This theme stirs the imagination of many.
Space graveyard earth myths. It’s obvious because we still know so little about the universe around us. But ignorance can not serve as the justification for permanent replication of egregious errors, that generation after generation pass each other ordinary people. We have collected some of the strangest legends of the cosmos, to believe that it is necessary to stop immediately.
Death in a vacuum
Myth: one need only recall the iconic scene where the hero Schwarzenegger falls into a vacuum of Mars and BOOM! His eyes squeezing from their sockets! Head explodes! Blood! Complete nonsense, you will agree. Through the efforts of Hollywood screenwriters this bike moved into the category of “well-all the same-know” facts.
Truth: in fact, the man in the vacuum is able to live for about a minute. This will not be painless, and certainly will not remain without consequences for the organism. Death is likely to come from the banal to suffocation, and not from the mythical differential pressure. The only film where everything is shown relatively right — the legendary “2001: a Space Odyssey” by Stanley Kubrick.
The Color Of The Sun
Myth: ask any man to draw the sun and give him colored pencils. Guess what would dominate his work? Of course, yellow. But this is not the real colour of our sun. This illusion occurs because the Earth’s atmosphere. It distorts the natural color, turning it into yellow.
Truth: actually, the Sun is white. This dictates the temperature at 6000 K, giving it a clear, white color.
Myth: in the summer the earth approaches the Sun and warmer here. Sounds logical, at least for elementary school children. It is unclear why this theory believe even adults.
Truth: it’s all in the degree of inclination of the orbital axis of the Earth, angled towards the Sun. Which hemisphere is closer to the sun — then summer.
Dark side of the moon
Myth: the other side of our satellite always remains submerged in everlasting darkness. Thank you comrades, VIA Pink Floyd, this immutable (in the minds of many) the fact.
Truth: in fact, the dark side of the moon, as such, exists only for the inhabitants of our planet. All over the moon receives its share of the solar radiation almost equally.
The great wall of China
Myth: cyclopean construction of the ancient Chinese — the only human construction visible from space with the naked eye. It is a widespread belief repeated in many Hollywood films and has already become a popular cliche. Even more interesting version of the myth: the wall seen even buzz Aldridge from the surface of the moon.
The truth: legend sluggish denied the astronomers of the planet (the guys and so much). In 2006, only returned from the ISS canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, tired of the monotonous questions, posted the following tweet: “Great wall of China not visible from space with the naked eye. It is too narrow and follows the natural contours and colors of the terrain”.
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