13 Scary Space Facts That Will Make You Glad You’re Safely Planted on Earth
hate space. Space is scary. You can’t breathe in space. Time works differently there. It’s vast, much more vast than we even know. It’s cold. Full of danger.
Here are 13 nightmarish facts about space that will haunt you every time you look up at the sky. You’re welcome.
In order for a person to live for a year in space, they have to drink 730 liters of their own recycled sweat and urine.
This is not a joke. Water is extremely limited in space, so astronauts like Scott Kelly will drink their own sweat and pee to survive up there. Almost makes it not worth it, don’t ya think!
Chunks of your feet start falling off after a month in orbit.
I am a fan of foot-peeling adventures. I want to try the Baby Foot Peel thing so badly. But callouses and dead skin just floating off my foot while I’m floating in space? I don’t think so.
But it happens. Whole chunks of thick dead heel skin just float off of your body.
And then, new callouses form on the top of your feet since you use them to grip onto stuff. Yeah. No thanks.
We have no idea what’s outside the visible universe, but it’s pulling chunks of galaxies away.
Forget chunks of your feet! Chunks of whole galaxies are getting sucked into who knows where. It’s called Dark Flow, and it’s super terrifying.
We don’t know what lies beyond what we can see of the universe, so we just assume that the rest of it is filled with the same stuff. But you know what happens when we assume…
In a study a few years ago, scientists found that a group of galaxy clusters were moving at incredible speed toward a small patch of sky. The only explanation is that there’s something out there, beyond what we know and can see, that’s pulling them away. Cool. Cool cool cool.
We’re just getting started. More nightmares to come…