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.
Dark Matter remains one of the biggest mysteries in outer space. First conceptualized in 1977, it’s thought to make up 27 percent of the universe and is essentially behind all of the unseen substance in space. But there’s plenty we still don’t know about it.
Mars is a host to all kinds of mysteries. Many scientists believe Mars had a much thicker CO2 atmosphere. But, if it did, the question remains: Where did it go? Some think the lack of a magnetic field led to solar winds carrying the atmosphere mostly off into space. With the atmosphere it does have, much of it is made of methane, but scientists don’t know where the methane comes from. There’s also the question of water and life on Mars. Mysteries scientists are actively trying to get to the bottom of.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Believe it or not, there’s a lot of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot we can’t explain. While we know it’s been there for 150 years and rages at 400 mph (643 kph), scientists aren’t sure what makes it swirl at all or why it has its reddish hue.
If Black Holes messed with your head, you might want to prepare for White Holes. While Black Holes suck everything in and don’t allow it to escape, White Holes could be old black holes which spew out everything it once held inside. But that’s just one theory. Another theory claims White Holes could be a portal between dimensions.
Cataclysmic Variables are rather unique and odd events in outer space. They are white dwarf stars in very close proximity to red giants. In fact, they’re so close that the red giants strip the white dwarf of all its gas.