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8 Mind-Blowing Facts About Space – Mashable

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When you look up at the stars, what do you think about? That we may be not be alone? The vastness of it all?

There’s a lot to wonder about space. The fact is we don’t know all the answers about it. We know it’s vast and beautiful, but we’re not really sure how vast (or how beautiful, for that matter).

See also: 30 Stunning Images of Space

Some of the things we do know, however, are downright mind-boggling. Below, we’ve collected some of the most amazing facts about space, so when you look up at the stars you can be ever more wowed by what you’re looking at.

Though the study of astronomy predates recorded history, and physical space exploration has been possible since the 1950s, humans still remain largely in the dark about what’s really out there.

For all that we’ve discovered, astronomers estimate that nearly 96% of the universe remains impossible to see or even comprehend.

See also: 55 Astonishing Images of Earth From Space

But for all the mystery surrounding space, one thing we’re sure of is its staggering beauty. Telescopes like NASA’s Hubble illuminate the observable universe with captivating images of far-off planets, galaxies and star clusters.

Take in the beauty our universe has to offer through these 30 stunning images of space.

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