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A micrometeorite is an extra-terrestrial dust particle, measuring in the micrometers. Scientists believe that more than 3,000 micrometeorites fall to earth every second.

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A single solar flare can release the energy equivalent of one hundred atomic bombs exploding all at once.

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Atmospheric pressure is so strong on Saturn that some scientists think up to 1 million kilograms of diamonds may fall as precipitation there each year.

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There are more than one sextillion stars in space... that's 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.

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Think the Milky Way is big? The universe is made up of over fifty billion galaxies.

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