Do you know how scary is Space?

Updated: May 16

Our space is big and incredibly dark. It contains many objects that we can see in space, such as planets, exoplanets, stars, asteroids..., etc. But those things emerge in many shapes, which makes us feel a little uneasy. Let's take a look at some of the terrifying things we can view in space.


Have you ever heard of Miranda the Monster Moon?

Miranda | Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Miranda | Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Miranda is the moon of Uranus, the seventh planet from our Sun. It's a cold Moon. If you look attentively at Miranda, you will observe that she has a mismatched appearance if we compare it to the moon. That look can be a warning indication that the moon is stitched together in the manner of Frankenstein's monster. However, these patches are deep craters, towering peaks, and dramatic cliffs.


Do you aware that our sun has a terrifying face?

Sun | Image credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO
Sun | Image credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

NASA caught a unique photograph of the Sun in October 2014. and the image was acquired by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. When we look into that image is a little scary. In reality, that image depicts our Sun getting ready for Halloween. In that image, the Sun's face resembles a pumpkin's face. But the fact is that the active portions of the Sun release tremendous amounts of light and energy, and those zones happen to resemble a ghoulish smile.


Now, Black Holes are a mystery to us. Are we correct?

Artist’s concept of a Black Hole. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Artist’s concept of a Black Hole. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Do you know that black holes are a mystery? We now have some knowledge about them. A black hole is a mysterious entity from which even light may escape. The black hole is so powerful that there is no gravity inside it. Due to our limits, we cannot observe black holes fully, and we can only watch how black holes consume stars, planets, and other objects surrounding them. The black hole might be residing in the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way.

Some movies show that a black hole is another world or that we can travel to another world. And the black hole is a path or gateway to another world. Scientists say that if you got too close to a black hole, the pull of gravity would be so robust to stretch you into a long thin noodle of material.


Do you know about our Moon's never-ending darkness? It appears to be frightening, and I am right!

Dark Side of the Moon | Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University
Dark Side of the Moon | Image credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

Is it feasible to find a location with no sunlight? It is, indeed. Isn't it terrifying? These kinds of regions do occur in our solar system. When the moon rotates as it round Earth once a month, the moon exposes nearly its whole surface to sunlight. The Sun never rises over the edges of certain craters near the moon's poles. Those craters haven't been seen in the Sun for billions of years since they've been on the moon's dark side.


Do you know that there is sound in space?


Yes, there is sound in space, but people cannot hear it with their ears. We believe that space is devoid of sound and that sound cannot travel across the vacuum of space. Other types of gadgets can detect wave energy. Some occurrences occurred in space, and NASA transformed that wave energy into sound, which human ears can hear.

Spider ground in Mars | Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
Spider ground in Mars | Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

We can notice a shift in the ground on Mars in the spring. When we gaze over the high terrain, the earth resembles spiders. In actuality, though, it is not spiders. When the frozen carbon dioxide under the Martian surface heats sufficiently, it converts from solid to gas. There is a lot of trapped gas in there, and it builds up pressure until it breaks through the Martian surface like a jet, shooting through the surface and scattering black dust surrounding the vent. These give rise to the spider-like structures on the surface.


Strange appearances of exoplanets

Artist’s concept of HD 189733 b | Image Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser
Artist’s concept of HD 189733 b | Image Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser

We can see the planets that formerly existed in our solar system when we glance into space. These planets are generally known as exoplanets. Certain exoplanets resemble our world. That's strange, you're correct. In this image, an exoplanet designated HD 189733 b resembles our planet Earth. It has a blue hue appearance and has the most likeness to our world. However, the weather on this exoplanet is vastly different from that on Earth.


Skull-like asteroid

2015 TB145 | Image credit: NAIC-Arecibo/NSF
2015 TB145 | Image credit: NAIC-Arecibo/NSF

On Halloween Day in 2015, a skull-shaped asteroid flew through our planet, known 2015 TB145 asteroid. Scientists have discovered that asteroids are charred comet fragments. That asteroid was around 2,000 feet (600 meters) broad. If that is a human, the individual must be 4.5 kilometers tall.


Satellites or spacecraft that have died


When a satellite completes its mission or loses communication abruptly, or crashes, it will treat the satellite as though it were dead. Then what will happen to those satellites? Small satellites from outside the Earth's atmosphere will burn up if they enter the Earth's atmosphere. If the spacecraft is too far away to return to Earth, it is placed in a cemetery orbit, many thousands of kilometers away from the planet. The dead satellite will not burn up out there, but it will keep out of the path of active operating satellites.

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