Common 8 Space Myths That Need To Be Clear Right Now
In the interest of setting things clear in front of you, here we dispel a few myths about the space that might probably disappoint you.
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1. Mercury is closest to the sun and therefore the hottest.
The distance of a planet from the sun does not affect the average temperature on the planet. Talking about Mercury, yes, it is indeed the closest planet to the sun but it doesn't mean that it is the hottest one.
During the day the temperature of the surface of Mercury can reach up to 420 degrees centigrade. The hottest planet in the solar system is Venus and the average temperature on the planet does not go below 462 degrees centigrade.
2. Even the moon has a darker side.
With the dark side of the moon, we generally refer the side that is unlit by the sun, but it would be way more precise to talk about the side that isn't seen by the humans. The moon and the earth revolve simultaneously, which means we only see one side of our satellite and therefore the dark side of the moon cannot be viewed without leaving the earth's orbit.
Also, since the moon and the earth revolve around the axis, the rays of the sun reach all the parts, so there isn't actually any dark side of the moon.