazing stuff in schools now; I never learned anything like this when I was in school)

Only 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon. The smooth expanse of the informally named icy plain Sputnik Planum (right) is flanked on the left by rugged mountains up to 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) high, including the informally named Norgay Montes in the foreground and Hillary Montes on the…

Only 15 minutes after its closest approach to Pluto on July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view of the rugged, icy mountains and flat ice plains extending to Pluto’s horizon. The smooth expanse of the informally named icy plain Sputnik Planum (right) is flanked on the left by rugged mountains up to 11,000 feet (3,500 meters) high, including the informally named Norgay Montes in the foreground and Hillary Montes on the…

Space Garbage by NASA Orbital Debris Program: After decades of space exploration, there are now more than 500,000 pieces of artificial debris greater than half an inch in size. #Garbage #Space_Garbage #NASA

Space Garbage by NASA Orbital Debris Program: After decades of space exploration, there are now more than 500,000 pieces of artificial debris greater than half an inch in size. #Garbage #Space_Garbage #NASA

The Sombrero Galaxy.This massive, beautiful galaxy is over 50,000 light years from tip to tip. Where it gets its name is pretty obvious.

The Sombrero Galaxy.This massive, beautiful galaxy is over 50,000 light years from tip to tip. Where it gets its name is pretty obvious.