Top 5 Creepiest Mysteries of Space and Our Universe
When a kitty cat goes missing you might put up posters. When your keys go missing you check your pockets and behind the sofa. But what do you do when you can’t find half of the visible matter in the universe? Check behind the fridge? Nope, it’s not there. So where is it?
In the wintry landscape of the South Pole sits one of the most awesomely named scientific outposts on Earth – the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory. Now I don’t know if the observatory was actually named after rapper and actor Ice Cube, or if there are other stations named after Eazy-E and Dr Dre, but I am going to choose to believe that this is in fact true even in the face of logic and evidence. Basically I’m doing exactly what Hillary supporters do when they say she’s a decent human being. See, you asked me to rag on everyone equally and now I have. I am your humble servant.
Quite often some of the greatest mysteries involve not the presence of something strange, but an eerie absence where something should be. If you see huge footprints in the snow you can only wonder what unknown ferocious creature must have made them. And when you find out it’s just an out of work actor in giant modified snow shoes it kinda spoils the mystery. When an object or person leaves behind nothing but evidence of their existence that can be more frightening than actually seeing whatever caused it, and this is definitely the case when you look into the night sky and you witness the spookiest place in the universe – The Boötes void.
In 2006 NASA sent a balloon 37km to the very top of Earth’s atmosphere. No, they weren’t having a birthday party and one of their scientists got excited, what they were actually trying to do was detect radio signals and heat traces from galaxies and stars light years away, signals they could be sure weren’t affected or distorted by those from earth. Unfortunately they somehow managed to find something and nothing at the same time, but that something was absolutely mind blowing.
In November of 1991 astronomer James Scotti of the University of Arizona was searching the skies for asteroids, when he discovered something hurling through the solar system which did not resemble an asteroid at all. James Scotti tracked the object and investigated further, discovering that it measured only ten metres across, gave off unusually random levels of brightness, and was rotating in a most peculiar fashion, not at all like a regular asteroid. He then found that the object, now known as 1991 VG, was orbiting the sun in a way which was astonishingly similar to that of the Earth.