• Question: What is space made of?

    Asked by purplebug123 to Adam, Catherine, Karen, Leila, Nazim on 15 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Adam Stevens

      Adam Stevens answered on 15 Mar 2012:


      Not very much. There’s a minute amount of stuff kicking around, but it is mostly nothing!

    • Photo: Leila Battison

      Leila Battison answered on 15 Mar 2012:


      Space is made of everything! Space is the whole universe, and it has got you and me and everyone on earth, and all the planets in the solar system and all the stars in the galaxy, and everything you could begin to imagine.

      But most of space is empty, a vacuum, because it is so big, and all of the pockets of stars and planets are only in a few places…

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