Science has progressed a lot in the recent years. There are recent discoveries and innovations that are running the modern world. It is true that Science is continue to aspire for more and inspire the generation with the work. However, there are many facts that we are not sure about and there are many that still leave us amazed and surprised. However, one must understand that the growth of the science is also growth of the people and thus it is important that everyone understands and know the Scientific Facts. It is not possible to list down everything so here are the top 10 scientific facts that will leave your surprised.
1. Human has enough DNA that can be stretched from Sun to Pluto and then back for 17 times.
Each human genome contains the 23 DNA molecules and that contains up to 2.5 million nucleotide pairs. However, the DNA molecules are generally unpaired. If the DNA Molecules are uncoiled then the DNA will be stretched for 17 Pluto round trips.
2. Human body has more bacteria cells than human cells
Human body carries 10 times more bacteria than exterior and the human cells. However, the fact of the matter is that the bacteria are helpful and mostly live in symbiotic relationship with human body. We try to wash our hands and clear off the bacteria to avoid the germs and potential diseases but there are helpful bacteria living inside us.
3. A Photon needs to travel 40000 years to reach surface of the Sun from Core
A photon needs approximately 40000 years to reach to the surface of the sun from the core. However, interestingly, the same photon would take 8 minutes of time to reach to the earth from the surface of the Sun.
4. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure
Coral reefs consist of many coral types. These are invertebrate animals found inside the water. The Great Barrier Reef is the interlinked system of 3000 reefs and 900 coral islands also divided by narrow passages. It is spanned over 2000 kilometers and is the largest living structure in the earth. It is also the only living structure that can be seen from the space.
5. Atoms in the Teaspoonful of water
Teaspoonful water almost consists 2×1023 water molecules and each molecule has 3 atoms. So, if the atoms are laid down end to end then the length would be even bigger than the width of the Solar System just from a Teaspoonful of water.