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Here are 10 of the weirdest things in space you'll ever see

Scientists captured a repeating fast radio burst (FRB), the second ever seen, which could help unravel the mystery of these enigmatic ultrastrong, ultrabright radio signals.

Mysterious radio signals

In September 2018, Astronomers found an unusual infrared signal from a neutron star, likely caused by a dust disk, but the explanation remains unclear.

Infrared stream from space

Saturn's moon Hyperion is a strange, irregular rock with numerous craters and a particle beam of static electricity flowing out into space, as observed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Highly electric Hyperion

The universe's strongest substance is created from the remains of a dead star, where the pressure can be so high that protons and neutrons become tangled and can resist 10 billion times the force needed to shatter steel.

Nuclear pasta

Hubble Space Telescope spotted a quasar from the early universe and used it to estimate the universe's expansion rate, which suggested that it is expanding faster today than it was back then, conflicting with other measurements and leaving physicists puzzled.

Double quasar image

Moonmoons, theoretical submoons orbiting moons, have been dubbed the latest astronomical craze by the internet, with recent calculations suggesting their potential existence.

A moon with a moon

Tabby's star, which initially confounded astronomers with its strange dips in brightness, is now believed to be surrounded by an abnormal ring of dust causing the phenomenon.

Most bizarre star

A high-energy neutrino detected by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica in September 2017 provided astronomers with information on its origin, having been flung at Earth by a flaring blazar 4 billion years ago.

A guiding Neutrino

Researchers initially thought a galaxy contained little to no dark matter, but subsequent work showed it did contain dark matter, albeit in lower quantities, which paradoxically supported an alternative theory that dark matter may not exist.

Dark-matter-less galaxy?

The ghostly, ultradiffuse galaxy DGSAT 1, which is nearly invisible due to its thinly spread out stars, sits alone and is believed to be a living fossil from just 1 billion years after the Big Bang.

Living fossil galaxy