6 unexplainable occurrences in the universe
In this post, we bring to you six strangest phenomena in the universe. You're going to love this list so grab yourself a glass of wine as you read. Only be careful not to choke yourself the moment you get stunned by a fact.
The universe is filled with many wonders and phenomena, a number of which have been discovered by man and an endless number of which is yet to be discovered. This just shows how truly infinite the universe is to us.
#1 The solar system’s largest hurricane
On the top of our list is Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. This Great red spot is an unceasing high pressure storm known to be a hundred times nastier and bigger than the ones on earth. It is large enough to be observed from earth.
#2 The largest body of water in existence
The universe’s biggest body of water ever was discovered in 2011. It surrounds a quasi-stellar object (QSO) which contains a humongous black hole known as APM 08279+5255, 20 billion times more enormous than the Sun and 12 billion light years away.
The QSO is powered by the black hole which absorbs surrounding gas or dust filled disc creating huge amounts of energy. The water surrounding the black hole is in the gas state, so it's basically a large, hundreds of light-years wide vapor encirclement.
#3 The gigantic black hole scientists cannot explain
In 2015, J0100+2802, the widest and biggest black hole man has ever discovered was found inside the largest QSO (quasar). This black hole has left every scientist in wonder as it has the mass of 12 million suns put together and the luminosity of about 420 billion suns which is seven times brighter than the formerly brightest QSO.
#4 The diamond planet
55 Cancri e is a planet in the Milky Way that is known to be about one third diamond. First discovered in 2004, 55 Cancri e is in terms of width known to be twice the Earth and eight times greater in mass. Although this planet is uninhabitable, it has been estimated to have a value of $26.9 nonillion (30 zeros).
#5 Cloud 9 discovered in space
Sagittarius B2 is a huge molecular cloud of gas and dust which, believe it or not, gives off the smell of raspberry and rum. It contains huge portions of ethyl formate which is responsible for giving it the smell. This cloud contains billions of liters of alcohol, enough to fill 400 trillion pints of beer!
#6 The planet of scalding hot ice!
Gliese 436b, a planet first discovered in 2004, contains water known as ‘ice-X’. This water is held together by extreme gravitational forces despite extraordinary temperatures. The gravitational forces prevent the liquid molecules from evaporating by compressing the water similar to the way diamonds are formed from carbon. The average temperature on Gliese 436b is 475°F (245°C) and it is 30 million light years from the Earth. It's 20 times larger than our planet.
From the large unceasing hurricane in Jupiter to the planet of burning ice, it can be seen that there are and there will continue to be strange phenomena man cannot fully comprehend, we can only study and continue to observe them and discover many more in this endless, mind-blowing universe.
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