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We’ve learned what happened to the Odysseus Lander. SLIM survived the lunar night. Experience a fiery trip from orbit to the Utah desert. James Webb completes one of its major science goals. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1198440-universe-today-book-c…
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How serious is the threat from space weapons? How should we handle the situation with international treaties? Is there a way to ensure the enforcement of them and what are the risks if somebody breaks them? Figuring out the answers with Dr Matthew Powell from the University of Portsmouth. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚…
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Where do auroras come from on rogue planets? Can we refuel the Sun to make it last longer? What's going on with space nuke tests? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1198440-universe-today-boo…
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Odysseus lands successfully on the Moon, China is planning to build bricks on the lunar surface, James Webb finds the neutron star at the heart of supernova 1987 A, and Blue Origins finally rolls out New Glenn. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1198440-u…
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Why doesn't JWST look at Apollo landing sites? What happened to TRAPPIST-1 atmospheres? What's the biggest thing we can measure our velocity relative to? Will the Universe ever start bouncing back? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book c…
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Huge Kuiper Belt discovery! With James Webb astronomers were able to see that Eric and Makemake show signs of geothermal activity. How exactly did that happen? Figuring out with Dr Christopher Glein, Lead Scientist at Southwest Research Institute. 👉 Dr Christopher Glein https://www.christopherglein.com/ 📜 Measurement of D/H and 13C/12C Ratios in Me…
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Solar sails aren't just a tool to send tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri. They can also be used to optimise exploration of the Solar System. How can we do that? Figuring it out with Alexander Alvara. 📜 BLISS: Interplanetary Exploration with Swarms of Low-Cost Spacecraft https://arxiv.org/abs/2307.11226 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/u…
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More oceans across the Solar System. The Event Horizon Telescope zooms into an active galactic nucleus. Another lunar lander sets off to the Moon. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1198440-universe-today-book-club 00:00 Intro 00:13 Mimas has an ocean htt…
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What are the main problems of modern-day science? Why there's a growing trust gap between the scientists and the public? How can we fix those problems and restore the trust? Figuring out with Dr. Paul M. Sutter. 📖 Rescuing Science: Restoring Trust in an Age of Doubt https://www.pmsutter.com/store/yourplace-zrd55 👉 Paul M. Sutter's website: https://…
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How sure can astronomers be when estimating asteroid strikes? Why is Jupiter so radioactive? What happened to the methane on Mars story? Are black holes 2D or 3D? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/grou…
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Big layoffs at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. Testing spacesuits for the Moon. Another flyby of Io. And our final look at Ingenuity. 🎙️ INTERVIEWS: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbJ42wpShvmnK1xmCRad_8bn0uOcmLiIE 👉 NASA Layoffs: https://youtu.be/yFuHdZNZ6-Y 👉 Io Exploration: https://youtu.be/3YpbDZQHkCk 👉 Measuring Space Distances: https://yout…
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BREAKING NEWS. JPL is laying off about 530 people. Why did that happen and what it means for major NASA missions like Artemis and Mars Sample Return? Figuring it out with Casey Dreier, Chief of Space Policy at The Planetary Society. 🎙️ Planetary Radio Podcast: https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/space-policy-edition 🦄 Support us on Patreon: h…
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We all know the Hubble Deep Field as one of the most important astronomy images of all time. But when will we get a similar attempt from Webb? What will we be able to get from it and what are the limits of JWST? Finding out with Dr Viraj Pandya from NASA. 👉 Nobel Prize Winner Explains JWST vs The Crisis in Cosmology https://youtu.be/hmJOz9qCk0M 🦄 S…
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Could we detect life on Earth from Neptune's orbit? Is the Moon shrinking over time? Why don't we send an orbiter the the Kuiper belt? What should we call Planet 9 if we find it? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.go…
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If exoplanets exist, so should exomoons. However, to this day we still did not find any. Even more than that, there's a pretty big controversy regarding the potential discovery of exomoons. What's going on and what can we do about it? Finding the answers with Dr David Kipping. 👉 Dr David Kipping's channel https://www.youtube.com/@CoolWorldsLab 👉 Pr…
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Whenever we search for life, we're searching for 'life as we know it". But are there alternative options? Non-carbon based life? Or life that doesn't use water as a solvent? It turns out, things like that can be as close as on Venus. Figuring it out with Dr William Bains. 📜 Venus' Atmospheric Chemistry and Cloud Characteristics Are Compatible with …
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Science fiction taught us that Mars cities are inevitable. That we will sooner or later have those cool looking glass domes with spaceports and stuff. But the world is a cruel place and reality is unforgivable. So, how will a realistic Mars habitat of the future will look like? Discussing it with Kelly and Zach Weinersmith. 🦄 Support us on Patreon:…
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Understanding dark matter is one of the most interesting challenges in modern cosmology. Upcoming new telescopes, such as Nancy Grace Roman, can help us solve this mystery. How exactly will it happen? Finding out with Dr Christian Aganze from Stanford University. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book…
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SLIM woke up but briefly., Turning a forest into a giant particle detector. Another explanation for that hycean world. And some stunning new pictures from Webb. 🏅 Nobel Prize Winner Explains JWST VS Hubble Tension: https://youtu.be/hmJOz9qCk0M 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.g…
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Recently astronomers made an unexpected discovery. They found a planet called WASP-69b with a giant comet-like gas tail that was bigger than ever. What's causing such behaviour and what can we learn about hot Jupiters? Finding out with Dakota Tyler from the University of LA. 📜 WASP-69b's Escaping Envelope Is Confined to a Tail Extending at Least 7 …
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Solar energy is simple the best energy source we have access to. But how can we make it even better? With space tech, of course! In this interview I'm talking about a project that suggests putting giant solar reflectors in orbit to extend daytime for solar farms on Earth with my guest, Dr Onur Celik. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/uni…
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Why can't Starship reach the Moon without refuelling? How big can black holes get? What space station will replace the ISS? How big do Lagrange points get? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/…
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The Hubble Tension is one of the most exciting mysteries in modern day science. Different methods give different results for the expansion of the Universe. So, how can we solve this and can James Webb help us with that? Or will it make things even worse? Finding out with Physics Nobel Prize laureate, Dr Adam Riess. 🏅 Nobel Prize Winner John Mather …
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Ingenuity is over. SLIM landed on the Moon, but it’s upside-down. Webb sees planets orbiting white dwarf stars. And we finally know why Starship exploded. 🎈 Sierra Space inflatable habitat interview: https://youtu.be/C3bd4fdY3DY 🚀 Starship IFT-2 discussion with Marcus House and Scott Manley: https://youtu.be/ReXZvXPak4U 🦄 Support us on Patreon: htt…
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How can we possibly know how does the Milky Way look like? Is Marth worth further exploration after not finding any life there for years? How can we realistically settle on the Moon? All this and more in the week's Q&A show. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/…
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When we'll be sending probes to other stars, getting there will be only one part of the challenge. How do we get the data back? So, NASA just funded a research that will be aiming to solve this problem through the NIAC program. 👉 NIAC Award "Swarming Proxima Centauri: Coherent Picospacecraft Swarms Over Interstellar Distances" https://www.nasa.gov/…
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News about two lunar landers, Webb helps rule out one explanation for the Hubble Tension, NASA’s new quiet supersonic plane, and lots of exoplanet news. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1198440-universe-today-book-club 00:00 Intro 00:14 Two Lunar Lander…
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Why it's easier for James Webb to observe TRAPPIST-1 than Alpha Centauri? Is a lunar space elevator possible at all? What would my ideal space mission look like? Can we build a telescope the size of a solar system? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest bo…
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This is an episode I did with Brian Dunning, host of The Skeptoid podcast and Richard Saunders, host of The Skeptic Zone podcast. Enjoy! 👉 The Skeptic Zone: https://skepticzone.tv 👉 Skeptoid: https://skeptoid.com 🛸 THE UFO MOVIE THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE: https://www.briandunning.com/ufo/ 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday …
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This is an episode I did with Brian Dunning, host of Skeptoid and producer and director of THE UFO MOVIE THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE and Richard Saunders, host of The Skeptic Zone. Enjoy! 🛸 THE UFO MOVIE THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO SEE https://www.briandunning.com/ufo/ 📺 YouTube version: https://youtu.be/iz3NowaMuPU?si=ljrDYFmKh9-VdwKP 🦄 Support us on Pa…
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We finally learn the true color of Neptune. Vulcan succeeds while Peregrine fails. Delays for Artemis missions. A rocket that eats itself for more thrust. 🚀 Interview with Tory Bruno: https://youtube.com/live/WKVv9hasAyY?feature=share 🚀 I Finally Watched a Rocket Launch: https://youtu.be/XpQ_MbwNdQA 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/univ…
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This is a bonus episode from John Michael Godier's Event Horizon podcast. We discussed JWST, Artmeis, Parker Solar Probe and many other things to be excited about in 2024. 📺 VIDEO VERSION https://youtu.be/U4Oa94Ln3yU?si=8ivCeGFhzeIkUUW8 👉 John Michael Godier's Event Horizon https://www.youtube.com/@EventHorizonShow 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://…
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Juno’s closest flyby of Io, Hubble studies an exoplanet atmosphere for 3 years, astronauts test out Starship’s elevator, and more evidence for quark stars. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1198440-universe-today-book-club 00:00 Intro 00:16 Juno's Closes…
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Where are the limits of James Webb's capabilities? What can we expect from it in terms of exoplanet research and how can we get there? Finding out with Dr Luis Welbanks. More interviews: 👉 Real Science Results Behind JWST's First Year https://youtu.be/rsZzLzixd-E 👉 JWST, LUVOIR and Mind-blowing Future Projects https://youtu.be/eXchT7mtEao 👉 Dr Luis…
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There’s toxic gas flowing out of Enceladus that could be the key to life. Could there be black holes inside stars? NASA tight beams a cat video from space. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1198440-universe-today-book-club 00:00 Intro 00:15 Toxic plumes …
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Io is the by far the most volcanically active place in our Solar System. However, there were not too many missions studying it. What could we learn about Io if we did launch a mission to it? Finding out the answers with Dr Ashley Davies from NASA JPL. 🎙️ More interviews: Fusion Reactor To Melt Through Europa's Ice https://youtu.be/7Idm53V687I?si=zw…
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One of the discoveries done by James Webb was the presence of methane in the atmosphere of an exoplanet WASP-80b. How exactly did they do it and what will JWST be able to do with similar cases in the future? Looking for answers with Dr Taylor J. Bell from NASA Ames Research Center. 🎙️ More interviews: The Mysterious Gap In Exoplanet Population http…
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Hubble’s Back, but Voyager 1 is Down. An absolutely stunning supernova picture from Webb. How talking whales will teach us to talk to aliens. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1198440-universe-today-book-club 00:00 Intro 00:12 Voyager-1 is down https://w…
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What is a realistic scenario of finding life outside Earth? What steps to we need to take to get there and how can we prove it's there. Looking for answers with Dr Harrison Smith and Dr Cole Mathis. 🎙️ More interviews: Abiogenesis. No Life to Life: https://youtu.be/MeVvreDPI6c Are we truly alone in the Universe: https://youtu.be/6OKTkm7wCuI 📜 The F…
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Where do the galaxy bars come from and how do they stay stable? Will humanity ever become a Type-II civilization? When will we get more info about the TRAPPIST-1 system from JWST? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.g…
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We still don't know how did life start on Earth. But in order to do so, Earth had to have all the building blocks for life, such as organic molecules. How could they get to Earth? Looking for a solution to this problem with Dr Richard Anslow. 🎙️ More interviews: Finding exoplanets via magnetospheres: https://youtu.be/p1PnoSoH0ys Direct imaging of e…
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What Will Starship Test on its Next Flight? A 6-Planet System in Perfect Resonance. And Betelgeuse Might Not be Rotating at all. ⛽️ Orbital refuelling video: https://youtu.be/5EXvEXfY1ts 🚀 Starship IFT-2 Special: https://youtu.be/ReXZvXPak4U 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goo…
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How did life begin on Earth? It's one of the most important questions ever. Clearly, we don't have an answer yet, but how can we even approach it? What methods and studies can we use to come closer to the answer? Figuring all this out with Dr Sukrit Ranjan, Assistant Professor at University of Arizona. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/u…
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Black holes are defined by only three parameters: mass, charge and spin. We know that black holes spin. But how can we measure that? What tools and methods are at our disposal? Answering these questions with Dr Ruth Daly, Professor of Physics at Penn State University. 📃 New Black Hole Spin Values for Sagittarius A* Obtained with the Outflow Method …
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What is the farthest object you can see with the unaided eye? Do galaxies have Lagrange points like stars or planets? What does NASA think about Starship's last flight attempt? Which future space telescopes are the most exciting? How will Starship fly without a crew escape system? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show. 🦄 Su…
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Hubble is down right now. JWST sees the first protoplanetary disk in another galaxy. Titan Dragonfly’s delay. The first full image of the Chinese Space Station from orbit. 🚀 Starship IFT-2 Special: https://youtu.be/ReXZvXPak4U 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/grou…
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What was it like to fly on the Space Shuttle? What made this vehicle so important for the history of spaceflight? What stories can it tell? Answering all these questions with NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut, Tom Jones. 📖 Space Shuttle Stories: https://astronauttomjones.com/product/space-shuttle-stories/ 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/uni…
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How bad can a solar flare really be for the Earth? What would evolution in an isolated star system look like? What damage can a rogue planet flying through the Solar System cause? When will we have Lagrange point interferometers? What's the speed limit for gravitational assists? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A. 🦄 Support u…
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It happened! Starship and SuperHeavy Did Launch for the second time. All 33 raptors were working. Hot staging went as planned. But then both the Booster 9 and Ship 25 were lost. What exactly went wrong and what does it mean for the future of Starship? Finding out with Scott Manley and Marcus House. 📺 Scott Manley: https://www.youtube.com/@scottmanl…
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SpaceX Starship launches again. Webb finds methane in the atmosphere of an exoplanet and reveals a star forming region near the center of the Milky Way. The overwhelming logistics of dealing with an asteroid threat. 🦄 Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/universetoday 📚 Suggest books in the book club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1198…
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