Did you know that there are actually space sounds? Or, that there have been several occurrences of raining fish and that it’s possible to travel faster than light? If not, those are just some of the fascinating science mysteries that we’ve rounded up for you today. Continue reading to see them all.
5. Nazca Lines
The Nazca Lines are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. Phyllis Pitluga, senior astronomer at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum did computer-aided studies of star alignments. She asserted that the giant spider figure is an anamorphic diagram of the constellation Orion. She further suggested that three of the straight lines leading to the figure were used to track the changing declinations of the three stars of Orion’s Belt.
4. Mpemba Effect
The Mpemba effect, named after Tanzanian student Erasto Mpemba, is the assertion that warmer water can freeze faster than colder water. Further investigations will need to decide on a precise definition of “freezing” and control a vast number of starting parameters in order to confirm or explain the effect.
3. Faster Than Light
Faster-than-light communications and travel refer to the propagation of information or matter faster than the speed of light. Under the special theory of relativity, a particle (that has rest mass) with subluminal velocity needs infinite energy to accelerate to the speed of light, although special relativity does not forbid the existence of particles that travel faster than light at all times.
2. Raining Fish
While fish don’t normally tumble out of the sky, this fascinating meteorological phenomenon is possible although rare. There isn’t a definite explanation, but some researchers claim that strong air disturbances, such as tornadoes, can lift fish up into the air and then drop them in random places.
1. Space Sounds
Soaring to the depths of our universe, gallant spacecraft roam the cosmos, snapping images of celestial wonders. Some of NASA’s spacecraft have specially designed instruments that are capable of capturing radio emissions. When NASA’s scientists convert these to sound waves, some very interesting sound clips appear.