Unravelling the mysteries of space is a topic of immense interest to many people. Every news containing stuff related to space milestones goes viral and becomes a common talk within minutes.
We've been looking for answers to so many questions and launching missions to get them but the problem is that it takes years and years to complete a single mission in space because of its vastness. Space is not suitable for long human ventures too but when we find something new and exciting, everyone is awestruck. With mostly vacuum, it is rare to find weird things in space but we have found a lot of them and here is a list of some of them which you might have never heard of:
It may be hard to believe, but fact is that alcohol is present in the space. Numerous giant clouds of alcohol are up there out of which few have been spotted. Alcohol, which is an organic compound requires organic reactions to be created and there aren't any traces of those reactions in the space. This is why how those clouds with trillions of pints of beer got formed remains a mystery.
A top mission to establish an extraterrestrial first and only museum is now believed to be successful by historians. The museum is believed to be a mystery of the moon. The claims are that a chip only 2 centimeters wide made it to the moon in 1969 and the mission turned out to be a success. The moon museum mystery is still an argued page in the history of space exploration.
Yes, just like the one we got to see in the Star Wars or many Hollywood movies, the Death star exists in space. This explosive star is claimed to be blowing everything up in the space including itself. The star is destroying planets up there, but you need not worry because NASA proved that the star is ripping its planet apart with its extreme gravity. It would take around a million years for the star to destroy itself completely because the process is very slow.
This is only a theoretical thing that is believed to exist in space. It is a big patch of icy space which coughs out a comet every now and then just like the Halley's Comet. The cloud is believed to be made of specific compounds and is located far away from the Earth. The mystery of the existence of the Oort cloud still remains unsolved till date.
Before launching the first ever man-made object into the earth's orbit, a series of tests were conducted. The tests didn't go as planned and problems were faced. On August 27, 1957, while a launch test was being conducted, the force of the explosion blasted the metal lid above the concrete with a speed 6 times more than what was needed to send an object into space. There are chances that it got burnt up while trying to escape the Earth's atmosphere at that high speed but there are also chances that it may still be soaring its way through space as we speak.
There might be a lot of golf balls soaring their way through space. The first astronaut to launch a golf ball into space from the ISS was Mikhail Tyurin who shot the ball for a commercial.
Another astronaut, Alan Shepard during his mission
Lightning in space is at an enormous level with the strong ever recorded at a force of trillion lightning strikes surging through space-time. The Nikola Tesla's ghost is the strongest one comes from a black hole. This storm stretches for 150,000 light years, which is nearly the whole of the Milky Way. You need not worry because we have a buffer zone of 2 billion light years.
Yes, you read it right, urine is also wandering out there in the space. The astronauts who go to space need to pee in the space too, right? The toilet comes with an airlock and a suction that blasts urine into space while the disposal is also a complicated task and the astronauts have to learn how to do it. The urine droplets have even been seen turning into ice in space by the explorers.
The Saturn's largest moon, Titan might have ocean life on it. It has been proved by NASA that the oceans on Titan are made of methane, which is capable of forming living organisms with methane-based cells. The atmospheric readings of Titan have also supported the presence of respiration there. But even after knowing all this, we can't be sure of anything unless we send a submarine to find out.
But every day, we are getting to know the universe a little better.