SciShow Space

SciShow Space
  • 4 minutes
  • 349 episodes

Every Tuesday and Friday, SciShow Space explores the universe a few minutes at a time.

Hosts Hank Green, Caitlin Hofmeister, and Reid Reimers share everything from just after the beginning of time to the most recent breaking news in space exploration.

For more science, check out SciShow and SciShow Psych as well. And for young thinkers, visit SciShow Kids!

A Ridiculously Huge Pair of Ancient Galaxies

To support SciShow Space and learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/scishowspace/ Astronomers have found a couple galaxies that were much larger than expected, and the Opportunity rover might be in for some harsh Martian weather! We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kelly Landrum Jones, Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Justin Lentz ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature24629 https://public.nrao.edu/news/2017-alma-galaxies-dark-matter/ https://www.simonsfoundation.org/2017/12/06/early-galaxies-dark-matter/ https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-mars-rover-teams-tilted-winter-strategy-works https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/newsroom/pressreleases/20070720a.html https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/newsroom/pressreleases/20070824a.html https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/the-fact-and-fiction-of-martian-dust-storms https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/mars-weather-forecast-calls-massive-dust-stormssolar-system-mechanics-may-explain-why-180959174/ https://www.popsci.com/can-we-predict-global-dust-storms-on-mars Images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spectrum.svg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NGC_4414_(NASA-med).jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ALMA_Antennas_on_Chajnantor.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Horseshoe_Einstein_Ring_from_Hubble.JPG https://www.nasa.gov/images/content/176484main_hst_dark_ring_1_full.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Erebus_360_L257atc-B652R1.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Opportunity_in_Endurance_Crater.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MarsEndurance.jpg https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/newsroom/pressreleases/20070720a.html

1 day ago

Life Beyond Neptune: The Kuiper Belt & Scattered Disc

The solar system is enormous, and includes the Kuiper Belt and the Scattered Disc, both of which turn out to be really weird in some pretty awesome ways. We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Hosted by: Reid Reimers ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kelly Landrum Jones, Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Justin Lentz ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Participate/learn/What-We-Know.php?link=The-Kuiper-Belt https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/kbos/indepth http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v362/n6422/abs/362730a0.html?foxtrotcallback=true https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/features/cosmic/solar_system_info.html https://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-horizons-reveals-pluto-s-atmospheric-pressure-has-sharply-decreased http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/PI-Perspectives.php?page=piPerspective_08_08_2017 https://www.space.com/34066-pluto-moon-charon-red-spot-source.html https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v522/n7554/full/nature14469.html https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/oort/indepth http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8205/819/2/L38/pdf http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~pogge/Ast161/Unit4/dance.html Images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PIA17046_-_Voyager_1_Goes_Interstellar.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Astronomical_unit.png https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Lhborbits.png https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kuiper_belt_-_Oort_cloud-en.svg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Artist%27s_impression_dwarf_planet_Eris.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eris_Orbit.svg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EightTNOs.png https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pluto-FlyoverAnimation-20150918.webm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Haumea_rotation_with_ring.gif https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Neptune_Full.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pluto-01_Stern_03_Pluto_Color_TXT.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pluto-BlueSkyFinal_PIA21590.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:14-281-KuiperBeltObject-ArtistsConcept-20141015.jpg https://exoplanets.nasa.gov/news/1400/interstellar-crossing-the-cosmic-void/

4 days ago

The Oldest Quasar Ever and the Newest Failed Launch

We have discovered an enormous black hole that’s older and farther away than any we’ve ever seen, and a recent rocket launch did not go as planned. SciShow Finds: https://scishowfinds.com/ We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Host: Caitlin Hofmeister ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kelly Landrum Jones, Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Justin Lentz ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature25180 https://www.haystack.mit.edu/ast/science/epoch/ https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/11/this-weeks-failed-russian-rocket-had-a-pretty-bad-programming-error/ https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/11/the-second-launch-from-russias-new-spaceport-has-failed/ https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/07/10/200775748/report-upside-down-sensors-toppled-russian-rocket https://arstechnica.com/science/2013/07/parts-installed-upside-down-caused-last-weeks-russian-rocket-to-explode/ ---------- Images: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/star-wanders-too-close-to-a-black-hole http://press.nature.com/?post_type=press_release&p=99141&shunter=1506556910744 https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/distant-quasar-RXJ1131.html https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_805.html https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/expedition-51-launch-to-the-international-space-station

1 week ago

How Computers Revolutionized Space Travel

As computers have gotten more powerful, they’ve completely transformed how we explore the solar system. And along the way, the space industry has given computer science a boost too. We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Host: Caitlin Hofmeister ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://history.nasa.gov/computers/contents.html http://web.mit.edu/digitalapollo/Documents/Chapter4/manualcontrol.pdf https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/apollo-guidance-computer-and-first-silicon-chips http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2009/06/when_america_first_met_the_microchip.html http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/Apollo-11-The-computers-that-put-man-on-the-moon https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/grand-finale/cassini-quick-facts/ https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-mars-rover-can-choose-laser-targets-on-its-own https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission/technology/insituexploration/edl/skycrane/ https://www.livescience.com/46021-what-is-a-transistor.html https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission/technology/insituexploration/edl/ https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/30jul_skycrane ----------- Images: https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/images/history/May1961.html https://www.nasa.gov/content/apollo-mission-control-center-0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/21669294011/in/album-72157658601662068/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRADIC#/media/File:TRADIC_computer.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invention_of_the_integrated_circuit#/media/File:Agc_nor2.jpg https://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a16/LM11-co46.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranger_7#/media/File:The_Ranger_Spacecraft_GPN-2000-001979.jpg https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/images/history/February1969.html https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1404.html https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/pia20332/full-circle-vista-from-naukluft-plateau-on-mars https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/videos/?v=18

1 week ago

The First Results on the Interstellar Asteroid!

Our asteroid news edition this week clears up some misleading headlines regarding 3200 Phaethon, and our interstellar visitor has both a new name and a shape we haven’t seen before. SciShow Finds: https://scishowfinds.com/ We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: ’Oumuamua: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25020 http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K17/K17V17.html https://phys.org/news/2017-11-eso-interstellar-asteroid.html http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/outthere/2017/11/23/interstellar-asteroid-mystery/ http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/meet-oumuamua-the-interstellar-cigar/ https://arxiv.org/abs/1711.05687 3200 Phaethon: https://arxiv.org/abs/1605.05205 https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/abs/2016/08/aa28666-16/aa28666-16.html https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-causes-a-meteor-show/ http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1989A%26A...225..533G http://www.newsweek.com/3200-phaethon-geminid-meteor-shower-nasa-722056 http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/geminid-meteor-shower121214/ http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0004-6256/145/6/154/ https://arxiv.org/abs/1304.1430 http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2041-8205/771/2/L36/ https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news/lunar/phaethon.html https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=3200;cad=1 https://www.amsmeteors.org/meteor-showers/2017-meteor-shower-list/ https://www.space.com/34921-geminid-meteor-shower-guide.html https://in-the-sky.org/data/constellation.php?id=39 Images: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comet_20171025-16_gif.gif https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:InnerSolarSystem-en.png https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:A2017U1_5gsmoothWHT_enhanced.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eso1737a-shorter.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Asteroid_Phaethon_25dec2010_stack.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:3200_Phaethon_orbit_dec_2017.png https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Geminid_meteor_shower.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:3200_Phaethon_skypath_Dec_2017.png https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Geminids.jpg

2 weeks ago

The VASIMR Engine: How to Get to Mars in 40 Days

Chemical engines can only move us through the solar system so quickly, but a faster method is being engineered right now that could get us to Mars in just 40 days! We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Hosted by: Reid Reimers ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.adastrarocket.com/aarc/VASIMR https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/fs21grc.html https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/technology/Ion_Propulsion1.html http://www.adastrarocket.com/GarRSBSept2004_article.pdf http://adastrarocket.com/pressReleases/AdAstraRelease080917-final.pdf https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/02/nasas-longshot-bet-on-a-revolutionary-rocket-may-be-about-to-pay-off/ https://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/march/nasa-announces-new-partnerships-with-us-industry-for-key-deep-space-capabilities https://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/fs21grc.html https://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/ion_engine_interactive/lev3.html Images: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vasimr.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VASIMR_spacecraft.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VASIMR_schemat_uproszczony.png https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Capturing_the_Solar_Maximum_Mission_satellite.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ssme_schematic_(updated).svg

2 weeks ago

Maybe There Isn't Liquid Water on Mars

Two years ago we were very excited about the announcement of water on Mars, but some new research challenges that idea. And one of our most successful exoplanet finding tools has discovered another one, this time pretty close to home! SciShow Finds: https://scishowfinds.com ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/s41561-017-0012-5 https://www.space.com/36162-mars-dark-streaks-dry-avalanches.html https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/phoenix/news/phoenix-20080731.html http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2917.html https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/mars-gullies-likely-not-formed-by-liquid-water http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL068956/full https://www.nature.com/articles/ngeo2546 https://www.aanda.org/component/article?access=doi&doi=10.1051/0004-6361/201731973 https://www.eso.org/public/archives/releases/sciencepapers/eso1736/eso1736a.pdf https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/e-ctw111317.php https://www.eso.org/public/teles-instr/lasilla/36/harps/ Images: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-confirms-evidence-that-liquid-water-flows-on-today-s-mars https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:South_Polar_Cap_of_Mars_during_Martian_South_summer_2000.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Warm_Season_Flows_on_Slope_in_Newton_Crater_(animated).gif https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hirise_at_mars.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Slope_Lineae_PIA14479-43_946-710.jpg https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/mars-gullies-likely-not-formed-by-liquid-water http://www.eso.org/public/usa/images/eso1736a/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spektrograf_HARPS.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RedDwarfNASA.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ELT_concept.jpg

3 weeks ago

Could We Build Weather-Controlling Satellites?

In some science fiction movies, satellites control the weather in disastrous, but effective ways. Here in reality, we have attempted to influence the weather, with mixed results. We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Host: Caitlin Hofmeister ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.dri.edu/cloudseeding http://www.weathermodification.org/faq.php http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hrd_sub/sfury.html http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hrd_sub/stormfury_era.html https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477(1985)066%3C0505:PSASC%3E2.0.CO;2 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9189996 https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477(1981)062%3C0368:HRTFHC%3E2.0.CO;2 ---------- Images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cloudseedingimagerevised.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/11129116055/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/11306368406/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail_cannon#/media/File:Banska_Stiavnica_Cannon-1.JPG https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail_cannon#/media/File:International_congress_on_hail_shooting.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hail_cannon#/media/File:Hail_cannon.jpg

3 weeks ago

A Zombie Star That Just Won't Die

What exactly is a ‘Zombie Star,’ and how does it compare to other stars and supernovas? We’ve also learned more about how the haze over Pluto plays a role in its temperature. We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.keckobservatory.org/recent/entry/LCO_supernova https://www.nature.com/articles/nature24030 https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.18.379 http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/836/2/244/meta;jsessionid=D94FCFB34EBFF404AAC91DF857F18175.ip-10-40-2-120 http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature24465 http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Participate/learn/What-We-Know.php?link=Plutos-Atmosphere http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/plutos-atmosphere-confounds-researchers-032520166/ http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1989BAAS...21..981E Images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Keplers_supernova.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IPTF14hls.png https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pluto-01_Stern_03_Pluto_Color_TXT.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pluto-BlueSkyFinal_PIA21590.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_horizons_(NASA).jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MVIC_sunset_scan_of_Pluto.jpg

4 weeks ago

The Coolest Missions from India's Space Program

The Indian Space Research Organisation, or ISRO, is on its way to becoming a leader in space exploration — and they’re just getting started. Host: Reid Reimers We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.universetoday.com/105772/maven-and-mom-missions-from-nasa-and-india-plan-martian-science-collaboration-in-orbit/ http://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c25-mars-orbiter-mission http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mangaluru/ISRO-chief-signals-Indias-readiness-for-Chandrayaan-II-mission/articleshow/51178528.cms https://thewire.in/58415/mars-orbiter-isro-planetary/ http://www.isro.gov.in/announcement-of-opportunity-ao-future-mars-orbiter-mission-mom-2 http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/astrosat-rules-out-afterglow-in-black-hole-merger/article19094393.ece https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/world/asia/india-satellites-rocket.html http://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c37-successfully-launches-104-satellites-single-flight http://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others/After-Mars-ISRO-looks-to-conquer-Venus-Jupiter/articleshow/56342122.cms https://www.seeker.com/india-mars-orbiter-mission-methane-detector-flaw-red-planet-2133861312.html http://www.planetary.org/blogs/guest-blogs/2016/1005-moms-second-anniversary-at-mars.html http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2015/03040850-mars-orbiter-mission-methane.html http://exploration.esa.int/mars/46475-trace-gas-orbiter/ ---------- Images: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hayabusa_hover.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_(rocket_family) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandrayaan-1#/media/File:Chandrayaan-1.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mars_Orbiter_Mission_-_India_-_ArtistsConcept.jpg https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/services/missions/solarsystem/MAVEN.html https://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/history/this-week-in-nasa-history-sts-109-returns-to-earth-after-servicing-the-hubble.html https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chandra-spacecraft_labeled-en.jpg https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/wise/black-holes-20131203i.html

1 month ago

We Found One of the Oldest Galaxies Ever!

Astronomers found a galaxy older than almost any we’ve ever seen before, and we have a new, faster method to use in our search for habitable planets. We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/s41550-017-0297-8 https://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases/2017-11/uoma-upn110317.php http://www.lmtgtm.org/ http://ethw.org/Millimeter_Waves https://www.space.com/25732-redshift-blueshift.html http://www.lmtgtm.org/15-september-2017-call-for-science-proposals-with-the-50m-lmt-2018-s1/ https://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1106/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23598341 https://arxiv.org/abs/1705.07912 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-14192-4 https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/nsfc-abg110217.php https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/V2050/pdf/8214.pdf Images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:N11_(Hubble).jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maquette_Herschel_salon_du_Bourget_2013_DSC_0217.JPG https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GTM_imagen.JPG https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Schema_Redshift.png https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CMB_Timeline300_no_WMAP.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aurora_australis_20050911.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:James_Webb_Space_Telescope_Mirror37.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Close-up_on_launching_filament_(SDO-AIA,_304_%C3%85).ogv

1 month ago

What if Earth Was Hit by a Giant Solar Flare?

Solar storms are really common, but occasionally they can be huge, causing more than pretty light shows in the auroras. What would happen nowadays if we had a massive solar storm? We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Hosted by: Reid Reimers ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Inerri, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, سلطان الخليفي, Nicholas Smith, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky Jr, Philippe von Bergen, Bella Nash, Chris Peters, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Charles George ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/3722206 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bracing-for-a-solar-superstorm/ http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110302-solar-flares-sun-storms-earth-danger-carrington-event-science/ https://www.nature.com/scientificamerican/journal/v284/n4/pdf/scientificamerican0401-86.pdf https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0326-1_32 http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1998PhDT.......147F https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms11058 Images: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Northern_lights_on_Kval%C3%B8ya_2012-01-23a.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polarlicht_2.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Virmalised_18.03.15_(4).jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Solar_Flare_Moon_Eclipse_NASA_SDO_AIA_CME_FQTQ_1.gif https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:A_Coronal_Mass_Ejection_strikes_the_Earth.ogv https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Utility_pole_transformers.jpg

1 month ago

An Asteroid Visited Us From Outside the Solar System!

Earth has received its first speedy visitor from another star system, A/2017 U1, and the Dawn Mission has helped astronomers gather more evidence about possible former oceans on Ceres. We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, Inerri, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Bella Nash, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: A/2017 U1 https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/small-asteroid-or-comet-visits-from-beyond-the-solar-system https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/astronomers-spot-first-ever-space-rock-from-another-star/ https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/near-earth_object.htm http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/interstellar/ Ceres http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017JE005302/abstract https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X17304405 https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2017-277 https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6980 http://earthsky.org/space/ceres-ocean-2-new-studies-oct-2017 https://phys.org/news/2013-05-team-moon-mascons-mystery.html Images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:C2017U1.gif https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:LyraCC.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ceres_-_RC3_-_Haulani_Crater_(22381131691).jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dawn_Flight_Configuration_2.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Interior_Structure_of_Ceres_-_diagram.svg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PIA20354-Ceres-DwarfPlanet-MercatorMap-HAMO-20160322.jpg

1 month ago

Could Wormholes Really Exist?

If wormholes aren't just convenient plot devices for science fiction writers, they’re still much weirder than anything we could make up. Thumbnail Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FY221c15.png We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Inerri, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, سلطان الخليفي, Nicholas Smith, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky Jr, Philippe von Bergen, Bella Nash, Chris Peters, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Charles George ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://phys.org/news/2015-12-wormholes.html https://www.space.com/20881-wormholes.html https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11745-could-black-holes-be-portals-to-other-universes/ http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/would-astronauts-survive-interstellar-trip-through-wormhole-180953269/ http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/E/exotic_matter.html Images: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wormhole_travel_as_envisioned_by_Les_Bossinas_for_NASA.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lorentzian_Wormhole.svg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spacetime_lattice_analogy.svg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wormhole-demo.png https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BlackHole_Lensing.gif https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BH_LMC.png

1 month ago

Two New Ways We Could Live on the Moon!

To support SciShow Space and learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/scishowspace/. Last week, engineers announced two possible lunar habitats: a big pillowy space closet and lunar lava tubes. Host: Caitlin Hofmeister We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Inerri, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, سلطان الخليفي, Nicholas Smith, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky Jr, Philippe von Bergen, Bella Nash, Chris Peters, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Charles George ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://images.spaceref.com/news/2011/bigelow.chrtz.isdc.pdf http://www.ulalaunch.com/bigelow-aerospace-and-ula-lunar-depot.aspx http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/media/lunar_video_copy.webm https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/17/16488646/bigelow-aerospace-united-launch-alliance-b330-habitat-lunar-depot http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/pages/beam/ https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/10/nasa-tries-an-inflatable-room-on-the-space-station-likes-it/ http://www.ulalaunch.com/uploads/docs/Published_Papers/Evolution/Vulcan_ACES_and_Beyond_2016_AAS_16-052_DEROY_REED.pdf https://sservi.nasa.gov/articles/lava-tube-lunar-base/ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL074998/epdf http://www.newsweek.com/colonizing-moon-scientists-lava-tubes-underground-city-688292 ---------- Images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigelow_Expandable_Activity_Module#/media/File:BEAM_mockup.jpg https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/space-stations-expandable-habitat https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/a-look-inside-the-space-stations-expandable-beam-module https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thurston_Lava_Tube,_Big_Island.jpg https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/news/first-year.html

1 month ago

NASA Might Send a Helicopter to Mars

Nothing’s final yet, but there might be a drone, called the Mars Helicopter, on the upcoming Mars 2020 rover. Host: Hank Green We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Inerri, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, سلطان الخليفي, Nicholas Smith, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky Jr, Philippe von Bergen, Bella Nash, Chris Peters, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Charles George ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA480702 https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4457 https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-259 https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-is-a-helicopter-58.html https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/WindTunnel/Activities/lift_formula.html https://www.dji.com/phantom-4 https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/mission/whereistherovernow/ http://blogs.esa.int/mex/2012/08/05/time-delay-between-mars-and-earth/ https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/marsfact.html https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/earthfact.html https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/229937-nasa-testing-helicopter-drone-to-accompany-next-mars-rover https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/mars-2020/ ---------- Images: https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/images/history/November1964.html https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/heo/scan/images/history/May1971.html https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/msl/pia19808/looking-up-at-mars-rover-curiosity-in-buckskin-selfie https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21718/ireson-hill-on-mount-sharp-mars https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/curiosity-rovers-location-for-sol-1830/ https://www.nasa.gov/jpl/helicopter-could-be-scout-for-mars-rovers https://mars.nasa.gov/resources/6453/

1 month ago

The First Neutron Star Collision We've Ever Seen

To support SciShow Space and learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/scishowspace/. The results are in from the neutron star collision this past August! Astronomers are revealing what they’ve learned so far, with more pure gold research underway! We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Inerri, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, سلطان الخليفي, Nicholas Smith, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky Jr, Philippe von Bergen, Bella Nash, Chris Peters, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Charles George ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/eic-hos101617.php http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/10/13/science.aap9811 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/10/16/science.aaq0049 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/10/13/science.aap9455 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/10/13/science.aaq0073 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/10/13/science.aap9855 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/10/13/science.aap9580 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/10/13/science.aaq0186 https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/science/neutron_stars.html https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/science/ligo-neutron-stars-collision.html https://qz.com/1102926/how-ligo-virgo-scientists-tracked-down-a-kilonova-2017s-biggest-discovery/ https://www.space.com/38481-colliding-neutron-stars-stunning-pictures.html https://www.quantamagazine.org/neutron-star-collision-shakes-space-time-and-lights-up-the-sky-20171016/ Images: https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/when-neutron-stars-collide https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Artist%27s_impression_of_supernova_1993J.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comet_falling_into_white_dwarf_(artist%27s_impression).jpg

1 month ago

A New Idea About Tabby's Star!

To support SciShow Space and learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/scishowspace. Astronomers might have finally discovered part of why Tabby's Star acts so strangely and we have some new ideas about what triggers a type Ia supernova. Host: Caitlin Hofmeister We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Inerri, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, سلطان الخليفي, Nicholas Smith, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky Jr, Philippe von Bergen, Bella Nash, Chris Peters, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Charles George ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa899c https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/mysterious-dimming-of-tabbys-star-may-be-caused-by-dust https://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/the-scientific-quest-to-explain-kepler-s-most-enigmatic-find https://carnegiescience.edu/news/milky-way%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cmost-mysterious-star%E2%80%9D-continues-confound https://arxiv.org/pdf/1708.07822.pdf http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/JulianDate.php https://arxiv.org/pdf/1710.01824.pdf www.nature.com/nature/journal/v550/n7674/full/nature23908.html https://www.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/press/2017/5579/ https://www.subarutelescope.org/Pressrelease/2017/10/04/index.html http://www.ipmu.jp/en/20171005-IaSN ---------- Images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:KIC_8462852_in_IR_and_UV.png https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KIC_8462852#/media/File:PIA20053-PossibleCometSwarmAroundKIC8462852-ArtistConcept-20151124.jpg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dyson_Swarm_-_2.png https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/mysterious-dimming-of-tabbys-star-may-be-caused-by-dust https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/pia18468.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MaunaKea_Subaru.jpg

2 months ago

What Movies Get Wrong About Space

Hollywood can be pretty negligent about physics and astronomy, even in really good movies, but there are a few specific misconceptions that pop up again and again. Movies mentioned (and potentially spoiled) in this video: Armageddon, Star Trek (2009), Total Recall (1990), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Host: Caitlin Hofmeister We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Inerri, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, سلطان الخليفي, Nicholas Smith, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky Jr, Philippe von Bergen, Bella Nash, Chris Peters, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Charles George ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Death_Star https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/asteroids/indepth https://cneos.jpl.nasa.gov/sentry/faq.html https://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news-detail.html?id=6583 https://web.archive.org/web/20080317214833/http://www.texasalmanac.com/environment/ https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/ask_astro/space_travel.html ---------- Images: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/galleries/edge-on-view-of-near-earth-asteroids https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/nustar/multimedia/pia16695.html

2 months ago

Mars Cities and Moon Bases: SpaceX's Big New Plans

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced some ambitious plans at the International Aeronautical Congress. If he's right, we could have humans living on the moon and Mars within a decade, and you might never have an 18 hour flight again! We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017 Thank you! Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, KatieMarie Magnone, Inerri, D.A. Noe, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, سلطان الخليفي, Nicholas Smith, Tim Curwick, Scott Satovsky Jr, Philippe von Bergen, Bella Nash, Chris Peters, Patrick D. Ashmore, Piya Shedden, Charles George ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.spacex.com/mars https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/09/musk-revises-his-mars-ambitions-and-they-seem-a-little-bit-more-real/ https://arstechnica.com/science/2016/09/musks-mars-moment-audacity-madness-brilliance-or-maybe-all-three/ https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/29/16378802/elon-musk-mars-plan-rocket-spaceship-colonization-iac-2017 https://www.theverge.com/2017/3/31/15135304/spacex-launch-video-used-falcon-9-rocket-watch http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-nasa-administrator-bridenstine-20170906-story.html http://www.iac2017.org/ https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/588413main_SLS_Fun_Facts.pdf Images: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Interplanetary_Transport_System_(29937258496).jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex/32996435084/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex/17071818163/

2 months ago