Why the colour of a galaxy, doesn’t tell you its shape | My latest astrophysics research paper!

From Dr. Becky. Visit http://brilliant.org/DrBecky/ to get started learning STEM for free, and the first 200 people will get 20% off their annual premium subscription. My latest research paper, Smethurst et al. (2021) – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2112.04507.pdf Library of all my first author research papers (plus my PhD thesis!) – make sure to click on the "arXiv…

Unboxing a $1.5m Microscope – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Physicist Professor Philip Moriarty takes delivery of a new atomic force microscope – see his accompanying blog post here: https://muircheartblog.wpcomstaging.com/2022/01/11/domou-arigatou-unisoku/ More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ More videos with Phil: http://bit.ly/Prof_Moriarty Previous videos about Phil’s microscope work: https://youtu.be/UBmBMmuUBMk https://youtu.be/Ehw8PTA4QkE https://youtu.be/gRF9hM_eFPU Visit our website at http://www.sixtysymbols.com/ We’re on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sixtysymbols…

Buying THICC Meteorites from The Crystal Castle

From Dylan O’Donnell. The local gem lord Naren King has been quietly collecting meteorites and invited me to come and check out the collection. I am a weak, weak man. Support my alcoholism by getting some Star Stuff stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgOf4wBnoGg8WHHHr_h4otQ/store Dylan’s Telescopes, Cameras & Equipment ———— Celestron RASA 8" Telescope https://bit.ly/343QxQk Skywatcher EQ8Rh Pro Mount…

What Has NASA Done Ever for Us – The CMOS Image Sensor

From Curious Droid. Claim your SPECIAL OFFER for MagellanTV here: https://try.magellantv.com/curiousdroid. Buy one annual membership and get another FREE Start TODAY so you can watch Disasters in Space: End of Genesis, about some of the things that NASA did that didn’t go according to plan and the rest of MagellanTV’s science collection: https://www.magellantv.com/series/disasters-in-space/the-end-of-genesis Some might…

Fingers Crossed for the James Webb Space Telescope – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. Professor Mike Merrifield discusses the James Webb Telescope, which is due to launch soon. More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ Lagrange Points: https://youtu.be/mxpVbU5FH0s Brady visited the MIRI instrument: https://youtu.be/sg8i7_46kQY Mike Merrifield: https://twitter.com/AstroMikeMerri Visit our website at http://www.sixtysymbols.com/ We’re on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sixtysymbols And Twitter at http://twitter.com/sixtysymbols This project features scientists…

Crashing into an asteroid! | NASA’s DART mission FAQ

From Dr. Becky. To learn more about science and maths head to https://brilliant.org/drbecky and sign up for free. Plus get 20% off an annual premium subscription. Pravec et al. (2006; Didymos light curves before impact) – https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103505003891 More on the DART mission – https://www.nasa.gov/planetarydefense/dart 00:00 – Introduction 00:21 – NASA’s DART mission 02:11 – What…

M5 – A Laboratory in Space – Deep Sky Videos

From DeepSkyVideos. Dr Becky Smethurst discusses Messier 5. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Becky Smethurst website, with links to her various activities: https://rebeccasmethurst.co.uk The paper discussed: https://www.aanda.org/articles/aa/full_html/2013/10/aa22004-13/aa22004-13.html More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Messier Objects playlist: http://bit.ly/MessierObjects Deep Sky Videos website: http://www.deepskyvideos.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeepSkyVideos Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DeepSkyVideos More about the astronomers…

Black Holes: The Hungriest Things in the Universe

From SciShow Space. If you thought a hot dog eating contest was impressive to complete, imagine if a black hole entered it! They eat up everything around them, including stars! But they’re not just gluttonous blobs of the universe. Like all things in space, they’re a little more complex than that. Hosted By: Hank Green…

An astrophysicist reacts to Finch with Tom Hanks (solar flares, aurora and UV-C radiation)

From Dr. Becky. To learn more about science and maths head to https://brilliant.org/drbecky and sign up for free. Plus get 20% off an annual premium subscription. NASA Ozone Watch – https://ozonewatch.gsfc.nasa.gov/monthly/monthly_2021-10_SH.html Jackman et al. (2000; impact of July 2000 solar flare) – https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2001GL013221 Green & Boardsen (2006; duration of 1859 auroral storm) – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5215858/ Trevisan…

Winona’s Micro Blood Beaver (Moon)

From Dylan O’Donnell. Do you see what I did there? Nothing too flash this week. When life gives you lemons, shoot the moon. Support my alcoholism by getting some Star Stuff stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgOf4wBnoGg8WHHHr_h4otQ/store Dylan’s Telescopes, Cameras & Equipment ———— Celestron RASA 8" Telescope https://bit.ly/343QxQk Skywatcher EQ8Rh Pro Mount Usa : http://bit.ly/2NMD1em Aus : https://bit.ly/3dxdRv1 Celestron…

An extra-GALACTIC planet outside the Milky Way?! | Night Sky News November 2021

From Dr. Becky. Go to https://curiositystream.thld.co/DrBecky and use code DRBECKY to save 25% off today, that’s only $14.99 a year. Thanks to Curiosity Stream for sponsoring today’s video. NOTE: Filmed before the Russian anti-satellite missile test on Monday 15th November 2021 Lunar eclipse timings for your area – https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/map/2021-november-19 Smith et al. (2021; BLC1 is…

Beginner Astronomers Most Common Mistake

From Dylan O’Donnell. It’s cloudy so this is the high quality astronomy content you get now. Support my alcoholism by getting some Star Stuff stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgOf4wBnoGg8WHHHr_h4otQ/store Dylan’s Telescopes, Cameras & Equipment ———— Celestron RASA 8" Telescope https://bit.ly/343QxQk Skywatcher EQ8Rh Pro Mount Usa : http://bit.ly/2NMD1em Aus : https://bit.ly/3dxdRv1 Celestron CGX Mount https://bit.ly/2H1LVl6 Celestron RASA F2 11"…

An Alternative to Dark Matter?

From SciShow Space. Models of the universe’s early days have only been possible with dark matter as a variable, but we still don’t have proof that dark matter exists. But recently, scientists may have found a way to replicate the results without the presence of the elusive matter. Plus, we’re leaking our DNA out in…