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Kellen Perry
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Prepare your psyche for some truly creepy space facts. Outer space is an absolute horror show of unending blackness extraordinarily hostile to life. Simply put: there are a lot of weird things about space. If you're the sort of person who likes to be scared, all you have to do is look up at the night sky and think about this list full of high-octane nightmare fuel. Of all of the creepy things about space and the universe these are the most unsettling. Enjoy?
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Chunks of Our Galaxy Are Being Sucked Away by Something Bigger Than Anything in the Known Universe

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Bad news: there's something out there, beyond the known universe, larger than anything in the known universe, and it's sucking our galaxy away from us. Scientists who think they're hilarious call this concept "Dark Flow." A better name for it is "NASA's Instant Nightmare Juice."
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Solar Superstorms Could Cause Blackouts Worldwide

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A solar superstorm nearly hit Earth back in July 2012. What did we miss out on? Widespread power blackouts, worldwide. The results, obviously, would have been devastating, with scientists estimating $2 trillion in total economic impact.
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There's a Giant Black Hole Hurtling Through Space at 3 Million Miles per Hour

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Let's not mince words: a supermassive black hole weighing in at millions (millions!) of times heavier than the sun is currently hurtling through space at roughly three million miles per hour. This particular black hole was ejected from its own galaxy and is roaming between galaxies, four billion light years away.
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Gamma-Ray Bursts Can Destroy Planets

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First things first: a gamma-ray burst is not going to destroy the Earth. But does it help you to sleep at night knowing that those things can literally destroy all lifeforms on a planet? Nope! That's messed up. Further keeping you awake is sure to be the fact that these destroyers of worlds (which are still not totally understood by science) are detected by scientists here on Earth at least once a day.