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Myths about the universe

The universe is a vast and mysterious place that encompasses everything we have ever known, observed, or could possibly come into contact with in the future. For millennia, human beings gazing at the sky, our window to the cosmos beyond our world, were amazed and fascinated by the unknown.


Fortunately, and thanks to all the scientific advances made by civilizations around the world over time, we now know -among other things- that the points of light in the sky are stars, that they are grouped in galaxies and that they are clustered on larger scales, in a universe that began with our Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. However, knowing this does not mean that we know everything about our cosmos. In fact, many people have shared and do share some misconceptions, many of them totally false.

Some of us may have believed these statements at some point in our lives (no one is perfect), but it is time to put an end to these myths, these inaccuracies and misconceptions or inaccuracies.

And it is that, despite the fact that we may think that in the age of the internet, the moment in history in which we can get more information, that we could not read even in several decades, these ideas or myths would have been dissolved, the stubborn myths The past seem to remain patent with new and unusual theories.

Who still thinks the Great Wall of China is visible from space? (The origin of the myth, its oldest reference, dates back to 1754, but there are still people who believe in this possibility, since also in the textbooks of many schools around the world it was normal to find this type of statement).

There’s a lot to explore, so we’ll go over some of the biggest myths about the universe. Among them, we will talk about whether the Sun is really yellow, if the Sahara is the largest desert on Earth or if astrology can really predict your personality or the future (ahem, ahem).


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