BuzzWatch Video: Surprising Facts About Outer Space

Space: the final frontier. An endless cloth of mystery and wonder. No matter how poor a grade you got in science class, you’re bound to find outer space to be a fascinating endeavor. As such, the latest video from BuzzFeed offers a slew of interesting tidbits about that place where no one can hear you scream.

The video delves into the majesties of our solar system — with some intriguing surprises about the sun, Venus, and even Earth — the perks of a zero-gravity atmosphere, and the occupational hazards of a career as an astronaut. Watch and learn!

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Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.