UFO Secret and Mysteries
Welcome
Login / Register

Outer Space & Universe


Outer Space & Universe

Space, also known as outer space, is the near-vacuum between celestial bodies. It is where everything (all of the planets, stars, galaxies and other objects) is found.

On Earth, space begins at the Kármán line (100 km above sea level). This is where Earth's atmosphere is said to stop and outer space begins. This is not a firm boundary but is a convention used by scientists and diplomats.

Items in space are free to move back and forth; up and down; and left and right. These three dimensions are what make 3D space. Items also move forward through time, which is sometimes called the fourth dimension.

The majority of space contains very little matter and so most of it is a vacuum. Scientists do not know how big space is but we do know that space is extremely big, and is always expanding.

According to the big bang theory, all matter and energy in the Universe was compressed into a very small space. Then it exploded and started expanding. Space is still growing in size today; this means the distance from one galaxy to distant galaxies is getting longer.

Gravity is the force that keeps the Moon in orbit around the Earth and the planets in orbit around the Sun. Gravity can stretch and bend space similar to how a heavy ball placed on a stretched sheet of rubber will cause the rubber to stretch. The scientist who discovered that space can bend is named Albert Einstein. How gravity bends space is part of his theory of general relativity.

Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Taikonauts and Spationauts

An astronaut is any person who is trained by NASA to travel and perform tasks in space. Although the space traveler may not necessarily be a United States citizen, each astronaut does go through a rigorous training regiment by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Other space travelers go by other names then astronaut depending on their country of origin.

In the United States, astronaut is derived from the Greek words ástron (star) and nautis (sailor). While, in Russia, a space traveler goes by the name космонавт (English: cosmonaut), which is derived from the Greek words kosmos (universe) and nautis (sailor). Westerners call a space traveler from China a taikonaut, based on the 1998 writings of Chiew Lee Yik and Chen Lan where the term tàikōng (great emptiness), Chinese for “space”. In China, the term yuháng yuán (universe navigator) is used for space traveler.

Only the United States of America (United States), Russia (earlier, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), and the People’s Republic of China (China) have sent manned spacecraft into space. Other countries have assisted these countries by sending their own space travelers on space missions. For instance, a French space traveler is called a spationaut (from the French word spationaute), which is derived from the Latin spatium (space) and Greek nautis (sailor). (plural in Greek nautes = sailors)

 

  • 16:20 New 2 big Storms, Sunspot, Comet, non-Hurricane & California Rain?

    2 big Storms, Sunspot, Comet, non-Hurricane & California Rain?

    by admin Added 3 Views / 0 Likes

    The weather is a constant adventure. God bless everyone,TGod bless everyone,Thttps://www.paypal.me/THORnewsTshirtshttps://hitthebuttonbaby.com/THORNEWS PO BOX 35946HOUSTON TEXAS77235-5946@newTHOR on twitterhttps://www.facebook.com/thornewsgothe crankywxgu

  • 10:39 New Finding Humor in a World of Failure. Is it possible?

    Finding Humor in a World of Failure. Is it possible?

    by admin Added 5 Views / 0 Likes

    WARNING: someone dies in this video.it's becoming a darker world by the day. Humor is hard to come by.God bless everyone,TGod bless everyone,Thttps://www.paypal.me/THORnewsTshirtshttps://hitthebuttonbaby.com/THORNEWS PO BOX 35946HOUSTON TEXAS77235-5946@ne

  • 13:05 New Red Flags Wildfires odd Atlantic 6.2 EQ & Hurricane +Two Storms.

    Red Flags Wildfires odd Atlantic 6.2 EQ & Hurricane +Two Storms.

    by admin Added 5 Views / 0 Likes

    The wild weather is getting wilder.God bless everyone,Tthe crankywxguy bloghttp://www.stormhamster.com/entry/e111118.htmthe wave masterhttps://dabuh.com/mike's weather pagehttp://www.spaghettimodels.com/modelshttps://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/model

  • 03:23 New Asteroid Fight Club: Have a sense of Humor & Make good choices.

    Asteroid Fight Club: Have a sense of Humor & Make good choices.

    by admin Added 7 Views / 0 Likes

    WARNING: someone dies in this video, but the video is really funny.God bless everyone.Thttps://www.paypal.me/THORnewsTshirtshttps://hitthebuttonbaby.com/THORNEWS PO BOX 35946HOUSTON TEXAS77235-5946@newTHOR on twitterhttps://www.facebook.com/thornewsgo

  • 07:17 New It's Stormy. a Sunday Hurricane & Weather update for Soldiers

    It's Stormy. a Sunday Hurricane & Weather update for Soldiers

    by admin Added 8 Views / 0 Likes

    It's Stormy & It's going to get stormier but we will survive & thrive.Thank you to all the Soldiers & Veterans in the world who have done what they can to make the world a better place.God Bless everyone,T

  • 12:46 New possible East Coast Hurricane & West Coast atmospheric river.

    possible East Coast Hurricane & West Coast atmospheric river.

    by admin Added 6 Views / 0 Likes

    Warning: I may say shit your candy ass might not like.Y'all cool people are cool tho & I love you.God bless everyone,TGod bless everyone,Thttps://www.paypal.me/THORnewsTshirtshttps://hitthebuttonbaby.com/THORNEWS PO BOX 35946HOUSTON TEXAS77235-5946@newTHO

  • 00:58 New OTD in Space - Nov. 10: Europe’s GOCE Satellite Falls from Space

    OTD in Space - Nov. 10: Europe’s GOCE Satellite Falls from Space

    by admin Added 6 Views / 0 Likes

    On November 10, 2013, Europe's GOCE satellite fell to Earth. GOCE is short for Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer. Its mission was to map Earth's gravitational field. GOCE did this for four years. Then it ran out of fuel. Controller

  • 15:45 New Malibu Evacuations - California Wildfire update: Woolsey & Campfire & Hill Fire

    Malibu Evacuations - California Wildfire update: Woolsey & Campfire & Hill Fire

    by admin Added 36 Views / 0 Likes

    California Live Fire linkhttps://www.pressdemocrat.com/multimedia/8930265-181/live-map-of-the-fire?fbclid=IwAR0KN9QZoYjPybjlUDq7WY-tNWYauuZPyt858XFqCryeefHjLDed9SKRdaMThis is a dangerous & historic situations. Please help where you can.We are all in this

  • 01:12 New NASA's Super Guppy Delivers Historic Mission Control Consoles

    NASA's Super Guppy Delivers Historic Mission Control Consoles

    by admin Added 12 Views / 0 Likes

    NASA's Super Guppy plane landed in Houston on Nov. 8, 2018 carrying the historic Apollo-Era Mission Control consoles. Several alumni of the Apollo program were on-hand. -- Full Story: https://www.space.com/42394-restored-mission-control-consoles-arrive-ho

  • 02:20 New Space to Ground: Surviving the Plunge: 11/09/2018

    Space to Ground: Surviving the Plunge: 11/09/2018

    by admin Added 10 Views / 0 Likes

    NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station. Got a question or comment? Use #spacetoground to talk to us.Learn more about the important research being operated on Station:https://www.nasa.gov/iss

  • 20:35 New 2 Back to Back storms & a HURRICANE ?

    2 Back to Back storms & a HURRICANE ?

    by admin Added 9 Views / 0 Likes

    It's never boring around here.God bless everyone,Thttps://www.paypal.me/THORnewsTshirtshttps://hitthebuttonbaby.com/THORNEWS PO BOX 35946HOUSTON TEXAS77235-5946@newTHOR on twitterhttps://www.facebook.com/thornewsgothe crankywxguy bloghttp://www.stormhamst

  • 07:58 New a Volcano is Erupting 300 miles off of California Coast!!!

    a Volcano is Erupting 300 miles off of California Coast!!!

    by admin Added 7 Views / 0 Likes

    It's getting wild. Stay Cool.TGod bless everyone,Thttps://www.paypal.me/THORnewsTshirtshttps://hitthebuttonbaby.com/THORNEWS PO BOX 35946HOUSTON TEXAS77235-5946@newTHOR on twitterhttps://www.facebook.com/thornewsgo

  • 11:21 New Danger! Major out of Control Wildfire in Paradise & Campfire California

    Danger! Major out of Control Wildfire in Paradise & Campfire California

    by admin Added 30 Views / 0 Likes

    link to Lee Wheelbarger''s live coveragehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6kpUIr4CSwlink to live fire reporthttps://www.pressdemocrat.com/multimedia/8930265-181/live-map-of-the-fire?fbclid=IwAR0KN9QZoYjPybjlUDq7WY-tNWYauuZPyt858XFqCryeefHjLDed9SKRdaMstay c

  • 19:21 New California Volcano Eruption? Paradise fire is very anomalous

    California Volcano Eruption? Paradise fire is very anomalous

    by admin Added 24 Views / 0 Likes

    It's taking place 40 miles from Lessen Volcano peak and is very odd.God bless everyone,Thttps://www.paypal.me/THORnewsTshirtshttps://hitthebuttonbaby.com/THORNEWS PO BOX 35946HOUSTON TEXAS77235-5946@newTHOR on twitterhttps://www.facebook.com/thornewsgoart

  • 02:10 New Comet Tail Behavior Gives Insight Into Solar System Formation

    Comet Tail Behavior Gives Insight Into Solar System Formation

    by admin Added 8 Views / 0 Likes

    By studying the fragmentation and clumping of a comet’s tail, scientists are given insights into how that process relates to the formation of asteroids, moons and planets in our solar system. -- Full Story: https://www.space.com/42355-monster-comet-tail-r

  • 01:05 New OTD in Space - Nov. 8: Europe Launches Its 1st Mission to Venus

    OTD in Space - Nov. 8: Europe Launches Its 1st Mission to Venus

    by admin Added 10 Views / 0 Likes

    On November 8, 2005, Europe launched its first mission to Venus. The spacecraft was called Venus Express. Venus is a hothouse planet. Lava flows on its surface, and the atmospheric pressure can easily crush an unprotected spacecraft. Even from orbit, Venu

  • 00:47 New Coming Soon: Two Out-of-This-World Planetary Encounters

    Coming Soon: Two Out-of-This-World Planetary Encounters

    by admin Added 9 Views / 0 Likes

    Two daring spacecraft will make history when they visit unexplored worlds in our solar system as OSIRIS-REx arrives at Asteroid Bennu on Dec. 3, 2018 and New Horizons makes a flyby of Ultima Thule on New Year's Day 2019.Find out more about OSIRIS-REx's mi

  • 03:43 New How to Navigate a Spacecraft from Far, Far Away | OSIRIS-REx + New Horizons

    How to Navigate a Spacecraft from Far, Far Away | OSIRIS-REx + New Horizons

    by admin Added 8 Views / 0 Likes

    How does someone on Earth fly a spacecraft that's billions of miles away? Science, math, planning and some good old fashioned NASA-know-how.On Dec. 3, 2018, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will arrive at Asteroid Bennu where it will spend two years surveying th

  • 01:03 New OTD in Space - Nov. 7: Mars Global Surveyor Launches to the Red Planet

    OTD in Space - Nov. 7: Mars Global Surveyor Launches to the Red Planet

    by admin Added 31 Views / 0 Likes

    On November 7, 1996, NASA launched its Mars Global Surveyor mission. This was the first mission NASA sent to Mars in almost 20 years. The Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft was an orbiter. It transmitted data from NASA's Mars rovers Sojourner, Spirit and Opp

  • 01:00 See All of Asteroid Bennu in Time-Lapsed Rotation Video

    See All of Asteroid Bennu in Time-Lapsed Rotation Video

    by admin Added 11 Views / 0 Likes

    NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has captured imagery of all of Asteroid Bennu over a four-hour-and-11-minute period. See it rotate in the time-lapse video. -- More about the Asteroid: https://www.space.com/42304-asteroid-bennu-diamond-photo-nasa-osiris-rex.html

RSS