A Water Reservoir
With 140 trillion times the amount of water held in the Earth’s oceans, this cloud of H2O gas is over 12 billion light years away near a black hole.
The Diamond Planet
55 Cancri e is an entire planet made out of diamond. Take that Bill Gates.
The Planet of Burning Ice
Although it’s 439 degrees celcius on Gliese 436 b, it’s watery surface doesn’t evaporate. Instead, the molecules pull together to form something known as “hot ice”.
Consisting of ethyl formate, this is the same gas that gives raspberries their taste and rum its smell. Just in case you were wondering what the center of our galaxy smells like…
With six stars orbiting around a central mass, this system is over 54 times as bright as our sun.
Gliese 581 c
Remember the planet of burning ice? Well this one is its neighbor and scientists say that it is the most likely candidate for future colonization. It doesn’t spin so the bright side is super hot and the dark side is freezing cold but in between there is a small strip of temperate territory.
Yes, there are actually stars pummeling through space at trillions of miles per hour.
A Massive Electric Current
Emanating from a nearby black hole, this current is over 1.5 times the size of the Milky Way.
Supposedly one of the largest objects in the known universe, it’s over half the size of the Milky Way.
Large Quasar Group
Although Himiki is huge, the LGQ is ever bigger. It’s forty thousand times larger than our galaxy and even breaks some standard laws of physics.
What you are looking at is actually a blue star directly behind a yellow star. Light is just being bent so the blue star gets warped.
Ok, not really, but the Trifid Nebula certainly bares a resemblance.
And that would be the mouse carved into the side of Mercury.
A Cold Star
Although we’re used to stars being blazing hot, scientists recently found a star that is only 89 degrees fahrenheit.
A Star 1,500 Times The Size Of The Sun
If you thought the sun was big, allow us to introduce VY Canis Majoris.
Artist’s concept of a supermassive black hole. The regions around such objects shine brightly in X-ray light, most of which comes from a little-understood structure called the corona, shown here as the white light at the base of a jet. (What coronas actually look like is unclear.