Parker Solar Probe Pre-Launch Mission Briefing from NASA. The Parker Solar Probe is a NASA robotic spacecraft that will probe the outer corona of the Sun. It will approach to within 8.86 solar radii from the “surface” of the Sun and will travel, at closest approach, as much as 700,000 km/h.
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NASA ScienceCasts: The Parker Solar Probe - A Mission to Touch the Sun
The Parker Solar Probe will help scientists learn more about the solar wind, an exotic stew of magnetic forces, plasma and particles. NASA Science: http://science.nasa.gov/
Extreme Spacecrafting: NASA's Parker Solar Probe
Tony Case, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Solar Probe Cup Instrument Scientist, and Kelly Korreck, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Science Operations Lead for SWEAP Instrument Suite aboard Parker Solar Probe In July 2018, NASA will launch a satellite 60 years in the making. The hottest mission under the Sun will visit - the Sun! It is an extreme mission - the fastest human-made object that will travel closest to the Sun at the hottest operating temperatures in history. Learn what went into building this satellite with Dr. Kelly Korreck, who will describe the strange Sun behavior that this mission aims to explain, and Dr. Tony Case, who will discuss the bravest instrument on board that peeks around the spacecraft's protective sun shade: the Solar Probe Cup. Original music by Mark C. Petersen, Loch Ness Productions. Used with permission. Animations used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
NASA | Parker Solar Probe: It's Surprisingly Hard to Go to the Sun
The Parker Solar Probe will be the first-ever mission to "touch" the Sun, traveling directly into the Sun's atmosphere about 4 million miles from the surface. Read the story: https://go.nasa.gov/2KEExYZ NASA launch schedule: https://go.nasa.gov/2JfklMB The Sun contains 99.8 of the mass in our solar system. Its gravitational pull is what keeps everything here, from tiny Mercury to the gas giants to the Oort Cloud, 186 billion miles away. But even though the Sun has such a powerful pull, it's surprisingly hard to actually go to the Sun: It takes 55 times more energy to go to the Sun than it does to go to Mars. Why is it so difficult? The answer lies in the same fact that keeps Earth from plunging into the Sun: Our planet is traveling very fast - about 67,000 miles per hour - almost entirely sideways relative to the Sun. The only way to get to the Sun is to cancel that sideways motion. Since Parker Solar Probe will skim through the Sun's atmosphere, it only needs to drop 53,000 miles per hour of sideways motion to reach its destination, but that's no easy feat. In addition to using a powerful rocket, the Delta IV Heavy, Parker Solar Probe will perform seven Venus gravity assists over its seven-year mission to shed sideways speed into Venus' well of orbital energy. These gravity assists will draw Parker Solar Probe's orbit closer to the Sun for a record approach of just 3.83 million miles from the Sun's visible surface on the final orbits. Though it's shedding sideways speed to get closer to the Sun, Parker Solar Probe will pick up overall speed, bolstered by Sun's extreme gravity - so it will also break the record for the fastest-ever human-made objects, clocking in at 430,000 miles per hour on its final orbits. Music: Percs and Pizz from Killer Tracks. Credit: NASA's Godddard Space flight Center
Delta IV Heavy Parker Solar Probe Mission Profile
A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission to the sun. The Parker Solar Probe mission will be the 10th launch of the Delta IV Heavy configuration rocket, which is the only rocket currently flying with the capability of launching this mission.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe makes first discovery about the Sun
The Parker Solar Probe is a NASA Space Probe launched in 2018 with the mission of making observations of the outer corona of the Sun. Learn more: THE PARKER SOLAR PROBE https://www.spacetv.net/parker-solar-probe-nasa-spacecraft/ THE SUN https://www.spacetv.net/the-sun/ THE SOLAR SYSTEM https://www.spacetv.net/the-solar-system/ Written and edited by Max Sunnar http://maxsunnar.com/ https://www.instagram.com/maxsunnar https://twitter.com/maxsunnar Sources: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/nasas-parker-solar-probe-sheds-new-light-on-the-sun https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/solar-system/sun/overview/ https://doi.org/10.1007/s11214-015-0211-6 https://www.space.com/17081-how-far-is-earth-from-the-sun.html https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-solar-probe-becomes-fastest-object-ever-built-as-it-touches-the-sun/ Credits: NASA/Genna Duberstein/Steve Gribben NASA/Scott Wiessinger/Barbara Thompson NASA Goddard Music: Andy Leech - The Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkHnjYMnJUA https://andyleech.bandcamp.com/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/5rz0WsqMcYyV7lAmLlBdWj SPACETV.NET 2021
How Data Gets from the Sun to the Scientists | Parker Solar Probe
Two years ago, the Parker Solar Probe embarked on a historical journey. Since then, the mission has been changing the landscape of heliophysics. Parker Solar Probe will swoop to within 4 million miles of the Sun's surface, facing heat and radiation like no spacecraft before it. At closest approach, Parker Solar Probe will be hurtling around the Sun at approximately 430,000 miles per hour! That's fast enough to get from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., in one second. So how does the Parker Solar Probe get information from the Sun to the scientists? It takes some careful timing and aiming. Learn more about the Parker Solar Probe: http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/ Voiceover by Parker Solar Probe Mission Systems Engineer Jim Kinnison
Swinging around the Sun with the Parker Solar Probe: Mission and Milestone
Join Dr. Nour Raouafi as he shares the journey of the Parker Solar Probe and how the data collected impacts us on Earth. The Parker Solar Probe will get as close as 3.8 million miles from the solar surface, that almost 4% of the Sun-Earth distance (i.e., 93 million miles) and on Jan. 21, the spacecraft transmitted a “tone one,” indicating all systems were healthy and operating normally after the spacecraft’s close approach to the Sun and heading into the final stretch of the solar encounter, which runs through Jan. 23. Now just over two years into its seven-year mission, the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft will eventually travel within 4 million miles of the Sun’s surface. It is primarily an exploration mission, and the data returned so far is a treasure trove that holds the potential for breakthrough discoveries. Parker is breaking new boundaries of space exploration by flying halfway between Mercury and the Sun. It is writing a new chapter of space research by revolutionizing our understanding of this mysterious region by answering long-standing questions that puzzled scientists for decades: how the solar wind plasma is heated and accelerated and solar energetic particles accelerated and transported throughout the heliosphere. The analyses of science data show new phenomena and plasma properties not seen before in the solar wind. Tune in to learn about the major, mystifying discoveries that have been made so far, and the upcoming solar encounters. Visit jhu.edu/hopkinsathome to learn more.
Solar Probe Touches the Sun
Launched in 2018, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft, with instruments developed and built by UC Berkeley, has now traveled closer to the sun than any other mission in history, actually penetrating the sun’s atmosphere, to investigate highly charged magnetic field. Now, that data has allowed solar physicists to map the source of a major component of the solar wind that continually peppers Earth’s atmosphere, while revealing strange magnetic field reversals that could be accelerating these particles toward our planet. These accelerated particles interact with Earth’s magnetic field, generating the colorful northern and southern lights but also potentially damaging the electrical grid and telecommunications networks on the surface, threatening orbiting satellites and perhaps endangering astronauts in space. [Show ID: 36760] More from: UC Berkeley News (https://www.uctv.tv/series/583) Explore More Science & Technology on UCTV (https://www.uctv.tv/science) Science and technology continue to change our lives. University of California scientists are tackling the important questions like climate change, evolution, oceanography, neuroscience and the potential of stem cells. UCTV is the broadcast and online media platform of the University of California, featuring programming from its ten campuses, three national labs and affiliated research institutions. UCTV explores a broad spectrum of subjects for a general audience, including science, health and medicine, public affairs, humanities, arts and music, business, education, and agriculture. Launched in January 2000, UCTV embraces the core missions of the University of California -- teaching, research, and public service – by providing quality, in-depth television far beyond the campus borders to inquisitive viewers around the world. (https://www.uctv.tv)
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Discovers Natural Radio Emission in Venus' Atmosphere
During a brief swing by Venus, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe detected a natural radio signal that revealed the spacecraft had flown through the planet’s upper atmosphere. This was the first direct measurement of the Venusian atmosphere in nearly 30 years — and it looks quite different from Venus' past. A study published today in Geophysical Research Letters confirms that Venus’ upper atmosphere undergoes puzzling changes over a solar cycle, the Sun’s 11-year activity cycle. This marks the latest clue to untangling how and why Venus and Earth are so different. The data sonification in the video translates data from Parker Solar Probe’s FIELDS instrument into sound. FIELDS detected a natural, low-frequency radio emission as it moved through Venus’ atmosphere that helped scientists calculate the thickness of the planet’s electrically charged upper atmosphere, called the ionosphere. Understanding how Venus’ ionosphere changes will help researchers determine how Venus, once so similar to Earth, became the world of scorching, toxic air it is today. For more information: https://nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/radio-signal-nasa-first-look-venus-atmosphere-parker-solar-probe Link to paper: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020GL092243 Video credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio Mark SubbaRao (NASA/GSFC): Lead Visualizer Glyn Collinson (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist Joy Ng (USRA): Lead Producer Lina Tran (SGT): Lead Writer This video can be shared and downloaded at https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13847 . Some individual imagery may have been obtained through permission and may not be excised or remixed in other products. Specific details on stock footage may be found here https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13847 . For more information on NASA’s media guidelines, visit https://nasa.gov/multimedia/guidelines . If you liked this video, subscribe to the NASA Goddard YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/NASAGoddard Follow NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center · Instagram http://www.instagram.com/nasagoddard · Twitter http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard · Twitter http://twitter.com/NASAGoddardPix · Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NASAGoddard · Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc
Accidental Discovery of Dust Ring of Venus by Parker Solar Probe
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LIVE! PSW 2435 Hot! The Parker Solar Probe
Join PSW Science® on February 19th at 8 PM as we welcome Nicola Fox, the Director of NASA's Heliophysics Science Division. Nicola will discuss the Parker Solar Probe, which is the first mission to venture to the Sun and into the Sun’s corona. Launched by NASA in 2018, the Parker Solar Probe is now orbiting the Sun, studying the structure and dynamics of its coronal plasma and magnetic fields. For more information, please see the meeting website: https://pswscience.org/meeting/2435/
5 Discoveries Parker Solar Probe Made (and HEARD) on the Sun
There are 5 major discoveries the Parker Solar Probe made on the Sun. Parker's discoveries include evidence for a dust-free zone around the Sun, hearing the sounds of the solar wind and dust particles, magnetic switchbacks, and small-scale flares and space weather. Parker Solar Probe even discovered the debris trail of the asteroid Phaethon that produces the Geminid meteor shower every December, and made detailed images of comet NEOWISE. 00:00 Start 02:49 Evidence for a Dust-Free Zone 05:02 Parker Hears the Turbulence of the Solar Wind 08:00 Magnetic Switchbacks 10:26 The Atmosphere and Solar Wind Rotate Farther from the Sun Than Thought 12:26 Small Flares and Space Weather 14:47 Cool Things Parker Detected in Our Solar System That Aren't the Sun 🔔 Subscribe for more: https://www.youtube.com/christianready?sub_confirmation=1 🖖 Share this video with a fellow space traveler: https://youtu.be/_kywlUtQfKw 🔴 Watch my most recent upload: https://goo.gl/QbRcE2 🚀 Help me improve the channel by joining the community on Patreon https://patreon.com/launchpadastro 🚀 Check out Launch Pad merchandise! https://teespring.com/stores/launchpadastro Disclaimer: Some of these links go to one of my websites and some are affiliate links where I'll earn a small commission if you make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 🧭 References: Sounds of the Solar Wind: https://soundcloud.com/jhu-apl/sets/sounds-of-the-solar-wind Bale, S. D. et al. Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1818-7 (2019). Howard, R. A. et al. Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1807-x (2019). Kasper, J. C. et al. Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1813-z (2019). McComas, D. J. et al. Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1811-1 (2019). ✅ Let's connect: For business inquiries - chris AT christianready DOT com Twitter - @launchpadastro Instagram - @launchpadastro Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LaunchPadAstronomy/ Discord - https://discord.gg/yChAuUe 📭 c/o Christian Ready P.O. Box 66 Westminster, MD 21158 United States Earth
Parker Solar Probe Orbit 5 - Extended Observation Campaign
As NASA's Parker Solar Probe enters its fifth orbit around the Sun, the spacecraft has activated its instruments at a distance of 62.5 million miles from the Sun's surface, marking the start of the mission's longest observation campaign to date. The Parker Solar Probe team hopes the extended campaign will collect more data on solar wind phenomena occurring much farther from the Sun than previously thought. (Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben) Learn more about the Parker Solar Probe: http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/
Justin Casper - First Discoveries by Parker Solar Probe and the SWEAP Investigation
Catching Up with Parker Solar Probe | Exploratorium
The sun gives us light and heat and keeps our planetary orbit in place—but there's so much we don't know about it. NASA's Parker Solar Probe is currently orbiting the sun to gather data and learn more. Join Eric Christian, a research scientist on the Parker Solar Probe mission, and learn more about what information the probe is bringing us and what we can learn from it.
Sounds of the Solar Wind from NASA's Parker Solar Probe
There’s a wind that emanates from the Sun. It blows not like a soft whistle but like a hurricane’s scream. Made of electrons, protons and heavier ions, the solar wind courses through the solar system at roughly 1 million mph (1.6 million kph), barreling over everything in its path. Yet through the wind’s roar, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe hears the small chirps, squeaks and rustles that hint at the origin of this mysterious and ever-present wind. The spacecraft’s FIELDS instrument can eavesdrop on the electric and magnetic fluctuations caused by plasma waves. The Parker Solar Probe it can “hear” when the waves and particles interact with one another, recording frequency and amplitude information about these plasma waves that scientists could then play as sound waves. And it results in some striking sounds. Solar wind sounds playlist: https://soundcloud.com/jhu-apl/sets/sounds-of-the-solar-wind Learn more about the Sounds of the Solar Wind: https://www.jhuapl.edu/FeatureStory/200114 More on solar wind sound from the Parker Solar Probe: http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/Show-Article.php?articleID=139
First Results from the Probe That Went to the Sun
Scientists have revealed the results of the Parker Solar Probe’s first two flybys of the Sun, and LIGO has a new instrument called the quantum vacuum squeezer! Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It's called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for helping us keep SciShow free for everyone forever: Kevin Carpentier, Eric Jensen, Matt Curls, Sam Buck, Christopher R Boucher, Avi Yashchin, Adam Brainard, Greg, Alex Hackman, Sam Lutfi, D.A. Noe, Piya Shedden, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03665-3 https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/first-nasa-parker-solar-probe-results-reveal-surprising-details-about-our-sun https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/iris/multimedia/layerzoo.html http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/The-Mission/index.php#introduction http://news.mit.edu/2019/ligo-reach-quantum-noise-wave-1205 Images: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12911 http://parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/The-Mission/index.php#Where-Is-PSP https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/30481 https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12704 https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13113 https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/20299 https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13105 https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/11086 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Initial_and_Enhanced_LIGO_schematics.png
NASA Probe Makes Unexpected Discoveries Near the Sun
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Solar probe touches the sun
Launched in 2018, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe spacecraft, with instruments developed and built by UC Berkeley, has now travelled closer to the sun than any other mission in history, actually penetrating the sun’s atmosphere, to investigate highly charged magnetic field. Now, that data has allowed solar physicists to map the source of a major component of the solar wind that continually peppers Earth’s atmosphere, while revealing strange magnetic field reversals that could be accelerating these particles toward our planet. These accelerated particles interact with Earth’s magnetic field, generating the colorful northern and southern lights but also potentially damaging the electrical grid and telecommunications networks on the surface, threatening orbiting satellites and perhaps endangering astronauts in space. The more solar physicists understand about the magnetic environment of the sun and how it flings solar wind particles out toward the planets, the better they will be able to predict events to prevent damage. “There was a major space weather event in 1859 that blew out telegraph networks on Earth and one in 1972 that set off naval mines in North Vietnam, just from the electrical currents generated by the solar storm,” said Stuart Bale, a University of California, Berkeley, professor of physics and lead author of an article about new results from the probe’s FIELDS experiment. “We’re much more of a technological society than we were in 1972, the communications networks and the power grid on Earth are extraordinarily complex, so big disturbances from the sun are potentially a very serious thing. If we could predict space weather, we could shut down or isolate parts of the power grid, or shut down satellite systems that might be vulnerable.” (Cont'd...) (Full Story: https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/12/04/parker-probe-traces-solar-wind-to-its-source-on-suns-surface/) Video by Roxanne Makasdjian and Stephen McNally (Animations and images courtesy of: NASA/JHUAPL, NASA GSFC/CIL/Brian Monroe, NASA GSFC/CIL/Krystofer Kim, Johns Hopkins University/APL/Steve Gribben) http://news.berkeley.edu/ http://www.facebook.com/UCBerkeley http://twitter.com/UCBerkeley http://instagram.com/ucberkeleyofficial
New Science from NASA's Mission to Touch the Sun
Parker Solar Probe - NASA's mission to touch the Sun - has revealed new discoveries about our star. Principal Investigators for some of the mission's instruments share their excitement about this new science.
5 New Discoveries from NASA's Parker Solar Probe
NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission has returned unprecedented data from near the Sun, culminating in new discoveries published on Dec. 4, 2019, in the journal Nature. Among the findings are new understandings of how the Sun's constant outflow of material, the solar wind, behaves. Seen near Earth -- where it can interact with our planet's natural magnetic field and cause space weather effects that interfere with technology -- the solar wind appears to be a relatively uniform flow of plasma. But Parker Solar Probe's observations reveal a complicated, active system not seen from Earth. Music Credit: Smooth as Glass by The Freeharmonic Orchestra Read more: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/nasas-parker-solar-probe-sheds-new-light-on-the-sun/ Video Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Karen Fox (ADNET): Writer Sarah Frazier (ADNET): Writer Genna Duberstein (USRA): Producer Genna Duberstein (USRA): Editor Chris Smith (USRA): Narrator Adriana Manrique Gutierrez (USRA): Animator Jonathan North (USRA): Animator Scott Wiessinger (USRA): Animator Adam Szabo (NASA/GSFC): Scientist Russ Howard (NRL): Scientist Dave McComas (SwRI): Scientist Stuart Bale (University of California, Berkeley): Scientist Justin Kasper (University of Michigan): Scientist Nour Raouafi (Johns Hopkins University/APL): Scientist Eric Christian Ph.D. (NASA/HQ): Scientist Adam Szabo (NASA/GSFC): Project Support Please give credit for this item to: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/13282 If you liked this video, subscribe to the NASA Goddard YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/NASAExplorer Follow NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center · Instagram http://www.instagram.com/nasagoddard · Twitter http://twitter.com/NASAGoddard · Twitter http://twitter.com/NASAGoddardPix · Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFC · Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc
The Parker Solar Probe - Dive Into The Sun - Narrated Documentary
Explains NASA’s solar spacecraft probe and its journey into the sun. Describes the Parker Solar Probe launching in 2018. Describes its makeup, composition, mission goal, and what it will face while circling the Sun. Background music can be found at https://www.shockwave-sound.com/a/4be2237bb1 Female documentary narrator.
How NASA Built the Fastest Spacecraft Ever
Engineers and designers working on the Parker Solar Probe tackled challenges such as size, weight, and extreme heat. Their design combined unique materials and underwent rigorous testing to transform the Probe into a record-breaking spacecraft. This Is Not a Real Explosion, Here’s How Physics Made It Happen - https://youtu.be/OsUCD4wno6g Read More Why Won't Parker Solar Probe Melt? https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/traveling-to-the-sun-why-won-t-parker-solar-probe-melt "In space, the temperature can be thousands of degrees without providing significant heat to a given object or feeling hot. Why? Temperature measures how fast particles are moving, whereas heat measures the total amount of energy that they transfer. Particles may be moving fast (high temperature), but if there are very few of them, they won’t transfer much energy (low heat). Since space is mostly empty, there are very few particles that can transfer energy to the spacecraft." Who is Eugene Parker? https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/eugene-newman-parker "More than half a century later, the Parker Solar Probe mission will finally be able to provide key observations on Parker’s groundbreaking theories and ideas, which have informed a generation of scientists about solar physics and the magnetic fields around stars. Much of his pioneering work, which has been proven by subsequent spacecraft, defined a great deal of what we know about the how the sun–Earth system interacts." NASA Is Going to The Sun, Here’s Why That’s So Crazy https://www.seeker.com/videos/space/nasa-is-going-to-the-sun-heres-why-thats-so-crazy "From Earth, we can only ever see the corona during a total solar eclipse, which is why it is incredibly difficult to study. Because the density is so low, the corona’s brightness is overpowered by energy coming from the solar surface. As the last layer of the sun’s atmosphere, the corona extends millions of miles into space. Here, temperatures can rise to over one million degrees Celsius which is about 300 times hotter than the photosphere, the lowest layer of the sun’s atmosphere." ____________________ Science In The Extremes ventures to the ends of the earth to bring you pioneering research and innovations that are advancing our civilization and broadening our understanding of the universe. Follow intrepid researchers as they plunge into the deepest parts of the ocean, trek across the arctic tundra, and explore the cosmos, because being a scientist isn’t just about being in the lab. Seeker explains every aspect of our world through a lens of science, inspiring a new generation of curious minds who want to know how today’s discoveries in science, math, engineering and technology are impacting our lives and shaping our future. Our stories parse meaning from the noise in a world of rapidly changing information. Visit the Seeker website https://www.seeker.com/videos Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Seeker on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SeekerMedia/ Science in the Extremes on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ScienceintheExtremes Seeker http://www.seeker.com/