Tag Archives: scientist

Meet Govind Swarup, pioneer of radio astronomy

I’m Govind Swarup. I’m a scientist and an astronomer. I particularly specialize in the field of radio astronomy. My mother, she wanted me to be a civil engineer, but my mama (uncle) said, no, no…. Let him do science.’ So I joined Ewing Christian College, Allahabad to do science. Why do we study radio astronomy?… Read More »

Have astronomers disproved the Big Bang?

If there’s a question that you guys never expected me to ever ask, it might be “have astronomers disproved the Big Bang?” And I understand why you might think that. After all, in my videos, I describe what scientists know about the most cutting-edge topics in physics research. So, perhaps I should be up front… Read More »

Astronomers At Work – Space Documentary

what does it take to be professional astronomer working with the world’s most powerful telescopes producing top-notch science how does it feel to be working in exotic locations and collaborating with astronomers from around the world stay tuned to this is so cost to go behind the scenes of an Easter astronomer at work in… 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 »

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 »

Tycho Brahe, the scandalous astronomer – Dan Wenkel

How do you imagine the life of a scientist? Boring and monotonous, spending endless hours in the lab with no social interaction? Maybe for some but not Tycho Brahe. The 16th century scholar who accurately predicted planetary motion and cataloged hundreds of stars before the telescope had been invented also had a cosmic-sized personal life.… Read More »

Astronomers Find Invisible Galaxies That Change Everything We Know About Science

Ok, so here’s some space 101 for you. You know what a planet is, right? You’re sitting on one at this moment in time. It’s Earth, your home. We are the third rock from the sun. The first is Mercury, ‘cos he’s closest to that energy giver, the Sun. Our family is called the Solar… Read More »

Astronomers Are Speechless After Spotting THIS Inside Black Hole

Earlier this month astronomers turned their telescopes on the heart of our galaxy, as they have done for years- yet tonight would be different. Invisible to any wavelength of light, a monster lurks at the very center of our Milky Way- the single most destructive force in the known universe. Spinning silently in space, a… Read More »

Astronomers Have Their Best Solution Yet To The Mysterious ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star

Shira Polan: In 2015, astronomers noticed something strange going on nearly 1,500 light-years from home. A star named KIC 8462852, aka Tabby’s Star, kept dimming, as though something was passing in front of it. Since then, scientists have been trying to figure out what that something might be. A swarm of comets flying by en… Read More »