Space isn’t what you think it may be. Contrary to how space is depicted dramatically by Hollywood movies, it is a phenomenon that also adheres to scientific explanations which not many of us may know. There is much more to space and the planets than we know about. It isn’t a subject that we indulge in every day and as such we tend to take a common perception for granted. To dispel the myths about space and paint a clearer picture, here are 8 common myths about space to give you a better understanding about the infinite beyond.
1 Mercury Isn’t the Hottest Planet Just Because It Is Closest To the Sun
The distance of the planets to the sun do not determine their temperatures. Mercury may be closest to the sun but it isn’t the hottest. Although its day temperature reaches up to 420 degrees centigrade, Venus on the other hand has an average temperature of 462 degrees centigrade.