10 Crazy Facts from Outer Space
The moon is slowly drifting away from the Earth at a rate of 3.8cm per year. This also affects the Earth’s rotation, which slows by a nearly indetectable 2 milliseconds every 100 years.
Make it Rain
Water isn’t exactly the first thing you’d expect to find in the deep and cold vacuum of space, but a massive cloud of water vapor actually exists that contains 140 times the mass of Earth’s oceans! Approxmately 10 billion light years from Earth, a quasar is actually emitting this water vapor rather than sucking it in.