True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Strangest of possible worlds

In an infinite universe, must everything exist? For example, must there be a world where it rains tacos? We now have confirmed over 3,430 planets, some strange, outside our own … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

ultra-rare “impossible” quasicrystal found in Russian meteorite

A quasicrystal’s atomic structure combines the symmetrical properties of a crystal and the chaos of an amorphous solid. Originating in outer space, these crystals aren’t just incredible because of how … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Earth does not really revolve around the Sun

Can you handle the truth? Ok, here it is: Our planet is not revolving around the Sun. The Earth and our sun both revolve around a point known as the … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

Aquatic life on Pluto?

Pluto is hiding a very big secret some 3 billion miles (5 billion km) away from Earth: a vast ocean of liquid water. … it might amount to … about … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Irony: Altitude sickness stops second man on moon 

Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness. The 86-year-old adventurer, who was … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Astronomers find matter that spontaneously pops in and out of existence

For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is surrounded by a magnetic field so intense, it’s given rise to a … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Back when the earth had two moons

The theory that the Earth was born moonless and was hit by a Mars-sized plant, ejecting into space material that became our moon does not explain why the far side … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment