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10 Astronomical Events That Will Happen In Your Lifetime!

From meteors, to stars to planets and more, join us as we look at the universe and tell you 10 Astronomical Events That Will Happen In Your Lifetime. 10. Halley’s Comet One of the curious things about the universe is the fact that sometimes objects love to be seen, and seen quite frequently. Others though… Read More »

High Mass Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #31

Stars are in a constant struggle between gravity trying to collapse them and their internal heat trying to inflate them. For most of a star’s life, these two forces are at an uneasy truce. For a star like the Sun, the balance tips in its twilight years. For a brief glorious moment it expands… but… Read More »

What Are Fast Radio Bursts? A Big Mystery in Astronomy

You might think you’re watching an educational channel, where I explain fascinating concepts in space and astronomy, but that’s not really what’s going on here. What’s actually happening is that you’re tagging along as I learn more and more about new and cool things happening in the Universe. I dig into them like a badger… Read More »

Gravitational Astronomy? How Detecting Gravitational Waves Changes Everything

Just a couple of weeks ago, astronomers from Caltech announced their third detection of gravitational waves from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory or LIGO. As with the previous two detections, astronomers have determined that the waves were generated when two intermediate-mass black holes slammed into each other, sending out ripples of distorted spacetime. One black… Read More »

10 Astronomical Events That Will Happen In Your Lifetime

10 Astronomical Events That Will Happen In Your Lifetime Number 10 Halley’s Comet Halley’s comet was named after astronomer Edmond Halley, who calculated its period of orbit, it is the only known short-period comet that is regularly visible to the naked eye from Earth. It is seen from Earth every 75-76 years and so, technically,… Read More »

The Most Dangerous Stuff in the Universe – Strange Stars Explained

Neutron stars are the densest things that are not black holes. Neutron stars are the densest things that are not black holes. In their cores, we might find the most dangerous substance in existence: In their cores, we might find the most dangerous substance in existence: strange matter᠎. A bizarre thing so extreme that it… Read More »

The Largest Black Holes in the Universe (VERSION ONE)

We’ve never seen them directly, yet we know they are there, Lurking within dense star clusters, Or wandering the dust lanes of the galaxy, Where they prey on stars, Or swallow planets whole. Our Milky Way may harbor millions of these black holes, the ultra dense remnants of dead stars. But now, in the universe… Read More »