Astronomers Discover Mystery Radio Signal From Another Galaxy

Astronomers Discover Mystery Radio Signal From Another Galaxy

The date is 2001, and in the Australian outback a 64 meter radio telescope scans the sky for electromagnetic signals from deep space. With most of the electromagnetic energy in the universe being generated by stars and black holes, and outside of the visible light spectrum, the radio dish and the data it collects as […]

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Mapping the Galaxy with Radio Astronomy

Mapping the Galaxy with Radio Astronomy

[intro music] Behold, a photograph of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, in all of its glory. Just look at those spiral arms. But how was this photo taken? Down here on earth we’re stuck within the plane of our galaxy’s disk. This is why the Milky Way appears as a band in the night […]

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Pair make first to-scale Solar System model in Nevada desert

Pair make first to-scale Solar System model in Nevada desert

There’s a lot we still don’t know about the universe, but what we do know is that it’s really, really big – and so are the things inside it. Objects like our Solar System, looking at the “bigger picture” are absolutely tiny. To explain just how vast the solar system is, filmmaker friends Wylie Overstreet […]

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