6 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Space That Will Make You Go ‘For Real?’

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4) Asteroids are not the only things that hit Earth

Do you wanna know how to survive an asteroid strike?

There are more than 100 tonnes of material from asteroids and comets that fall toward Earth every day. But don’t panic just yet, most of them would be destroyed by friction as it passes through Earth’s atmosphere. Otherwise, we’d be getting hit every day! But if something does actually hit the ground (which is very rare), it is known as a meteorite. We all know this, right?

5) Solar storms can happen

Example of a solar storm occurring.

You probably thought that the Sun is just a bright shining star that never changes. But in actual fact, it is a huge ball of molten gasses that is constantly in flux. So when a solar storm happens, the Sun emits huge bursts of energy in the form of solar flares and coronal mass ejections.

This would send a stream of electrical charged plasma that travel at millions of miles per hour! And when the streams hit Earth, it can cause geomagnetic storms that destroy satellites and electrical power grids. However, there is essentially no danger to humans. So once again, don’t panic!

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