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7 facts tagged with Star Facts
The Sun is actually white. Viewed from space or a high altitude, it appears as its true color; white. Whereas viewed from a low altitude, atmospheric rendering makes it appear as yellow.
There are 5 to 10 times more stars in the known Universe than there are grains of sand on all the world's beaches, but a single grain of sand has more atoms than there are stars in the known Universe.
From the nitrogen in our DNA, to the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, to the carbon in our apple pies - all were made in the interiors of collapsing stars; we're all made of stardust.
A neutron star (what remains after a Super Nova) is so dense that a portion of it the size of a sugar cube would weigh as much as all of humanity, or more than all the cars in the United States.
One pinhead of the sun's energy is enough to kill a person at a distance of 160 kilometers.
The light hitting the earth right now is 30 thousand years old.
There are more nerve cells in the human brain than there are stars in the Milky Way.