I think we all strive to visit space once in the lifetime and many of us wish to witness asteroids and meteors. We never saw planets, stars, moon and asteroids in reality and have been watching them over the internet, books or through the media, so we have grown up with certain misconceptions about space. Television and movies can be educational, but they can also mislead. Take a look at these myths about outer space. Odds are, you heard about them first from TV or a movie.
Information on television and movies can be educational however, they can be misleading. So have a look at these myths about space.
AS MERCURY IS CLOSEST TO THE SUN, IT IS HOTTEST!
The distance of the sun from the planet cannot affect its temperature. Yes, Mercury is nearest but, it doesn’t mean that it is the hottest one.
THE MOON HAS A DARKER SIDE.
The moon and the earth revolve at the same time, which means we only the dark side of the moon cannot be viewed without leaving the earth’s orbit.
THE BIGGEST MYTH
It is the biggest myth that the earth is round, but the earth is bit flattened at the poles and surface keep changing due to movement. The shape of the earth is different from a ball.
THE SUN IS YELLOW.
You will get amazed by knowing its natural color. Sun is actually white in color, but people define it in red, orange, and yellow color. The reason behind this is the color of any light depends on the temperature.
HUMAN WITHOUT SPACESUIT WILL EXPLODE
You must have seen this in movies, that if we will remove our helmet in space, our head will blow up. But the fact is, space pressure is very dangerous for the heart, brain, and the lungs but you won’t die.
SUN IS A BALL OF FIRE
Sun is not glowing or burning, but it is a result of the nuclear reaction.
EARTH IS CLOSER TO SUN IN SUMMERS
This is one of biggest myth as it is just the tilt of our orbital axis towards the sun, which cause hotness or summers.