JWST observes Earnedel – the most distant star known – 12.8 billion ly away | Night Sky News Sep ’22

From Dr. Becky.

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To watch the next launch attempt for Artemis live at 6pm EST on Tuesday 27th September head to @NASA ‘s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMLD0Lp0JBg
To watch the DART mission impact live on Monday 26th September 2022 head to @NASA ‘s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RA8Tfa6Sck
My previous video on the DART mission: https://youtu.be/ZBhTtaTGhao
My previous video on whether aliens exist (inc. Drake equation): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fihVzPl7Dys
My previous Night Sky News debunking these JWST Big Bang Theory claims: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqfap3v0xxw
My previous video chatting with Dr. Libby Jones about being in control of JWST: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPO8pw8r7ak
My previous video on the discovery of the star Earendel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VChgsXbIgdw
Welch et al. (2022; Earendel imaged with JWST – not peer reviewed) – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2208.09007.pdf
Welch et al. (2022; Earendel discovered with HST – behind pay wall) – https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04449-y
Carter et al. (2022; JWST direct image exoplanet HIP 65426b – not peer reviewed) – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2208.14990.pdf
El Baldry et al. (2022; a black hole orbiting a Sun-like star – not peer reviewed) – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2209.06833.pdf

PDRs4ALL project (that imaged the Orion nebula with JWST) – https://pdrs4all.org/

00:00 – Introduction
00:40 – Fireball meteor across Ireland & Scotland
01:35 – Draconids & Orionids Meteor Shower
03:05 – Mars, Jupiter & Saturn visible right now
03:39 – Jupiter at Opposition 26th September
04:27 – Partial Solar Eclipse 25th October 2022
06:13 – Artemis launch rescheduled
07:08 – DART mission asteroid impact imminent
07:48 – RIP Frank Drake 1930-2022
08:25 – JWST misinformation AGAIN
09:39 – JWST confirms Earendel is a star (or binary star system)
13:31 – JWST’s first direct image of an exoplanet HIP 65426b explained
17:07 – JWST observes Orion nebula
19:39 – New candidate for closest black hole (its orbiting a Sun-like star too!)
23:59 – Outro
24:26 – MEL science
26:17 – Bloopers

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👩🏽‍💻 I’m Dr. Becky Smethurst, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford (Christ Church). I love making videos about science with an unnatural level of enthusiasm. I like to focus on how we know things, not just what we know. And especially, the things we still don’t know. If you’ve ever wondered about something in space and couldn’t find an answer online – you can ask me! My day job is to do research into how supermassive black holes can affect the galaxies that they live in. In particular, I look at whether the energy output from the disk of material orbiting around a growing supermassive black hole can stop a galaxy from forming stars.