Astronomers Captured Our Sun in the Highest Resolution Ever | SciShow News

[♪ INTRO] When you think about highlights of the night sky, you’re probably not thinking about the Sun. But depending on where you are in the world, the Sun can create some of the most dramatic displays out there. Near the poles, charged particles from the Sun create incredible light shows called auroras, also known […]

The Legacy of the Spitzer Space Telescope | SciShow News

[INTRO ♫] There’s something special about a good space telescope. Think about it: Engineers spend years building and designing it, scientists make their careers analyzing its data, and the rest of us get to come together and marvel at how cool our universe is. These are pretty amazing machines. But like the humans who build […]

Are There Planets More Habitable Than Earth?

[♪ INTRO] It’s pretty reasonable to assume that Earth is the ultimate Eden in the universe, a paradise planet that’s just perfect for life. After all, not only is it our home, but it’s also the only place we know life has evolved. But, as it turns out, there might be even better places to […]

What If All Cars Were Electric?

There was a time when our city streets sounded like this: Today, they sound like this: But what will the streets of tomorrow sound like? it’s only a matter of time before the internal combustion engine sputters out for good. This is ‘What If,’ and here’s what would happen if all cars went electric. In […]

The Electric Thruster That Could Send Humans to Mars

Thanks for CuriosityStream for supporting this episode of SciShow Space! To learn more, go to CuriosityStream.com/space. [ intro ] When you imagine humans on their way to Mars, you probably imagine them in a spacecraft with big, explosive, chemical engines. And that’s totally reasonable. Humans need to travel with a lot of stuff, and engines […]

Pluto 101 | National Geographic

– [Instructor] At the edge of the solar system Pluto pushes the boundaries of our understanding of the universe. Nestled within the far flung Kuiper belt the dwarf planet is believed to be one of the countless celestial objects left over from the formation of the solar system. While it is one of the Kuiper […]

Get Ready for a New Star in the Night Sky! | SciShow News

{♫Intro♫} Stars explode and die all the time, but they’re so faint and far away that on Earth, we rarely notice. Dying stars we can see with the naked eye are few and far between. Luckily for us, though, three astronomers announced at the American Astronomical Society meeting last week that in not too long, […]

This Indestructible NASA Camera Revealed Hidden Patterns on Jupiter

Here’s this planet with all these incredible storms going on. It’s that awe when you’re confronted with something that’s completely natural, no human had any hand in it. I think it gives you a sense of the power of nature. One of the most resourceful digital cameras to ever travel beyond Earth is capturing hidden […]

How Long Could You Survive on Other Planets?

As far as we know, Earth is the only place in our solar system where humans can survive without a spacesuit. So if we ventured outside the cushy confines of our home, how long would we live on the other planets? Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, is actually not the hottest of the […]

What If We Nuked The Sun?

Imagine, if you will, a world without conflict. Peace reigns supreme across all continents, no more fighting, no more killing. Doesn’t that sound nice? Food and drink for everyone, a place to live for all. Utopian, sure, but it is nice to think about! But there’s one big problem with a world like that: all […]