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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25

A Water Reservoir

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With 140 trillion times the amount of water held in the Earth’s oceans, this cloud of H2O gas is over 12 billion light years away near a black hole.

24

The Diamond Planet

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55 Cancri e is an entire planet made out of diamond. Take that Bill Gates.

23

The Planet of Burning Ice

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Although it’s 439 degrees celcius on Gliese 436 b, it’s watery surface doesn’t evaporate. Instead, the molecules pull together to form something known as “hot ice”.

22

Sagittarius B2

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Consisting of ethyl formate, this is the same gas that gives raspberries their taste and rum its smell. Just in case you were wondering what the center of our galaxy smells like…

21

Castor System

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With six stars orbiting around a central mass, this system is over 54 times as bright as our sun.



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