Could We Terraform Mars?

Thanks to LEGO – presenting LEGO City – for their support of PBS Digital Studios. Humanity’s future is glorious. As we master space travel, we’ll hop from one lifeless world to the next. Life will blossom in our path and the galaxy with shimmer with beautiful Earth-like orbs. Hmmm… maybe. This won’t sound so far […]

The Fastest Star Ever Is Going Through Our Galaxy

Well hi! Unless you’re an astronomer, you probably don’t think of stars as moving all that quickly. You might not even know they move at all. If that’s the case, you’d be surprised to learn that a star called S5-HVS1 is zipping through our galaxy at over ten thousand miles per second. [siren] Alright buddy, […]

A Journey to the End of the Universe

What will happen to us in the next few hundred years? Or a thousand? How will the Universe end? How the heck should I know? Hey, nobody knows for sure, but we can gather all the existing theories together and find it out. Good thing we’ve got this time projector here to check it out […]

Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe – The Information Paradox

Black holes are the most powerful things in the universe, strong enough to rip whole stars into atom sized pieces Well, this is scary enough. They have an even more powerful and dark property: they might delete the universe itself. Black holes in a nutshell A black hole appears when an extraordinary amount of matter […]

Could Black Holes Made of Light Power Our Spaceships?

There are some crazy ideas for spacecraft propulsion out there, but tops among them must be the idea to power an interstellar craft with a black hole. Wait it gets crazier. The black hole is made of light. Yes, that’s right, a black hole, which is a region in space where the gravity is so […]

The Largest Black Holes in the Universe (VERSION ONE)

We’ve never seen them directly, yet we know they are there, Lurking within dense star clusters, Or wandering the dust lanes of the galaxy, Where they prey on stars, Or swallow planets whole. Our Milky Way may harbor millions of these black holes, the ultra dense remnants of dead stars. But now, in the universe […]

Cosmic Journeys – Earth in 1000 Years

Ice in its varied forms covers as much as 16% of Earth’s surface, including 33% of land areas at the height of the northern winter. Glaciers, sea ice, permafrost, ice sheets and snow play an important role in Earth’s climate. They reflect energy back to space, shape ocean currents, and spawn weather patterns. But there […]

How Black Holes Kill Galaxies

Thanks to Brilliant.org for supporting PBS Digital Studios Black Holes are really only dangerous if you get too close Who am I kidding ? It turns out that they may be responsible for ending Star formation across the entire Universe When we first realized that Black Holes could have masses of Millions or even Billions […]

The Largest Black Holes in the Universe

We’ve never seen them directly, yet we know they are there, lurking within dense star clusters or wandering the dust lanes of the galaxy, where they prey on stars or swallow planets whole. Our Milky Way may harbor millions of black holes, the ultra dense remnants of dead stars. But now, in the universe far […]

Venus: Death of a Planet

From the fires of a sun’s birth, twin planets emerged. Venus and Earth. Two roads diverged in our young solar system. Nature draped one world in the greens and blues of life. While enveloping the other in acid clouds, high heat, and volcanic flows. Why did Venus take such a disastrous turn? And what light […]