5 Teleportations Caught On Camera & Spotted In Real Life

Believe it or not, there have been cases of teleportation that have shockied many people worldwide. And no, we arent talking about teleportations shown in movies, but the ones caught in real life. Like always, there are hoax videos out there on the internet but within this countdown, we only show the realest ones caught and recorded by humanity.

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today


So with this being said, sit back and prepare to be amazed because here are 5 Teleportations Caught On Camera & Spotted In Real Life! Lets…..Begin!

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Unexplained Teleportation

What you are about to see is from naional TV News of China that shows an anonymous person randomly recording when all of a sudden a mysterious person comes out of complete nowhere with blue lights coming from the fists. The person recording looks in awe, runs after him and tries to record him but then the mysterious person teleports and flees. There are many opinions on this one. Whats yours? Here it is…

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Teleporting From Destruction

You might have seen this next clip on my other Angels Caught on Camera and Spotted In Real Life video. The clip shows a superhuman person or an angel like sighting that saves a man on a motorbike from complete destruction by teleporting him a few meters away in less than a second, and then flees from the scene as quickly as possible. Here is the footage.

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Teleporting Old Man In a Bike

The video you are about to see was uploaded in Russia in 2012 and even though there isnt much information about the video, you will clearly see that the old man in the bycicle is seen coming out of complete nowhere behind the other man´s back. Some people say that the byciclist was already behind the other man but you can clearly see that he wasnt. What do you think? Here it is…

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Dog Teleportation

In the next small footage you are about to see shows a dog teleporting out of thin air that takes place in an illegal race on the high way. The expectators recording the video were surprise that the dog was alive as they dont know where the dog came from. Here it is.

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Teleporting Car

The video you are about to see is one of the best evidences of real life teleportation or time travel. Inside the clip, a car is not seen coming from anywhere, but seconds later the car being shown stops as another one interfears appearing out of nowhere. Many say that this video is as legit as it seems but what do you think? Here it is…


5 Teleportations Caught On Camera & Spotted In Real Life

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Why Science CAN’T EXPLAIN These 7 Strange & Creepy Mysteries ?

Why Science CAN’T EXPLAIN These 7 Strange & Creepy Mysteries ?

By Anthony Von Dari@VOP Today


Strange & Creepy Mysteries Science Can’t Explain

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Through the detection of rapid eye movement we can tell precisely when someone is dreaming, and using brain imaging technology we may even be able to view your dreams one day.

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We also need to consider our definition of extra-terrestrial life, because even though NASA predicts we may find something in next two decades, it’s likely to be in the form of miniscule organisms that aren’t really capable of holding conversation.

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If you’re watching this video you’re probably conscious. If someone hits you with a baseball bat you’ll be rendered temporarily unconscious. And if they hit you a few more times before burying you in a shallow grave in the woods you’ll be permanently gone from this world.

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It is often said that we know more about space than we do the ocean, and whilst this is hardly something you can accurately measure it is true that we have a huge knowledge gap when it comes to the Earth’s soggy bottom.

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Ever since Pluto was given a dishonourable discharge for being too small and puny you may think the answer to this is simple, eight. Or seven if you believe the conspiracy that Venus is a secret fiery death star waiting to annihilate us all.

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Unless you’re a certifiable moron you know that to make a bicycle go forward you get on it and pedal real hard, but in terms of the actual physics involved in making a bicycle stay upright, scientific opinion seems to disagree with itself with every passing week.

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Do you know your own blood type? If not there’s a very easy way you can find out. Simply extract two litres of blood, walk to your nearest Starbucks, drink the blood in front of the barista, and when you wake up in the hospital just ask the nurse.


These Unique Facts About Mars May Surprise You

Mars: the red planet, the last of the terrestrial planets, and our greatest hope for sustaining life beyond our own planet (so far anyways). Ever since Egyptian astronomers first discovered Mars in the heavens, humanity has been fascinated by the nearby planet.

By Anthony Von Dari@VOP Today


At a time just over 100 years ago, we even believed intelligent life much like our own lived on the planet’s cratered surface. Though we often hear the planet is quite similar to Earth, it’s also radically different. These differences will provide some serious challenges for landing a human mission there and sustaining life, challenges which we’ve brought up among these facts on Mars.

Whether you’ve always been fascinating by space and the planets or you’re just looking to learn a bit more about our second closest planet, this list is just what you need to get up to speed.

Sources: Space.com, NASA – Images: Wikimedia, NASA


From how the planet got its name to its fearsome dust storms to the question of “Is there really organic life on Mars?”, we’ve dug into the red planet’s history to bring you these 25 Unique Facts About Mars: Earth’s Mysterious Cousin.

Mars: Earth’s cousin

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Bearing a similar tilt to Earth – Mars has a 25° tilt while our planet has a 23.5° tilt – Mars also experiences the same four seasons, though they are more extreme.

Martian seasons

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The red planet’s seasons are much longer than ours. Due to Mars’ elliptical orbit, spring and summer are longer in its northern hemisphere while fall and winter are longer in the southern. They are also more intense with hotter summers and colder winters.

Could we breathe on Mars?

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Though the red planet is often cited as a potential second Earth, we would not be able to breathe in its atmosphere made up of 96% carbon dioxide and less than 0.2% oxygen. Earth’s 21% oxygen is right about where we need to be. Scientists are currently testing microbes that can be sent ahead of humans to begin converting and creating oxygen on the planet.

The first assumption of life on Mars

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In the last quarter of the 19th century, astronomers generally believed intelligent life was living on Mars. Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli noticed relatively straight lines on the Martian surface which he and other astronomers of the time believed were irrigation canals constructed by intelligent beings. As telescopes developed in the early 20th century, this assumption was proved wrong – though not before giving birth to plenty of sci-fi about the red planet, including Marvin the Martian.

How Mars got its name

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Mars’ surface is rich in iron, giving it a reddish color. This composition has led to cultures as far back as the Egyptians naming it after the color. The Egyptians named it Her Desher (“the red one”), the Chinese named it “fire star”, and the Romans named it Mars, after their god of war (equivalent to Ares in Greek mythology).

A valley the size of North America

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An enormous system of canyons, the Valles Marineris stretches 2,600 miles (4,200 km) across the Martian surface and is up to 4.3 miles (7 km) deep. Placing it on Earth and into context, the Valles Marineris would span from New York to San Francisco and then some.

Mars’ rotation around the sun

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A Martian year is significantly longer than an Earth year (the time it takes to make one rotation of the sun). On Earth, we have 365 days whereas Mars has 687 days.

Martian day

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The Martian day is also longer, but only slightly. One Earth day is 23 hours and 56 minutes while one Martian day is 24 hours and 40 minutes. When we do land on Mars, it will be an easier transition than if we went to Jupiter (10 hour day) or Venus (2,802 hour day).

Martian atmosphere

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The atmosphere on Mars is 100 times less dense than our own, making landing spacecrafts on its surface tricky as the atmosphere does not help as much in slowing down their descent as it does on our blue planet. Despite this lack of density, it is still dense enough to permit weather and winds.

Martian temperatures

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Mars experiences much greater temperature fluctuations than our own planet. Whereas the coldest it has gotten on Earth’s surface is -126° F (-88° C) and the hottest 136° F (58° C), Mars fluctuates between -284° F (-140° C) and 86° F (30° C). The average temperature on each is 57° F (14° C) on Earth and -81° F (-63° C) on Mars. That’s a cold planet!

Intense dust storms

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Martian dust storms are among the fiercest in the solar system and are even the largest. A dust storm can envelop the entire planet and last for many months.

The Curiosity Rover

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One of the primary goals of NASA’s well-known Curiosity Rover, currently on the Martian surface, has been to plan for a human visit to the planet. Other goals are understanding the climate and geology of the planet and determining if life ever existed on Mars.

Tallest mountain in the solar system

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The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons, is a shield volcano, similar to those in Hawaii and many Pacific islands. It stands at 13.2 miles (21 km) above sea level on the Martian surface. Three times taller than Mount Everest, Olympus Mons’ surface area is the same as the entire U.S. state of Arizona.

First spacecraft exploration of Mars

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The first spacecraft sent to explore Mars was the Soviet Union’s “Mars 1” in 1962. En route, mission controllers lost contact with the vehicle. The first American spacecraft to reach Mars was Mariner 4 in 1964 which sent back the first pictures of the red planet.

Water on Mars

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Astronomers have known for years that water exists on Mars, locked up in its polar ice caps. However, they’ve recently found dark streaks on the planet which would indicate flowing water. Mars’ temperatures (#16) would mean the water would have to be incredibly salty to keep it in liquid form.

Martian land area

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Despite being considerably smaller than Earth – about half of Earth’s diameter and a tenth of its mass – Mars has a land area similar to that on Earth due to our planet’s high amount of water. This would only apply to Mars’ current state since the Martian oceans have dried and frozen up.

Phobos, the larger Martian moon

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Phobos, the larger of the two Martian moons, orbits the planet so quickly it would set twice (in the East) and rise once (in the west) every day.

Deimos, the smaller Martian moon

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Deimos, the smaller moon, is so small that an astronaut on Mars would see it as a full moon just about as brightly as we see Venus in our night sky. Scientists are unsure whether both these moons are captured asteroids or true moons.

Martian size

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Volume-wise, Mars is much smaller than Earth. Over six whole Mars’ would be able to pack into our Earth.

Martian gravity

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Lower gravity on Mars means you would be able to hop around much easier than on Earth. Its 62.5% less gravity means 100 pounds on Earth are equivalent to about 38 pounds on Mars.

Is there life on Mars?

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The most well-known supporting evidence for life on Mars refers to NASA experiments in 1996 on Martian rocks which landed on Earth. Inside, the scientists found complex organic molecules and fossilized structures which resemble microbes we are familiar with. Though these findings remain controversial, scientists today generally believe life did exist at some point on Mars (and may even still exist today).

The only other ice-capped planet

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Besides our own planet, Mars is the only planet in the solar system to have polar ice caps. The southern ice cap is made of dry ice and is said to resemble freshly-fallen snow.

The Martian Grand Canyon

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Mars’ equivalent of the Grand Canyon, the Noctis Labyrinthus (“labyrinth of the night”) is a highly varied area filled with steep-walled valleys and sloping canyons. Trapped between two highly volatile, techtonically-active areas of the planet, the area has been shaped by the stress of heat and water over millions of years.

Mars’ moon on a destruction path

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Human settlements on Mars could be threatened by Mars’ moon Phobos – thankfully not for tens of millions of years though. Each orbit, Phobos is drawn closer to Mars by the planet’s gravity. (It spirals inward at 6 feet (1.8 m) every 100 years.) Many millennia in the future, the moon will likely crash into Mars or break up above the planet’s surface, creating a ring.

First humans on Mars

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In a 2010 speech at Kennedy Space Center, U.S. President Barack Obama called for the Americans to land a manned mission to Mars by the mid-2030’s, making it the most ambitious Mars exploration plan by any country on record.


Fly To The Most Bizarre Galaxies In The Universe

Our universe is both massive and fascinating. While we have a pretty elevated view of ourselves as humans, whenever we peer into the cosmos we really see how small we are in compared to the rest of whats out there.

By Anthony Von Dari@VOP Today – Source: NASA, Images: NASA


The lowest astronomical figures say there are 100 billion galaxies (that’s 100,000,000,000) in the universe, and our Milky Way is only one. Take the Earth – and multiply it times 17 billion.

That’s how many Earth-sized worlds exist only in the Milky Way Galaxy. Multiply that times 100 billion galaxies and you have a massive universe, not even counting the stars and non-Earth-sized planets. Here, we focus on some of the most amazing aspects of our universe: galaxies.

The masses of stars, planets, debris, dark matter, and more follow some general patterns but sometimes even they break tradition and amaze us, earning them a spot on this list of the strangest and most bizarre galaxies in the universe.

Most of the strange galaxies on this list are known to astronomers by two classifications: the Messier catalog or the New General Catalog. Messier’s catalog was compiled in 1771 by French astronomer Charles Messier as a way to organize the host of cosmic discoveries happening at the time.

A particular fan of comets, Messier made the list with his assistant Pierre Méchain to filter out non-comet items. The New General Catalog (NGC) of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars is a collection of various types of deep sky objects compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer. Numerous revisions have cleaned up the listing, now one of the most comprehensive catalogs to date with 7,840 deep space objects.

From a galaxy which resembles a cosmic sunflower unfolding before our eyes to a hellish-looking mass of gas and matter to violent galactic collisions which seem oh-so-peaceful in still images, here are the 25 Most Bizarre Galaxies in the Universe.


Messier 82

Messier 82

We start off our list of the strangest galaxies in the universe with one of the most impressive – Messier 82. Known as M82, this galaxy is five times brighter than the entire Milky Way due to the rapid birth of young stars – a rate 10 times greater than inside our own galaxy. Over time, stars will be created so quickly they will devour each other. (The red plumes coming out from the center are glowing hydrogen gas being ejected from M82’s center.)

Sunflower Galaxy

Messier-63 A galactic sunflower

Formally known as Messier 63, the aptly nicknamed Sunflower Galaxy looks as though it belongs in Vincent Van Gogh’s repertoire. This cosmic beauty boasts bright, winding arms made up of newly formed blue-white giant stars. Just as with this sunflower design, galaxies are also known for mimicking natural designs such as whirlpools and arms.

MACS J0717

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MACS J0717 is one of the strangest (astronomically-speaking) galaxies on this list. Technically a galaxy cluster, MACS J0717 was formed by the collision of four other galaxies. A stream of galaxies, gas, and dark matter over 13 million light years long are colliding in an area already dense with matter, creating fascinating images for us to see.

Messier 74

Messier 74

If Santa Claus has a favorite galaxy, it would be this one. Messier 74 is often talked about by astronomers around Christmas time since the spiral arms’ clusters of young blue stars and the bright, glowing balls of ionized hydrogen make it look like a Christmas wreath.

Baby Boom Galaxy

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A starburst galaxy about 12.2 billion light years away from Earth, the Baby Boom Galaxy was discovered in 2008. The aptly named galaxy takes the cake as the brightest starburst galaxy in the very distant universe, thanks to its incredibly rapid star formation – a rate of one star about every 2 hours. In contrast, our Milky Way Galaxy produces a new star on average once every 36 days.

Milky Way Galaxy

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Our own Milky Way Galaxy is indeed one of the strangest galaxies in the universe – one of the most impressive too; and that’s not just us feeling proud. Our massive galaxy is home to at least 100 billion planets and up to a trillion stars – some of which are among the oldest in the known universe.

IDCS 1426

IDCS 1426

The galaxy cluster IDCS 1426 boasts multiple accolades. Observed by scientists when the universe was less than a third of its age today, IDCS 1426 is the most massive galaxy cluster in the early universe. It also weighs nearly 500 trillion Suns, a number that’s pretty hard for us to realistically imagine. The bright, blue core of gas is the result of galactic collision, sloshing around much as wine would slosh around in a sommelier’s glass before settling.

I Zwicky 18

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The galaxy I Zwicky 18 has a host of titles as a starburst galaxy, blue compact galaxy, dwarf irregular galaxy, and one of the strangest galaxies in the universe. Astronomers are still confused by this galaxy which shows star development typical of galaxy formation from the earliest days of the universe. (It’s also strange that a large amount of ionized helium is present, making scientists wonder what is emitting radiation strong enough to kick electrons off their helium atoms.)

NGC 6744

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NGC 6744 is a large spiral galaxy which astronomers believe is one of the most similar to our own. Located about 30 million light years away, the galaxy’s elongated core and puffy arms are quite reminiscent of our Milky Way.

NGC 6872

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The galaxy known as NGC 6872 is the second largest spiral galaxy ever discovered. It’s beautiful tail (ironic that it is in the constellation of Pavo, the Peacock) is a stretched arm full of star-forming regions. Since this strange galaxy doesn’t have much free hydrogen, it relies on material pulled from nearby IC 4970 (just above in the picture) for star birth.

MACS J0416

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Found around 4.3 billion light years from Earth, MACS J0416 looks more like what the kids at Woodstock saw while the musicians played. The bright purple and pink colors hide a deeper struggle here, namely that two galaxy clusters are about to collide.

M60 & NGC 4647 – The galaxy couple

Messier 60 at center

Though most galaxies’ gravitational pulls bring them closer together, there’s no evidence of that with Messier 60 and NGC 4647. But there’s no evidence of them drifting apart either. Like content old lovers, the two galaxies drift together in space, exhibiting only minor tidal interaction between them.

Messier 81

Messier 81

Located nearby to #25, Messier 81 is a spiral galaxy with a supermassive black hole 70 million times greater than the mass of the sun at its center. M81 is home to many short-living but hot-burning blue stars which heat nearby dust as seen in its spiral arms. Gravitational interactions with M82 have seen both galaxies pulling hydrogen gas away from each other, resulting in wispy lines of gas or high amounts of interstellar gas accumulating in their centers, leading to the rapid star formation.

Antennae Galaxies

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About 600 million years ago, NGC 4038 and NGC 4039 crashed into each other, beginning a massive exchange of stars and galactic matter. Though scientists think the galaxies look like an antennae, it looks to us like it would be better known as the love galaxy.

Sombrero Galaxy

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Amateur astronomers eagerly flock to the Sombrero Galaxy, so named because of its bright nucleus and large central bulge. Add in this spiral galaxy’s easily evident dust lane and it looks like a sombrero in the sky.

2MASX J16270254+4328340

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This blurry galaxy is known by the seemingly overcomplicated name of 2MASX J16270254+4328340. The result of two galaxies merging, this strange galaxy has produced a fine mist consisting of millions of stars radiating out from its center. The mist is expected to slowly dissipate since the entire galaxy is nearing the end of its life with its stars cooling and dimming.

NGC 5793

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Not too strange (though immensely beautiful) on first look, the spiral galaxy NGC 5793 is better known for a rare phenomenon: masers. We’re familiar with lasers, which emit light in the visible range of the spectrum, but not as much with masers, which emit light in the microwave range. Masers are not-too-common, astronomically speaking, and produce light by absorbing surrounding energy and re-emitting it in the spectrum’s microwave range.

Triangulum Galaxy

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This image shows a nebula (NGC 604) located in one of spiral arms of galaxy Messier 33. Over 200 immensely hot stars heat the ionized hydrogen gas of the nebula, making it fluoresce as seen here from the Hubble Space Telescope. (Sometimes debated if it’s a satellite of the larger, nearby Andromeda Galaxy, the Triangulum Galaxy AKA Messier 33 is the third largest in our Local Group.)

NGC 2685

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Sometimes referred to as the Helix Galaxy, NGC 2685 is a polar ring galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. One of the first polar ring galaxies identified, NGC 2685 has an outer ring of gas and stars rotating around the galaxy’s poles, making it one of the rarest types of galaxies. (Most matter in galaxies orbits the equator, not the poles.) Scientists still aren’t sure what causes the polar rings, but theorize these galaxies may pull matter from passing galaxies.

Messier 94

Starburst galaxy Messier 94

Messier 94 looks like the most terrifying hurricane which could ever hit our planet. This starburst galaxy is surrounded by bright blue rings of rapidly forming stars. The rapid birth regions are likely due to a pressure wave emanating from the galaxy’s center, compressing the outer regions’ gas and dust to coalesce into clouds then stars.

Pandora’s Cluster

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Formally known as Abell 2744, this galaxy cluster is known as Pandora’s Cluster due to the host of strange phenomena resulting from the convergence of multiple smaller galaxy clusters. This picture shows the irregularly shaped cluster in blue.

NGC 5408

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Looking more like the colored sprinkles on a birthday cake, NGC 5408 is a remarkable irregular galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus. Though not as well-put-together as spiral or elliptical galaxies, NGC 5408 is equally as strange and interesting due to the ultraluminous X-rays it puts out. Scientists still aren’t sure what cause them but speculate it could an intermediate mass black hole.

Whirlpool Galaxy

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The Whirlpool Galaxy, officially known as M51a or NGC 5194, is a galaxy large enough and close enough to us that amateur astronomers can see it on a dark night with binoculars. The Whirlpool Galaxy was the first to be classified as a spiral galaxy and is particularly interesting for its interaction with the dwarf galaxy NGC 5195, one of the most well-known galactic interactions in astronomy. This impressive and hellish-looking picture shows the Whirlpool Galaxy in both visual light (on the left – showing its stars) and infrared light (on the right – showing its dust structure).

SDSS J1038+4849

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Galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 is one of the coolest clusters we’ve ever found. Resembling a uniquely human figure (like the snowman on the asteroid Vesta from our Strange Things About the Universe list), everyone can see the smiling face of this galaxy. The eyes and nose are galaxies but the curved lines are due to gravitational lensing. Since the cluster has so much mass, it bends and distorts the light around it, creating this happy arc.

NGC3314a & NGC3314b

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Though these two galaxies look as though they’re colliding, it’s just a matter of perspective. From our vantage point on Earth, these two galaxies seem to overlap each other but are actually tens of millions of light years apart. Nonetheless, they produce one of the coolest and strangest galactic images ever recorded.


The First Forms of Life on Mars – These 5 Micro-Organisms Are Ready to Leave Earth

Mars is a reddish hell and an inconvenient one to visit. The planet is a dry, barren wasteland where surface temperatures average -67 degrees Fahrenheit and can dip as low as -243 degrees. Yes, there’s water on the surface, but only in very specific, remote places.

By Anthony Von Dari@VOP Today – Source: Inverse


Gone are the vast lakes and oceans of the ancient Martian past. And with a thin atmosphere and a decimated magnetic field, theplanet is buffeted by intense amounts of solar radiation.

It ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids.

Nevertheless, if everything goes according to plan, your children might actually be raising your grandkids on Mars. In order for that to happen, we’ll need to colonize and terraform, sure, but we’ll also need to bring along a fair amount of non-human life. The organisms that we allow to go free-range on the Red Planet will be the point of the biological spear. They have the potential to make the planet more hospitable — to do the sort of colonizations we cannot.

Here are the micro-astronauts we’re going to send the 140 million miles to establish a biological basecamp.

Cyanobacteria

Plants use photosynthesis to make their own energy. So do cyanobacteria. They are the organisms that are thought to have played a pivotal role in transforming Earth’s atmosphere from one inhospitable life into an oxygen-free environment for aerobes to thrive. In short, they have a history of making things work in pretty harsh environments.

A study published last year by researchers in Germany found that cyanobacteria were able to survive and reproduce in conditions relatively similar to Mars — UV radiation, low pressure, temperatures skewing pretty cold, etc. They didn’t just manage to huddle together and live — they stayed active, and kept up with their regular metabolic functions.

Funguses

When you stick cyanobacteria (or algae) together with funguses, they form lichens — which were also shown by the aforementioned study to survive Martian conditions. So it comes as little surprise that funguses alone might stand a chance to thrive on Mars.

We’re specifically talking about polar funguses that can withstand extremely cold and dry climates. A new study demonstrated the ability of one particular Antarctic fungal species to survive under Mars-like conditions (in the International Space Station to also emulate microgravity settings) while retaining more than 60 percent of its cells after 18 months. There’s no reason to think such a species could evolve fast enough to fully adapt to the Martian weather and pressure in order to bump that rate close to 100 percent.

Methanogens

Methanogens are a type of bacteria that can use hydrogen and carbon dioxide as metabolic constituents for energy, and produce methane as a byproduct. Since they don’t require oxygen or organic nutrients for survival — and don’t conduct photosynthesis — they’re an ideal organism for subsurface environments, especially on Mars.

Last year, some researchers decided to see if methanogens really could live on Mars. They exposed four different species to low pressure conditions similar to what would be expected just below the surface of the planet.

The results? All four methanogen species were able to survive. Two were previously known to be able to survive the Martian freeze-thaw cycles.

The bigger implication here, as well, is that methanogens could perhaps play a strong role in helping to revive Mars’ atmosphere into something that could allow surface water to come back to the planet. This would require finding a way to bring back the planet’s magnetic field, but let’s let other scientists worry about figuring that one out.

Oligotrophs

On Earth, an oligotroph is a catchall term for any organism that can survive on very low levels of nutrients — as in, the bare minimum. They grow slow, use energy at very low rates, and have extremely low populations.

And for those reasons, they may be just what is able to survive what Mars throws at life. One such oligotrophy is the olm — a cave-dwelling aquatic salamander that eats, breathes, and sleeps entirely underwater. If subsurface water exists on Mars, the snake-like olms would be a top candidate to make a home in those very dark and empty habitats.

Deinococcus radiodurans

This is the most radiation-resistant life form found on Earth. D. radiodurans, nicknamed “Conan the Bacterium” for its incredible toughness, can withstand doses of radiation thousands of times higher than what would easily vanquish a human being. The bacterium can also withstand extreme colds, and have a habit of finding homes in the subsurface of our planet.

It’s not unthinkable that D. radiodurans could quite easily hitch a ride as a stowaway on a spacecraft, survive the journey, and end up managing pretty well on the red planet. Unlike the other organisms on this list, the bacterium wouldn’t even need to find a specific habitat in order to live — it could perhaps make due whenever it ended up.

The CREEPIEST Mysteries of SPACE that will FREAK YOU OUT

Top 5 Creepiest Mysteries of Space and Our Universe

By Nerti U. Qatja@VOP_Today


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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.