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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 »

Top 5 Astronomy Misconceptions

Hey guys, this is Astronomical Thoughts where i discuss really cool ways of thinking about astronomy phenomena. and in this video, i’m going to be discussing 5 common misconceptions people have about astronomy. In this video, I have left out some misconceptions that I have already discussed in videos such as what causes the season… Read More »

History of Astronomy Part 3: Copernicus and Heliocentrism

Professor Dave again, let’s rethink the solar system. When we left off with Aristarchus, he had correctly proposed that the sun is the center of the solar system, rather than the earth. But he was way ahead of his time, and the geocentric model remained in place for centuries. This model was perfected by Ptolemy… Read More »

Supernovae – 60 Second Adventures in Astronomy (2/14)

60-Second Adventures in Astronomy. Number 2: Supernovae. One of the most mind-blowing events in the universe is the explosion of a star. In 1054 CE Chinese astronomers spotted one so bright they could see it in daylight. Today you can still see a cloud of gas and dust from the same explosion and because a… 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 »

PLANETS for Kids | Astronomy for Kids | Solar System | Planets Preschool | Kid’s Planet, The Planets

– [Child] Learning Time Fun! (laughs) – [Instructor] Let’s learn the names of the planets in our solar system. Ready, let’s go! Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune These are the planets lined up in order from closest to the sun to farthest to the sun. Each planet is unique in its own… Read More »

Introduction to the Solar System: Crash Course Astronomy #9

The Solar System is the name we give to our local cosmic backyard. A better way to think of it is all the stuff held sway by the Sun’s gravity: The Sun itself, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, dust, and very thin gas. If you took a step back — well, a few trillion steps back… Read More »

All About Pluto and Dwarf Planets for Kids: Astronomy and Space for Children – FreeSchool

You’re watching FreeSchool! Pluto, the ninth-largest body orbiting the Sun, has been a matter of contention in recent years. Originally considered a planet following its discovery in 1930, Pluto was regarded as the ninth planet in the solar system for more than 75 years. In 2006, following the discovery of several other small planet-like objects… Read More »

Venus: Crash Course Astronomy #14

This episode of Crash Course is brought to you by SquareSpace Venus was the Roman goddess of love, and honestly, if you’ve ever seen it after sunset, hanging like a diamond in the twilight, the planet Venus is stunningly beautiful. The only problem? Venus is hell. Venus is the second rock from the Sun, closer… 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 »