Aliens and UFO’s are popular topics on YouTube. But those aren’t the only scary and creepy things when it comes to what all is out there in the universe!
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Scary Facts About Space
It is human nature to be afraid of the unknown. It is our fear of the unknown that horror movies and thrillers prey on. So it is only natural that outer space, humanities biggest unknown, would be the source of some of the most terrifying objects and occurrences in the universe. Here we will explore some of the most terrifying facts about outer space.
55 Cancri e – Jannsen
55 Cancri e – a planet that Kay Jewlers wishes they could get their hands on. 55 Cancri e otherwise known as Janssen has gained much attention in recent years because of its unique elemental make up.
The Real Death Star (Starkiller Base)
If you saw Star Wars The Force Awakens you definitely remember the death star rip off called the Starkiller Base. In the movie, the Starkiller Base is a planet like headquarters that drains the energy of a solar systems sun to power its own weapon.
Rogue Planets – they are exactly what they sound like. A planet that is not bound to a solar system, that is just flying through space at millions of miles per hour.
In 2004 astronomers noticed one of the strangest occurrences to date in the observable universe. They noticed a uncharacteristically cold spot in the universe that spanned over 1.8 billion light years. This is the largest structure in the universe.
Black holes are one of the most interesting and terrifying bodies in the universe. Our known laws of physics seem to break down when it comes to explaining black holes. If you have seen the movie Interstellar you already know what we are talking about.
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Scientists are constantly looking for habitable planets near our solar system. Part of the reason for this search is to see if humans can achieve interstellar colonization.
Next we will bring things back a little closer to home, specifically to one of the moons of Jupiter. Jupiter has around 67 known moons, many of which have become a point of interest to scientists that are in search of extraterrestrial life.
Europeans once believed that they were the only country in existence and then they discovered “The New World”. There was once a time where humans believed that the earth was the only planet in existence. We soon learned that we are just once of many planets in our solar system.