If you’ve ever looked around and thought to yourself, “I’m surrounded by weirdos” (as most of us have), then you should know something – as weird as the people around you are, space is significantly weirder. These are 25 puzzling mysteries from outer space that will leave you baffled.
A Face In The Clouds
This photo shows the Eagle Nebula, which supposedly shows the birth of a star from gaseous clouds. This in its own right is pretty amazing. But when you look closer, you can actually see the face of a person…no joke. Take a look.
According to scientists this is the force that is allegedly pulling the universe apart. As of yet it has not been directly detected but estimates say that nearly 3/4 of the known universe consists of dark energy.
Most of the remaining fourth of the universe consists of dark matter. Dark matter has mass but it is invisible. We only know of its existence due to the force it exerts on other objects in the universe.
Does it matter?
Yes, it most certainly does. Seriously though, if you did the math from the previous two numbers you may have realized that there isn’t much room left in the universe for anything except dark energy and dark matter. In fact, you would be right. The things you can see (stars, planets, etc) account for less than 5% of the known universe.
To confound matters even further (you see what we did there?), nearly half of this remaining “visible” matter is missing. It has been called baryonic matter and there is a lot of debate as to where it could be.