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 […]

History’s Most Powerful Plants

Chances are, if you’ve turned on a lightbulb or a computer, you’ve harnessed the power of some very ancient, and very strange … trees. The vast majority of the electricity produced in human history has come from coal. And like all fossil fuels, coal is made from the remains of extinct organisms that have been […]

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 […]

The Shocking Truth About Electric Animals!

[Intro] Hank Green: What you’re about to see in this SciShow Dose may shock you. There are about 8600 animals in the world that are electroreceptive. They can feel electric fields. Like the sense of touch, eletroreceptivity carries information about the shape, size, and texture of things in the environment, and like hearing or vision, […]

Are Electric Cars Really More Environmentally Friendly?

[INTRO ♪] Telling people that buying an electric car is a great way to fight climate change is a pretty reliable way to start an argument in some circles. People will say that you still burn fossil fuels with electric cars – it just happens at the power plant instead of the engine. And while […]

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 […]

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, […]

Are Plastic Dinosaurs Made from Real Dinosaurs?!

Here’s a fun connection that people on the internet like to make: plastic is made of oil, and oil is made of dinosaurs, so when you’re playing with plastic dinosaur toys, you’re basically playing with the remains of real dinosaurs. It’s fun to think about but it’s not that simple. For one thing, oil and […]

The How, Why, and How Much of Oil

This is a barrel of crude oil. It holds about 42 U.S. gallons or about 159 liters. Each day, the world consumes 88 million of them. 19 million of which are used right here in the U.S. of A. For 150 years now, we’ve been living in a petroleum world. Most experts agree… …that over […]