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YOU vs THE ZODIAC KILLER – Could You Defeat and Survive Him or Her

So you’re out on a date with your best gal and decide to pull into a lonely lover’s lane for a bit of late-night snuggling. The glow of the stars above sets the romantic mood, and as you pull each other in close you hear the crunching of tires on gravel from behind your car.… Read More »

Could Asteroid Mining Fuel Deep Space Travel?

If we want to colonize space, we have to figure out how to generate a large supply of life sustaining resources. The most important being water. The good news is, traces of water have been detected throughout our solar system. And asteroids may hold the most accessible abundance of water that we know of. There… Read More »

Bill Nye to Climate Change Deniers: You Can’t Ignore Facts Forever

You’ve heard the President in drought-stricken California saying that these weather emergencies in effect, are creating the conditions that the government has to act. David, I think that what it brings to mind is how we utilize the information that we have, and we all know. And I think that Bill would probably agree with… Read More »

What is X-ray Astronomy?

[KIM] X-rays are light. It’s electromagnetic radiation, just like optical light, but it’s at a different wavelength. The x-rays have a shorter wavelength and they carry much more energy, So, each x-ray photon has much, much more energy than an individual optical photon. In x-ray astronomy, it’s not like going to the dentist. The dentist… Read More »

Astronomers Find Vortex Around A Black Hole Spinning At 70% the Speed of Light

Black holes are going to kill you and everyone you love. Well, maybe. As one of the most powerful forces in the universe, black holes were originally believed to be a myth for centuries, and were only recently proven to in fact exist by modern science. Way back in 1687, Newton blew the mind of… Read More »

Einstein’s Gravity Waves: How Astronomers Proved Relativity’s Key Prediction | Alex Filippenko

One of the most exciting discoveries in all of science in the past year—and one in which there will be a lot of progress in the next five years—is the discovery of gravitational waves: ripples in the actual fabric of space time produced when, for example, two massive stars or black holes merge into one.… Read More »

How astronomy makes neuroscience even cooler: brains, gold, and neutron stars | Michelle Thaller

To me it’s amazing some of the things that we actually do know. There’s plenty of things that are conjecture or theories but there’s a lot of stuff that we have real observations and real knowledge of. And amazingly, to me, one of the things is: where did all the atoms in our body come… Read More »

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… Read More »

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