Category Archives: Astronomy

This is Not a Star Map, It’s a Map Of Massive Black Holes

Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about a newly created star map that actually shows thousands of black holes instead. Paper: https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/pdf…​

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Is this the END of Astronomy?

When citylight erased the night sky, astronomy shifted to rural corners of the world. Now, Starlink and other internet constellations are threatening the darkest astronomical skies – even as communities in those rural places hold out the promise for equitable … Continue reading

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What Does The Solar System Sound Like? | Answers With Joe

Over the last 50 years, we’ve recorded spectacular images from all over the solar system, but sound recordings are few and far between. They do exist, though, and bring us closer to these other worlds than ever before. NASA Sound … Continue reading

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Square Kilometre Array: ‘Lift-off’ for world’s biggest telescope | BBC News

Jonathan Amos Science correspondent One of the grand scientific projects of the 21st Century is ‘Go!’. The first council meeting of the Square Kilometre Array Observatory has actioned plans that will lead to the biggest telescope on Earth being assembled … Continue reading

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Earth Seems To Be Wobbling On Massive Gravitational Ripples

Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about Paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2009.04496.pdf​ NANOGrav: http://nanograv.org/​ Pulsar article: https://www.nature.com/articles/d4158…​ Picture credits: Dana Berry/NASA, https://mk0astronomynow9oh6g.kinstacd…​ Support this channel on Patreon to help me make this a full time … Continue reading

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Why Are There 7 Days In a Week?

Why does everyone use a 7 day week, and where did it come from? Where do the names of the days come from? And who can we blame for Mondays? Here’s the true story of one of the oldest human … Continue reading

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Liz MacDonald on Strange Auroras

Space weather scientist Liz MacDonald studies unique atmospheric phenomena such as the aurora called STEVE. Read the full interview here: https://www.quantamagazine.org/liz-ma… Credits: Rosem Morton & Jennifer Hsu for Quanta Magazine; NASA

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A Rare Photograph Captures ISS Moving Between Jupiter and Saturn During the Great Conjunction

On December 22, Jupiter and Saturn appeared closer together in the sky than they have since March 4, 1226. The nearly 800-year event is known as the Great Conjunction, which occurs to some extent every two decades. In true 2020 fashion, … Continue reading

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Solar System Is Accelerating! And Other Incredible Gaia Discoveries

Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about an incredible new data release from Gaia telescope that has already discovered so many incredible things about nearby space. Press release: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions… Papers: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia/e… Videos … Continue reading

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Best map of Milky Way reveals a billion stars in motion

Data haul from Gaia space observatory offers a glimpse of what Earth’s night sky will look like for 1.6 million years to come. DETAILS Video Online only Title Gaia’s stellar motion for the next 1.6 million years Released: 03/12/2020 Length … Continue reading

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