Read some fun space facts for kids and find out more about astronomy, the Moon, planets, our Sun, the Milky Way galaxy, our Universe and much more.
Children will love the cool, crazy, strange, funny, weird, odd, bizarre and wacky information as well as did you know facts and other interesting space info that will help them learn a thing or two along the way.
The Sun is over 300000 times larger than earth. More Sun facts.
was last seen in the inner Solar System in 1986, it will be visible again from Earth sometime in 2061 (get your camera ready). More comet facts
Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system with a surface temperature of over 450 degrees celcius.
Many scientists believe that an asteroid impact caused the extinction of the dinosaurs around 65 million years ago. More asteroid facts.
- The Solar System formed around 4.6 billion years ago. More Solar System facts.
- The Moon appears to have more craters and scars than Earth because it has a lot less natural activity going on, the Earth is constantly reforming its surface through earthquakes, erosion, rain, wind and plants growing on the surface, while the moon has very little weather to alter its appearance. More Moon facts.
- Saturn isn't the only ringed planet, other gas giants such as Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune also have rings, they are just less obvious.
- Footprints and tyre tracks left behind by astronauts on the moon will stay there forever as there is no wind to blow them away.
- The universe is estimated to be around 13.8 billion years old. More universe facts.
- In 2006, astronomers changed the definition of a planet. This means that Pluto is now referred to as a dwarf planet. Learn more dwarf planet facts.
- Because of lower gravity, a person who weighs 200 pounds on earth would only weigh 76 pounds on the surface of Mars.
- The Milky Way galaxy, where the Earth is located, has over 100 billion stars.
- Not even light can escape the powerful gravity of black holes.
- The International Space Station (ISS) is around the size of a football field.