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Though I am from India. My entry might not be qualified here.
I would like to raised few points here . 1) There is no end to universe. And it is still expanding. It seems entire universe is connected with each other support. We might call it -Gravitational support and also feel that there is invisible carpet where all planets and stars are lying.
2) There are huge potential to use solar energy . Not only for living things but also to manufacture metals --for example-- With use of solar energy iron ball can be converted to gold ball. 3) Indian meditation techniques must be used for space research. Please read autobiography of Paramhansha yogananda to get some more hints on space and power of human body and god power.
 
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Scale:

If you could borrow an SR71 Blackbird and fly to the moon (somehow), it would take you 109 hours to get there. (Unfortunately you would be a corpsicle by the time you got there.) This is on par with the Apollo flights.

If you could borrow a Bugatti Veyron and take it to the moon at it's fastest speed (somehow), it would take you 786 hours to get there.

If you could run to the moon, and lets assume you are a marathoner traveling at 15 MPH, it would take you this long to travel to these locations (without breaks)

Location Time
Moon 663 days
Mars 304 years (assuming a best case distance of 40 million miles)
Edge of system 68493 years (BTW, the SR71 would only take 468 years to reach the edge)

One last little tidbit. Voyager 1 reached a top speed of 38610 MPH, about 17 times fast than the SR71.

Space is vast. We haven't really gone anywhere yet!

(* most of these bits of information courtesy of Space.com and Google.com!)
 
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When astronauts return from EVA, they report that space has a distinct smell. They can smell it in the airlock after they re-pressurize and remove their helmets. The descriptions vary, but they all have the same theme: something burning. They compare it to the smell of burned cordite or gunpowder, to welding, to brimstone, or the smell of a burned steak.

They can also get a whiff when opening the station hatch to a newly docked spaceship. For example, when the SpaceX Dragon brings supplies, there is a gap between the station hatch and the Dragon's hatch. When you open the station hatch, you get a whiff of the fumes from space that were trapped between the hatches. That's amazing!
 
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The first car in space was Tesla and travelled at speeds surpassing all Earthly speed limits without getting a speeding ticket
Although originally shooting for Mars, it missed the highway exit and kept going
 
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My favorite fun fact! Planet earth is closer to the sun in winter time, than it is in the summer. In fact, July is the time in orbit when we are the farthest away from the sun, and January we are the closest in orbit. Seasons do not dictate distance between us, we can thank our planets slight tilt for that!!!
 
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Our universe is estimated to be a hypothetical sphere of 90 billion light years in diameter. What is beyond? My suggestion is that area with no time and space is called in geometry a DOT. Funny thing! But in whatever direction you move you will reach the same DOT - the edge of the Universe! That is how our Universe distorted should be! Moreover, it is not a BLACK hole, but rather a theoretical WHITE hole, which constantly generates space & time fabric, because Universe is extending!
 
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Dark matter seems to be what is causing the universe to expand; though it’s still a very mysterious and unknown substance in the cosmos, it seems to be what is pushing galaxies further and further from each other. 🪐🌑☄️
 
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To the extent we are able to measure it, the universe is flat.
If objects dent space time and larger objects dent it even more which is why we orbit the sun , then the mass of the objects in the universe must “dent” the universe . It must look like a flat sheet of bubble wrap after the kids have unwrapped their presents!
 
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The time has come to ‘comment your way’ to the stars...or at least for a chance at winning a look at them through an incredible Celestron - 114LCM Computerized Newtonian Telescope!


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The circumference of Mars is 21,344 km
 
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All the black holes and other matter of the universe, including the most stable fundamental particles, the electrons and composite particles, neutrons and protons, will decay into pure energy after about 10^(10^56) years.
And after that, it'll be just pure darkness. Nothing. No light, no particles, no nothing. The universe will keep on expanding forever till eternity. This is the prediction of the Big Freeze theory, one of the most acceptable theories about the end of the universe.
-Dr. Brian Cox, Wonders of the Universe
There will still be “Time” , so let’s enjoy our present ration of it !
 
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