Okay, that title from NBC News is a bit misleading. Rest assured, true strange readers, that the nation of Israel itself is not orbiting the moon. In fact, at this point in human history, no nation has orbited the moon, … Continue reading Israel 7th Nation to Orbit the Moon
The scale of the universe is mind-boggling. Within that boggle is a strange fact: the largest “structure” we have observed in the universe is so large that it should not exist according to current science. The largest structure (so far as of March 29, 2019) is the “Her-Cr Great Wall”. Why should this sheet-like group of galaxies not exist, though? Well, the universe’s maximum light travel distance is supposed to be only 13 billion years. With the speed of light is a constant and given the known expansion rate of the universe, the Her-Cr Great Wall structure should not have … Continue reading The Largest Known Structure in the Universe
This is the strangest Ping Pong I’ve seen today. Check out this cool little video of Scott Joseph Kelly playing water ping pong in space. From @ftlscience on Instagram. – TrueStrange.com Continue reading Video: Space Water Ping Pong
It is strange and fascinating how much we can learn about the history of our solar system from computer simulations. Researchers at Lund University recently determined, for example, that the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter, was, 4.5 billion … Continue reading Jupiter: Once an earth-sized ice asteroid farther from Sun
This is interesting. Around 11:21 in the video below you can see the projected movement of stars in our galaxy, stars we cannot see with the naked eye. When they “turn time on” we see that some move together, but … Continue reading Milky Way: Star Movements Projected Over Millions of Years
An image from China’s moon lander of the far side of the moon is surprisingly devoid of the moon rocks seen strewn about in other images we have taken on the moon. There is also a “suspicious” white line, leading … Continue reading Photo Shows China Faked Moon Probe? Doubtful.
Stars turning into crystals? It sounds absurd and impossible, but it has happened billions of times in our galaxy alone and in about 10 billion years turning into a solid ball of crystal is the expected fate of our own … Continue reading Sun to Turn to Crystal
By mining water from asteroids and using solar power to create steam for propulsion, an asteroid mining space probe would “never” run out of fuel for exploration. This simple propulsion strategy could be part of a self-repairing self-multiplying army of … Continue reading Perpetual Steam Powered Spacecraft + Are *We* Alien Probes?
This is far out. A billion miles beyond Pluto, that’s how far. The New Horizons space probe has beamed back the first images of an object it was directed to encounter a billion miles beyond the orbit of the former … Continue reading Probe Returns Image of “Rock Snowman” Beyond Pluto