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. […]

Can We Launch Nuclear Waste Into the Sun? Why This is a Terrible Idea

When I look at the Sun, I don’t see a warm life-giving orb, nourishing all living creatures here on Earth. No, I see that fiery ball as a cosmic garbage compactor. A place I can dump all my household garbage, to make room for new impulse purchases. I mean, the Sun is right there, not […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson reacts to report of asteroids barreling toward Earth

The helical model – our solar system is a vortex

El viejo modelo heliocéntrico de nuestro sistema solar… …de planetas rotando alrededor del sol… …no solo es aburrido, sino además incorrecto. Nuestro Sistema Solar se mueve a través del espacio a 70.000Km/hr Ahora imagina esto en su lugar: El Sol es como un cometa, arrastrando a los planetas en su estela Puedes ver el “vórtice”? […]

The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why

You may have seen images like this all over social media. The Amazon rainforest is burning, and these images have, understandably, caused international alarm, with media outlets, NGO’s and politicians all weighing in on the conversation about the value of one of the most unique and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Amidst all the discussion, […]

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 […]

Stanford students explore water and energy in the Pacific Northwest

[MUSIC PLAYING] Our classroom is the outside. Our classroom is talking to people who work in the real world, who run power plants, who run wind farms, who operate large irrigation systems, who take care of the fish in the river. I chose this trip because it tied in a lot of things that I […]

NASA Investigates Water Supply in Snow

Scientists are taking their offices to Colorado’s snow country. In a new 5-year study called SnowEx, researchers are improving techniques to determine how much water is stored in snow-covered regions, globally. Measuring how much water is in a snowpack is not easy. Forests and different terrains can influence snow depth and density and the kinds […]

The Winter Greenhouse, grow in -40’C (2018)

Imagine taking the heat from the sun in the summer, storing it, and then using it to heat a greenhouse in the winter! Heating a greenhouse costs so much in Canada in the winter that it’s cheaper to truck food in from 1000’s of miles away. Trucked in food is chemically ripened and tastes horrible. […]

The Secret to Planet Formation Might Be Hiding in the ‘Fulton Gap’

Starting in 2009, the spacecraft Kepler scanned the night sky hunting for distant worlds. Over the course of its nearly decade long mission, it identified over 2,300 confirmed exoplanets, making us realize the galaxy was much fuller than we previously thought. But poring over the data, something jumps out at you: we seem to be […]