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Everyday, we come across many things that are happening in the world and some of these remain as a mystery. One such mystery is the missing Malaysian flight MH370 with over 200 passengers.
Even though there are several sound technological and scientific advancements in the recent times, the same does not mean that we have progressed in every aspect as some mysteries still remains unsolved.
Modern science is still baffled with oddities and the power of technology is in vain in some cases though it is growing. This is true as there are no rational explanations to some of the unsolved mysteries.
Now, we have shed light on some of the unsolved mysteries of science that have kept researchers baffled and left them wondering if science is really not able to solve these or if there is a higher power at play.
Below, we have come up with 5 such scientific mysteries that will provoke your thought and leave you waiting for a solution.
Tracking a Missing Airplane
As per the experts, even the best technology cannot help in locating a downed plane instantly. It is important to understand the communication system between the controllers on the ground and airplane to get to know the problem in the technology. If the transponder is not responding, the radar signals are checked to know if the plane is still in air. If there are no signals on the radar, the plane might have crashed. The missing flights can still be tracked with the blackboxes as these have a 30-day underwater locator pinger that will allow a ship locate the airplanes easily. But, the same has a limited range and the increased depth makes it tough for them to listen to the ping.
Bermuda Triangle Mystery
The Bermuda Triangle is a mythical section of the Atlantic Ocean roughly bounded by Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico where dozens of ships and airplanes have disappeared. Unexplained circumstances surround some of these accidents. Several boats and planes have seemingly vanished from the area in good weather without even radioing distress messages. But although myriad fanciful theories have been proposed regarding the Bermuda Triangle, none of them prove that mysterious disappearances occur more frequently there than in other well-traveled sections of the ocean.
The Origin of the Wow Signal
In 1977, Jerry R. Ehman claimed received an unusual seventy-two-second signal while working on a Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project with the "Big Ear" radio telescope at Ohio State. This signal went down in history as the "Wow! signal." Several astronomers worldwide have tried to find the signal again, but in vain. What was it exactly? No one knows even now.
In 1947, private pilot Kenneth Arnold claimed he saw a string of nine shiny unidentified flying objects flying past the Mount Rainier. This sighting is considered the most popular of the modern age and it is also credited with starting the paranoia over possible UFO sightings. His description of the objects also led to the press quickly coining the terms "flying saucer" and "flying disc" that have been widely used for UFOs ever since.
The Speed of Light
Studies on the speed of light have not fully disproven the theory that it is the fastest, but there is increasing evidence that it might actually not be accurate. They also have observed that if the Big Bang theory is correct, the universe expanded way quicker than light speed when the cosmos were in their infancy. Some scientist-controlled experiments have even managed to clock pulses that actually beat out the speed of light. So far this mystery remains unsolved, but science seems to be trying to get an answer.