5 Mind Blowing Facts About Space and the Universe | I finally started a YouTube channel!

in StemSocial3 months ago

I've been telling myself for years that I wanted to start a YouTube channel and do more than just write content. Reading is great and all, but people want to watch content.

I woke up a couple of weeks ago and decided it was now or never.

I've gotten comfortable in my new full-time gig, I've gotten a couple passive income streams flowing, so I feel like I'm ready to commit the time it will require to start creating videos for my content after I write it.

My first venture into video content is a channel called "That's Interesting", and will really be a video translation of the type of educational content I've created for years.

Here's my first real video in all its glory, followed by the original script:

5 Out-of-this-world space facts that will make you look at the cosmos in a whole new light.

The universe is vast. It's big, and it’s empty, and it can be an awfully lonely place. At the same time, though, it's beautiful and awe-inspiring. Space is the final frontier. We have been looking up at the sky with curiosity since humans first evolved and we are now on the brink of finally being able to truly explore it. Here are 5 facts that will make you look at the sky in a whole new light.

1. The Milky Way is about 100,000 Light-Years in Diameter.

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. It is a barred spiral galaxy, with a diameter of about 100,000 light-years. For reference, a single light-year is nearly 6 trillion miles or nearly 10 trillion kilometers. That may seem big, but our home galaxy is actually quite average in size.

The biggest galaxy we’ve observed so far is the Phoenix galaxy, located some 6 billion light-years away from Earth. It is estimated to be 23 times larger than the Milky Way. The Phoenix Galaxy holds around 1 trillion stars; that’s about 2,000 times as many stars as there are in the Milky Way.

2. The Hubble Space Telescope has been in Orbit for over 30 Years.

The Hubble Space Telescope was launched by NASA in 1990 and has been orbiting Earth ever since. It was the first space telescope to be placed in orbit, and it has remained operational for almost 30 years. The telescope is named after American astronomer Edwin Hubble.

The Hubble Space Telescope has helped scientists understand the universe and its oldest secrets. It was designed to be a time machine and it has exceeded expectations. The telescope is fighting to work as well as it can, but in the end, its mission will come to an end.

3. There are More Stars in the Universe than Grains of Sand on Earth.

While this may sound like an exaggeration, it is in fact true.

The observable universe has been estimated to have a radius of 46.6 billion light-years with the observable universe containing approximately 200 billion galaxies each with an average of 100 billion stars. The number of stars in the universe is around 2 sextillion!

The number of grains of sand on Earth is much smaller at 7 quintillion, which equates to approximately 5 million grains per square mile or 20 thousand per square kilometer on Earth's surface. This means that there are MORE STARS IN THE UNIVERSE than there are GRAINS OF SAND ON EARTH by a factor of magnitudes!

4. Black Holes are Really Dangerous.

Black holes are some of the most fascinating and mysterious astronomical objects we know of. They’re called black because they emit no light, making them impossible to observe directly. In fact, according to the general theory of relativity, proposed by smart-guy #1 himself, Albert Einstein, a black hole is a region of space with so much gravity that nothing, not even light, can move fast enough to escape.

The theory predicts that enough mass in one place can bend spacetime and form a black hole.

The boundary from which there’s no coming back is called the event horizon. Black holes are so strange that they can warp space and slow down time. They can be up to billions of times as massive as the sun. If a spaceship ventures too close to a black hole, the intense gravity would stop time and everything on board would be stretched out like spaghetti until they are pulled into the black hole's event horizon.

5. There are hundreds, if not thousands of moons in our solar system.

Just about everyone knows what the Moon is, but did you know that there are hundreds of moons in our solar system, and not all of them orbit planets!
Our solar system has at least 400 known moons and they all vary in size, orbits, surface compositions, and orbital periods.

Neither the innermost planet, Mercury, or the second planet, Venus, has a natural moon of its own. Mars has two tiny moons that are thought to be objects captured by Martian gravity at some point as they flew by. The rest of our solar system's planets also have their own moons orbiting them: Jupiter with 67; Saturn with 62.

Scientists have even observed around 150 asteroids with tiny companion moons. The discovery of these asteroids is significant because it suggests that Earth and Mars could have been surrounded by many such tiny moons in their early days as well.

Conclusion: Outer space can be really interesting.

Humans have learned so much about space in the past few decades that it's hard to imagine what it would be like to be alive before the Space Age. What would we think if we could only see the sky with our naked eye and not through the lens of a telescope?

It's always good to remember that no matter how much we know about outer space, there is always more to learn.

Thanks for Watching/Reading!

I'm aware the audio quality is far from perfect on the voiceover, but I'm proud of the way the video turned out considering I have zero experience with video editing. I'm currently recording voiceovers in my closet with a budget smartphone, so I'll definitely have to make an investment in a good mic sooner rather than later.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

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congrats on starting one but you could use 3speak but your choice and I learn a lot from this

I could certainly upload the same videos to 3speak, but the point of starting a YouTube channel is audience and long-term monetization.

My videos can be monetized much quicker on 3speak, but I'll also only earn for the first week they're up, then nothing but tips rarely if ever. Uploading to YouTube allows me to possibly be earning a few bucks from this content years down the road.

agree to go for it im also thinking of starting a channel on YT about crypto so wish me luck

Definitely, I wanted to say the thing @aiovo said, but, reading your explanation, I see your point. YouTube is long term in the sense that you will be able to earn from it down the road.

Wow! You're such an awesome guy. I will follow your youtube channel I think in an alternative life I would have done something similar, but right now in this life I can appreciate this so much. I thin you have a strange reverb on your voice. What mic are you using. A pop filter would be great.

I definitely plan to get a better microphone. I'm currently using my smartphone from inside my closet to block background noise, but I'm still toying with filters to make it sound better 😅

Reading is great and all, but people want to watch content.

Yeah. I love watching. It's fun to sit back, watch and have fun.

Woah! What an amazing and educational read so far. I never knew we got more stars in the universe than sands on earth. As for black holes, I wish I could see one for myself. this has been so educating. Thanks for sharing. !PIZZA

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Glad you enjoyed it! My voiceovers will certainly get better over time, and I've got a ton of stuff to write and make videos about for this channel 😁

Yeepee can't wait to see them

@thatsweeneyguy! I sent you a slice of $PIZZA on behalf of @teknon.

Did you know PIZZA team has a curation trail with 29 followers? (1/10)

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