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We Found One of the Oldest Galaxies Ever!

Astronomers found a galaxy older than almost any we’ve ever seen before, and we have a new, faster method to use in our search for habitable planets. We want to...
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What if Earth Was Hit by a Giant Solar Flare?

Solar storms are really common, but occasionally they can be huge, causing more than pretty light shows in the auroras. What would happen nowadays if we had a massive...
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An Asteroid Visited Us From Outside the Solar System!

Earth has received its first speedy visitor from another star system, A/2017 U1, and the Dawn Mission has helped astronomers gather more evidence about possible former oceans on Ceres. We...
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Could Wormholes Really Exist?

If wormholes aren't just convenient plot devices for science fiction writers, they’re still much weirder than anything we could make up. Thumbnail Image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FY221c15.png We want to learn more about you...
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NASA Might Send a Helicopter to Mars

Nothing’s final yet, but there might be a drone, called the Mars Helicopter, on the upcoming Mars 2020 rover. Host: Hank Green We want to learn more about you and your...
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The First Neutron Star Collision We’ve Ever Seen

To support SciShow Space and learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/scishowspace/. The results are in from the neutron star collision this past August! Astronomers are revealing what they’ve learned...
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The Space Mirror That Turned Night into Day

Solar sail technology was once only theoretical, but it's now being developed to propel spaceships. How did the first solar sails get into space, and why? We want to learn...
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A New Idea About Tabby’s Star!

To support SciShow Space and learn more about Brilliant, go to https://brilliant.org/scishowspace/. Astronomers might have finally discovered part of why Tabby's Star acts so strangely and we have some new...
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What Movies Get Wrong About Space

Hollywood can be pretty negligent about physics and astronomy, even in really good movies, but there are a few specific misconceptions that pop up again and again. Movies mentioned (and...
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Mars Cities and Moon Bases: SpaceX’s Big New Plans

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced some ambitious plans at the International Aeronautical Congress. If he's right, we could have humans living on the moon and Mars within a decade,...