7 Mysteries Science Hasn't Solved

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Even science can’t yet explain these 7 extremely cool, weird phenomena in the universe, despite decades or even centuries of research.

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Sources:

Ball Lightning
https://phys.org/news/2012-10-mystery-ball-lightning.html
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/periodically-i-hear-stori/
https://www.livescience.com/61946-ball-lightning-quantum-particle.html
https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.048501
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/252000845_The_Riddle_of_Ball_Lightning_A_Review
https://books.google.com/books?id=TCTpu1UVFsYC&pg=PA633#v=onepage&q&f=false
Skyquakes
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141202-mystery-booms-whats-the-cause
http://www.seismosoc.org/Publications/SRL/SRL_82/srl_82-5_op/hill_op.html
http://www.wnpr.org/post/loud-booms-caused-microearthquakes-seismologist-says
Fast Radio Bursts

Fast Radio Burst has a Surprising Source

A Fast Radio Burst Every Second?


Star Jelly

What is ‘Star Jelly’?


https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-enduring-myth-of-star-jelly-1693997962
https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4299
https://www.nature.com/articles/083492a0
https://tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0015587X.1984.9716316
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-05239-7_5
Forest Rings
https://www.cbc.ca/news2/background/tech/science/forest-rings.html
http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/10.1139/b01-022#.XBEZdnpKj9R
https://geoscan.nrcan.gc.ca/starweb/geoscan/servlet.starweb?path=geoscan/fulle.web&search1=R=210206
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1758-2229.12678
https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/industry-news/green/searching-for-gas-in-the-swampy-far-north-364148
Hessdalen Lights
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Massimo_Teodorani/publication/228609015_A_long-term_scientific_survey_of_the_Hessdalen_phenomenon/links/55141e340cf283ee0834a6a5.pdf

Optical Trapping of Ion Coulomb Crystals


https://io9.gizmodo.com/what-causes-the-hessdalen-lights-1653174566
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229680-600-norse-ufos-what-are-the-glowing-orbs-of-hessdalen/
Desert Varnish
http://minerals.gps.caltech.edu/FILES/VARNISH/Index.html
https://www.nps.gov/articles/desertvarnish.htm
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2006/07/solving-mystery-desert-varnish
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/apr/14/shadow-biosphere-alien-life-on-earth

Images:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ball_lightning.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ball_lightning.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F-18_Hornet_performs_a_fly_by_on_the_USS_Dwight_D._Eisenhower.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D8%B2%D8%AE%D8%A9_%D8%B4%D9%87%D8%A8_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%B4%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AA.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gashydrat_im_Sediment.JPG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tetrakaidecahedral_methane_clathrate1.png
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/slow-motion-time-lapse-of-clouds-rolling-in-the-sky-q9s8c4z
https://freesound.org/people/bajko/sounds/399656/
https://vimeo.com/146295242 – https://public.nrao.edu/media-use/
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13058
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11530
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/20267
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Star_jelly_-_lindsey.jpg
"Star Jelly" on West Lomond
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12602
'Star jelly' at Hammonds Pond
Frogspawn
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frog_in_frogspawn.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yellow_slime_mold.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Goldgelber_Zitterling_-_Tremella_mesenterica_-_yellow_brain_-_Tr%C3%A9melle_m%C3%A9sent%C3%A9rique_-_golden_jelly_fungus_-_01.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/adonofrio/6268871099 – www.biology101.org
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cyanobacteria_Nostoc_commune.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boreal_Forest_Ring.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Desert_varnish.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Valley_of_Fire_petroglyphs.jpg