25 Bizarre Things You Can Only Find In Outer Space

Although the universe has literally fascinated us for millennia, we still understand just a tiny part of it. In fact, the mere conception of the space´s infinity is something that human mind can hardly ever grasp. Yet, there are things out there that scientists have managed to discover, understand (at least to a certain level) and describe. From a gas cloud 40 billion times larger than the Sun to a diamond planet worth 27 nonillion dollars, here are 25 bizarre things you can only find in outer space.

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Dark matter

Dark matter

One of the greatest mysteries in modern astrophysics, the dark matter is a hypothetical kind of matter that cannot be seen with telescopes but is thought to account for most (about 85 percent) of the matter in the universe.

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Giant water reservoir

Space water reservoirwww.nasa_.gov

Located some 10 billion light years away, the enormous water vapor cloud is estimated to hold up to 140 trillion times the mass of water found in all Earth´s oceans.


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Red dwarf

Red dwarf

Relatively small and cold, red dwarfs are the most common stars in the Milky Way, accounting for up to three quarters of the stars in the galaxy. The nearest to the Sun (just about 4.3 light years) and probably the most famous red dwarf is Proxima Centauri.

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Rogue planets

Rogue planet

Also known as interstellar planets, nomad planets or orphan planets, rogue planets are planetary-mass objects that have broken from their orbits and travel aimlessly through space. The closest rogue planet to Earth yet discovered is around 7 light years away.


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Coronal cloud

Coronal cloud

Usually made up of protons, radioactive material, and intensely fast winds, the coronal cloud is a cloud of hot plasma gas surrounding a coronal mass ejection. After the ejection, the cloud can reach Earth and cause damage to electrical equipment and space satellites.



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