What would you do if we told you that you could be a victim of sneaky space lies? But don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most of us have been victims to wrong information when it comes to space. Our knowledge of the universe is changing so fast that even the smartest astronomers have to constantly keep up with the new information. It’s not easy. So how many of these space lies do you believe? Find out with these 8 sneaky lies you were told about space!
Earth is a perfect sphere
Due to its spin, the Earth actually bulges at the equator.
Mercury is the hottest planet
You may be tempted to think that because it’s so close to the sun, Mercury must be the hottest planet in the Solar System. You’d be wrong though. Venus’s atmosphere ensures that its surface is on average 480 C (900 F) while Mercury’s surface averages 167 C (332 F).