25 Of The Creepiest Things In The Known Universe

Space is huge, and terrifying. Not just because we’ve barely scratched the surface of what lies beyond our blue green rock, but also because most of what we’ve discovered is beautiful beyond comprehension, and would kill us instantly and painfully. As if that’s not enough, new horrific yet insanely cool things are being discovered and not understood daily. Here are 25 Of The Creepiest Things In The Known Universe to keep you up at night.

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The Himiko Cloud is the largest object in the known universe, and it's basically a giant mystery blob of unknown origin that's half the size of our galaxy.

Himiko CloudSource: http://www.space.com/ Image Source: Shutterstock (Image a visual representation of the Himiko Cloud)

It’s a gas cloud 12 billion light-years away, and scientists assume it’s leftovers from galaxy formation, long ago and far away.

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Mars

curiosity_approaching_mars_artists_conceptSource: http://listverse.com/ Image Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Curiosity_Approaching_Mars,_Artist's_Concept.jpg

Just all of it, really. It’s equal parts fascinating and terrifying. It’s possible that Mars is where life (in microbe form) actually began, and then it found it’s way here (via asteroid). We already know there’s been water on Mars in the past – flowing water – what dark secrets does the red planet hold?


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Some stars sing to themselves.

delicate-arch-night-stars-landscapeSource: https://www.extremetech.com Image Source: https://www.pexels.com/search/stars/

Unfortunately the pitch is nearly a trillion hertz, so it’s not really something we can hear and enjoy, but..just know…Stars are making sounds, millions of light years away.

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Diamond Icebergs that float upon an ocean of carbon.

iceberg_in_the_arctic_with_its_underside_exposedSource: http://listverse.com/ Image Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceberg

That’s not weird existential slam poetry, that’s what scientists’ best guess about what the surface of Neptune and Uranus looks like. They theorize that there may even be diamond rain.


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Black holes move.

pinballSource: http://www.enkivillage.com/ Image Source: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/08/when-pinball-was-illegal/

They aren’t stationary, (they move quite fast) and sometimes they collide with other objects that they don’t eat and change direction. It’s like the most massive game of Doomsday Pinball ever.

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