Ever find yourself miles away from big-city lights on a clear night? Look up, and the amount of stars in the sky can unsettle you. Who knew they were always up there blanketing our skies? You start to grasp the scale of our universe this way, and it's breathtaking. Now, match that sense of awe with hard facts gathered by scientists, and you will look at our world at home and beyond our atmosphere much differently. Find ahead 46 mind-blowing facts about space to get you started.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes