The Two-Faced Role of Planetary Magnetic Fields

From SciShow Space. Given that Earth’s magnetic field helps protect its life-sustaining atmosphere, you might think that the stronger a planet’s magnetic field, the better. But as it turns out, some planets’ relationships with their magnetic fields are a little more complicated. Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister Thumbnail Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA/GSFC) SciShow has…

How the Space Shuttle Atlantis Changed Space Exploration

From SciShow Space. Pin of the Month: https://store.dftba.com/collections/scishow/products/scishow-pin-of-the-month-atlantis-space-shuttle-october From launching probes to ferrying experiment racks to the ISS, the Space Shuttle Atlantis has left quite the legacy on space exploration and scientific research. Hosted By: Caitlin Hofmeister SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by…

The Simple Molecule Behind Our Complex Universe

From SciShow Space. All the complexity in the universe ultimately owes its existence to one of the simplest materials possible: molecular hydrogen. And not only did this molecule play a huge role in building the universe as we know it, today, it also helps us explore it. Hosted by: Reid Reimers SciShow has a spinoff…

The Telescope That Revealed the X-Ray Universe

From SciShow Space. Some of the most exciting phenomena in space can’t be seen from Earth because our atmosphere soaks up high-energy light. That’s why NASA built Chandra, the most powerful X-ray telescope ever launched, and the observatory has helped scientists make major discoveries about high-energy events in space, including the processes surrounding the birth…

Looking for Life During a Lunar Eclipse | SciShow News

From SciShow Space. Astronomers took advantage of a lunar eclipse to study Earth as if it were an exoplanet, and Mars’s Insight lander used seismic data to reveal for the first time boundaries between different layers of Mars. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at…