25 Natural Phenomena That Science Has Yet To Explain

It’s hard to believe, but there are things that our scientists have not been able to explain. Things like, balls of electricity appearing in the sky, or the random movement of 700 pound rocks with no aid from man or beast. Will we ever know the answers to these mysterious natural phenomena? Maybe. But as of now, these 25 natural phenomena remain a mystery.

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Sun´s corona


Extending millions of kilometers into space, the corona (translated as ‘crown’ in Latin) is an aura of plasma that surrounds the Sun. What scientists cannot explain though is why the Sun´s corona is much hotter than the visible surface of the Sun. While the average temperature of the Sun´s surface is about 5800 Kelvin, the corona reaches a burning temperature of one to three million Kelvin.


Animal migration


Animal migration can be found in all major animal groups, including birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, and insects. What puzzles scientists however, is how these animals venture on these amazing journeys without getting lost? There have been many theories about this phenomenon but the true cause remains unknown.


Taos hum


There are several places known for the hum, a phenomenon described as a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming, rumbling, or droning noise with an unknown source but the one in the town of Taos, New Mexico is probably the most famous. What makes the Taos hum even more mysterious is the fact that only 2% of the local people have been able to hear it. No matter what the origin of the weird sound is, those who can hear it, find it extremely disturbing.


Jellyfish disappearance from the Jellyfish Lake


Located on Eil Malk Island in Palau, the Jellyfish Lake is a marine lake connected to the ocean through a network of fissures and tunnels. Every day, millions of jellyfish migrate across the lake but between 1998 and 2000, not one jelly fish migrated via the lake. There are many theories as to the cause of this phenomenon but scientists are still not sure of the exact cause.


Ice circles


Also known as ice discs or ice pans, the ice circles are a very rare natural phenomenon that occurs in slow moving water in freezing temperature. Scientists don’t know exactly how the circles originate but it’s generally believed they form in eddy currents where thin ice plates rotate and gradually freeze together. The diameter of the circles can vary greatly from just a few feet up to 50 feet (over 15 meters).

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