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Astrophysicist reacts to funny space memes! #2

Another meme review for you since you all seem to love them so much! To learn more about space head to https://brilliant.org/drbecky and sign up for free! plus the first 200 people that go to that link will get 20% off an annual premium subscription. --- 👕 Check out my merch here: https://teespring.com/stores/dr-becky --- 📚 "Space: 10 Things...

Is the "Methuselah" star older than the Universe?

No. And here's why... To learn more about stars, head to http://brilliant.org/DrBecky and sign up for free. The first 200 people that go to that link will get 20% off an annual premium subscription. Bond et al. (2013; open access) - https://arxiv.org/pdf/1302.3180.pdf 00:00 - Introduction 01:01 - The Methuselah star isn't the oldest in the...

The first science result from Perseverance on Mars! | Night Sky News March 2021

Everything to look out for in the sky in the next month, plus everything that's been happening in space news in the past month. From Perseverance's first science result on Mars, neutrinos from a star spaghettified around a black hole, the merger of the Milky Way's and Andromeda's supermassive black holes and the rare fireball meteor that lit up the...

Lightning on Jupiter explains unsolved ammonia mystery! ⚡️ | Space is Weird

Ammonia and water mix in Jupiter's atmosphere to give some pretty epic lightning and giant hail that's been dubbed "mushballs". Plus for 50% off your first month of any subscription crate from KiwiCo (available in 40 countries!) head to https://kiwico.com/DrBecky50 #spaceisweird --- 👕 Check out my merch here: https://teespring.com/stores/dr-becky...

An astrophysicist reacts to Carl Sagan's Contact

Jodie Foster as an astrophysicist searching for alien signals - what's not to love?! To learn more about radio waves head to http://brilliant.org/DrBecky and sign up for free. The first 200 people that go to that link will get 20% off an annual premium subscription. 00:00 - Introduction 01:07 - Reaction 22:24 - Bloopers --- 👕 Check out my...

How we plan to solve the "Crisis in Cosmology"

The "crisis in cosmology" has been plaguing astronomers for years now, so how are we planning to sort it out? To learn more about cosmology, head to http://brilliant.org/DrBecky and sign up for free. The first 200 people that go to that link will get 20% off an annual premium subscription. #crisisincosmology #sciencedebate Planck collaboration (2019)...

No phosphine on Venus?! | Night Sky News February 2021

Night Sky News is back! We're chatting about everything to look out for in the night sky in the next month; especially Mars and Mercury! Plus we'll be recapping the big space news of the past month from SpaceX Starship SN9 test, to the arrival of the Hope Probe, Tianwen-1 and Perseverance on Mars. Plus the BIG news that there might not be phosphine...

Odd Radio Circles | An astrophysics unsolved mystery!

There's a new unsolved mystery in town: "Odd Radio Circles" - or ORCs. To learn more about the statistics scientists use head to http://brilliant.org/DrBecky and sign up for free. The first 200 people that go to that link will get 20% off an annual premium subscription. #unsolvedmystery #orcs #radioastronomy Here is the paper describing the discovery...

All the space references on Taylor Swift's folklore & evermore explained!

We are merging my love of all things space and my love of @Taylor Swift today in what might be the nerdiest video I have ever made. This was incredibly fun to make - I hope you enjoy it too and learn something! Are you ...ready for it? All overlays and animations by Megan Smethurst (MGSDesign): https://megansmethurstdesign.wixsite.com/website Free...

New evidence AGAINST dark matter?!

A research study was recently published with evidence in favour of an alternate theory of gravity that doesn't need dark matter. Let's take a look shall we?! To learn more about dark matter go to http://brilliant.org/DrBecky and sign up for free. The first 200 people that go to that link will get 20% off the annual premium subscription. All animations...

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