25 Strangest Things Found In Outer Space

Posted by on October 3, 2013

The universe is a big place that we don’t very much about it. At least relatively speaking. What we do know, however, is that it can get pretty weird. Don’t take our word for it though, here are the 25 strangest things found in outer space.

25

A Water Reservoir

With 140 trillion times the amount of water held in the Earth’s oceans, this cloud of H2O gas is over 12 billion light years away near a black hole.

24

The Diamond Planet

55 Cancri e is an entire planet made out of diamond. Take that Bill Gates.

23

The Planet of Burning Ice

Although it’s 439 degrees celcius on Gliese 436 b, it’s watery surface doesn’t evaporate. Instead, the molecules pull together to form something known as “hot ice”.

22

Sagittarius B2

Consisting of ethyl formate, this is the same gas that gives raspberries their taste and rum its smell. Just in case you were wondering what the center of our galaxy smells like…

21

Castor System

With six stars orbiting around a central mass, this system is over 54 times as bright as our sun.

20

Gliese 581 c

Remember the planet of burning ice? Well this one is its neighbor and scientists say that it is the most likely candidate for future colonization. It doesn’t spin so the bright side is super hot and the dark side is freezing cold but in between there is a small strip of temperate territory.

19

Hypervelocity Stars

Yes, there are actually stars pummeling through space at trillions of miles per hour.

18

A Massive Electric Current

Emanating from a nearby black hole, this current is over 1.5 times the size of the Milky Way.

17

Himiko Cloud

Supposedly one of the largest objects in the known universe, it’s over half the size of the Milky Way.

16

Large Quasar Group

Although Himiki is huge, the LGQ is ever bigger. It’s forty thousand times larger than our galaxy and even breaks some standard laws of physics.

15

Gravitational Lensing

What you are looking at is actually a blue star directly behind a yellow star. Light is just being bent so the blue star gets warped.

14

A Unicorn

Ok, not really, but the Trifid Nebula certainly bares a resemblance.

13

Mickey Mouse

And that would be the mouse carved into the side of Mercury.

12

A Cold Star

Although we’re used to stars being blazing hot, scientists recently found a star that is only 89 degrees fahrenheit.

11

A Star 1,500 Times The Size Of The Sun

If you thought the sun was big, allow us to introduce VY Canis Majoris.