How radio telescopes show us unseen galaxies | Natasha Hurley-Walker

Space, the final frontier. I first heard these words when I was just six years old, and I was completely inspired. I wanted to explore strange new worlds. I wanted to seek out new life. I wanted to see everything that the universe had to offer. And those dreams, those words, they took me on […]

Read More

New CHIME radio telescope will help unravel today’s biggest cosmic mysteries

New CHIME radio telescope will help unravel today’s biggest cosmic mysteries

We’ve designed an experiment to study the properties of dark energy and we’re going to do that by mapping a huge volume of the universe. These will not be gorgeous pictures of distant spiral galaxies but a very sensitive picture of where structure is in the whole universe. And so what it ends up providing […]

Read More

LIGO detects gravitational waves — announcement at press conference (part 1)

LIGO detects gravitational waves — announcement at press conference  (part 1)

Dr. France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation Good morning. Welcome to our distinguished visitors, members of the press, NSF staff, and National Science Board members, represented by Dr. Maria Zuber of MIT. Scientists from the LIGO, Virgo, and GEO scientific collaborations, members of the Caltech and MIT communities, and all our guests. I specifically want […]

Read More

How does a radio telescope work?

How does a radio telescope work?

(soft music) – Our radio telescopes that we use for SETI, the observing systems that we use at radio telescopes are not dissimilar from this radio. Now, if I turned on this radio, all you would hear is static at most places on the radio dial. But at certain places on the radio dial, there’s […]

Read More

BBC Beautiful Minds – Jocelyn Bell Burnell on Truth and Understanding

BBC Beautiful Minds – Jocelyn Bell Burnell on Truth and Understanding

Through history, we have seen some theories that have stood the test of time well and some that disappeared quickly. A theory that stands the test of time well will have been prodded and poked and battered and examined from every angle and still stands up. and Einstein’s theory of relativity is one of those […]

Read More

How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole | SciShow News

How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole | SciShow News

[ ♪ Intro ] On April 10th, 2019 the world saw, for the first time ever, visual confirmation that black holes actually exist. Technically, up until now they only existed in theory. We were pretty sure they were there based on stuff like stars with weird orbits at the center of our galaxy, and really […]

Read More

New Evidence for Planet 9! | SciShow News

New Evidence for Planet 9! | SciShow News

[♪ INTRO] Right now, we know of eight planets in our solar system, but for more than a century, scientists have been searching for number nine. It’s a proposed super-Earth: a planet past Neptune much larger than our own. Over the years, there’s been some evidence that it might exist, and this week, researchers published […]

Read More

We’re Sending a Drone to Saturn’s Moon Titan! | SciShow News

We’re Sending a Drone to Saturn’s Moon Titan! | SciShow News

[ ♪ Intro ] Few things are cooler than exploring somewhere that’s totally new. So when NASA unveiled their latest destination last week, it got a lot of scientists, really, excited. The big news? NASA is sending a robot to Saturn’s giant moon Titan! The mission is called Dragonfly, and it’s not just going somewhere […]

Read More