25 Bizarre Things In Outer Space That Can’t Be Explained

While humanity has been looking at the stars since ancient times, only recently have we made incredible strides in understanding of outer space. Using math, telescopes, and satellites, we continue to learn about the universe surrounding our little blue planet. Still, there’s so much more to learn and plenty we don’t know and can’t explain. Much of the universe is full of mysterious phenomena beyond our comprehension. Curious to travel among the stars and find out what baffles scientists? Here are 25 Bizarre Things In Outer Space That Can’t Be Explained.

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Star Explosions

supernovaSource: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/336/6085/1094

When stars explode, they turn into giant fireballs called Supernovas. But, a remaining mystery is how this takes place. While astronomers have used computer simulations to better understand the mechanics, what goes on inside a star when it explodes is still a mystery.

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Black Holes

black holesSource: https://www.space.com/2607-black-holes-solving-mysteries-creates-mysteries.html

There’s plenty we do know about Black Holes, like that they have taken in so much mass, not even light can escape it, and they are likely the product of a collapsed star. Many questions still perplex scientists, however. Like, how does a black hole suck up the gas and dust orbiting it when it should just keep orbiting it forever? Also, while we know small black holes form from collapsed stars, scientists are still unsure how supermassive black holes form.


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Tank on the Moon

moonSource: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/12/alien-tank-found-on-moon-ufo-hunters-say.html

UFO Hunters have claimed to find a tank shaped object on the surface of the moon from an aerial black and white photo. It could be a tank, but it’s likely just an oddly shaped boulder.

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Hot Jupiters

exoplanetSource: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/investigating-the-mystery-of-migrating-hot-jupiters

Hot Jupiters are gas giants like Jupiter but much hotter. They orbit extremely close to their stars. Since we don’t have anything like them in our solar system, scientists thought they were an oddity. But, we might actually be the oddball as they are much more common than originally thought. Many mysteries surround these gas giants such as how they formed and why they orbit so closely to their stars.


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The Giant Void

voidSource: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/11550868/Giant-mysterious-empty-hole-found-in-universe.html

Scientists discovered a spot in the universe they call “The Giant Void.” Turns out, it definitely lives up to its name. Stretching 1.8 billion light years across, it is an entirely empty section of space without any galaxies. It’s about 3 billion light-years away from Earth. Scientists aren’t sure what it really is or how it became barren.



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