25 Strangest Things Found In Outer Space

Posted by , Updated on June 22, 2014

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.

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Gliese 581 c

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/4254232730/

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Artist%27s_concept_of_PSR_B1257%2B12_system.jpg

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

18

A Massive Electric Current

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plasma-lamp_2.jpg

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

17

Himiko Cloud

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Carina_Nebula_in_infrared_light_(captured_by_the_Hubble_Space_Telescope).jpg

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

16

Large Quasar Group

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Artist%27s_rendering_ULAS_J1120%2B0641.jpg

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.


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