NASA’s WFIRST Space Telescope Will Offer an Unprecedented Look at the Universe

You may have heard that it’s not smart to look directly at the Sun, and that’s for good reason—it’s pretty bad for you. But it turns out that stars can be problematic in a similar way when we’re looking out into space: their glare can stop us from seeing the stuff we want to see. […]

The Earth is Not Alone – Space Documentary HD

The earth is not alone in the last few years Scientists have found that our planet is just one of billions out there in the Milky Way galaxy There’s a really decent chance that there are more planets in the galaxy than there actually are stars We’re now scouring these planets for evidence of atmospheres […]

Scientists Just Detected Two Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course

Supermassive black holes are thought to be at the center of most galaxies, and they are huge. The Milky Way’s own supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, is about 4 million times the mass of our sun. But scientists have just spotted two absolute behemoths, that dwarf Sagittarius A*, and they are on a collision course. […]

Strange Magnetic Bubbles at the Edge of the Solar System

The two Voyager spacecraft have been traveling away from Earth for more than 33 years and they are finally in the outer edge of the solar system. This boundary is marked by the outer reaches of the sun’s magnetic field and solar wind, which form an enormous expanse called the heliosphere. As the solar wind […]

How Close Are We to Mining in Space?

Some say humanity’s future as a space-faring species is just around the corner. But realistically, how are we going to get there? The answer is asteroids. These seemingly unimpressive lumps of rock could actually be the intergalactic pit stops for exploring the universe. They have the potential to become cosmic gas stations and the building […]

White Holes | Space Time

This episode is supported by LegalZoom. Lurking in the depths of the mathematics of Einstein’s general relativity is an object even stranger than the mysterious black hole. In fact, it’s the black hole’s mirror twin: the white hole. Some even think that these could be the origin of our universe. The astrophysical phenomenon of the […]

The True Science of Parallel Universes

Everyone loves the idea of parallel universes – maybe it’s the appeal of an ideal world where you have second chances and things turn out differently – an alternate reality where you do get into Hogwarts and the Star Wars prequels aren’t made and you finally plug in your asymmetric computer cord correctly on the […]