NASA Switches Gears | Dan Goods | TEDxStLouis
While NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory usually works on Mars Rover Perseverance and redirection of asteroids, in times of crisis they focus their collective energy for the greater good. Learn about what it was like when NASA had to pivot during the pandemic. Dan Goods is passionate about creating moments in people’s lives where they are reminded of the gift and privilege of being alive. He leads an extraordinary team of creatives, called The Studio, at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory transforming complex concepts into meaningful stories that can be universally understood. Their work is seen in public spaces, art museums, and is in outer space. He was recently honored with NASA’s Exceptional Public Service Award. In the past he was selected as “One of the most interesting people in Los Angeles” by the LA Weekly. In 2002, he graduated valedictorian from the graphic design program at Art Center College of Design. He currently lives in Altadena, CA with his wife and three kids. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Sagas in the Sky | Leo
Sagas in the Sky explores some of the stories behind the celestial objects in the night sky. In this episode, we look at stories connected to the constellation Leo and its bright star Regulus.
This Galaxy Is in the Midst of Dying | SciShow News
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Interestingly, Powerful Black Holes (Not Stars) Calibrate GPS
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Do We Really Know the Age of the Universe? - Space Radio LIVE
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Spacecraft Origami (live public talk)
For years, engineers have had to deal with "the tyranny of the fairing," that anything you want to send into space has to fit into the protective nosecone on top of the rocket. A field of advanced design has been looking for new ways to improve our engineering, using the centuries-old artform to dream bigger. Host:
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ULA 2020 Launch Highlights
Blue Origin capsule carrying 'Mannequin Skywalker' lands
A Blue Origin capsule carrying a test mannequin named Skywalker in one of its seat and several astronaut experience upgrades landed after launching atop a New Shepard rocket on Jan. 14, 2021. Credit: Blue Origin
Don’t Miss the Green Run Hot Fire of NASA’s Moon Rocket
The date is set. NASA and its partners, Boeing and Aerojet Rocketdyne, will conduct a “hot fire” of the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on Jan. 16 at the agency’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The hot fire test is the eighth and final test of the SLS Green Run test series. Together with the previously completed structural test campaign and RS-25 test series, Green Run testing verifies the core stage and the engines are ready for NASA’s Artemis missions to the Moon. NASA will broadcast the Green Run Hot Fire test live on NASA TV and the agency’s website. For more information about SLS and Green Run, visit https://www.nasa.gov/greenrun
What Could Alien Worlds Really Be Like?
Are we too Earth-centric when we search for alien life? Life and the planetary bodies on which it can thrive may be much more diverse than we can imagine. Our Solar System and the exoplanets discovered so far provide us with a first glimpse of what is possible. Seth Shostak explores with Dirk Schultze-Makuch. If you like SETI Live, or just like science, support the SETI Institute! We're a non-profit research institution whose focus is understanding the nature and origins of life in the universe. Donate here: https://seti.org/donate Learn more about the SETI Institute and stay up-to-date on awesome science: - Subscribe to our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/SETIInstitute/
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Tour: Triple Galaxy Mergers
When three galaxies collide, what happens to the huge black holes at the centers of each? A new study using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and several other telescopes reveals new information about how many black holes are furiously growing after these galactic smash ups. Astronomers want to learn more about galactic collisions because the subsequent mergers are a key way that galaxies and the giant black holes in their cores grow over cosmic time. There have been many studies of what happens to supermassive black holes when two galaxies merge, but this is one of the first to systematically look at what happens to black holes when three galaxies come together. Researchers identified triple galaxy merger systems by cross-matching the archives — containing data that is now publicly available — of NASA's WISE mission and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, or SDSS, to the Chandra archive. By doing this, they found seven triple galaxy mergers located between 370 million and one billion light years from Earth. Using specialized software developed, the team went through Chandra data targeting these systems to detect X-ray sources marking the location of growing supermassive black holes. As material falls toward a black hole, it gets heated to millions of degrees and produces X-rays. Chandra, with its sharp X-ray vision, is ideal for detecting growing supermassive black holes in mergers. The associated X-ray sources are challenging to detect because they are usually close together in images and are often faint. The new software was developed specifically to find such sources. Data from other telescopes was then used to rule out other possible origins of the X-ray emission unrelated to supermassive black holes. The results show that out of seven triple galaxy mergers there is one with a single growing supermassive black hole, four with double growing supermassive black holes, and one that is a triple. These black holes are separated by a range between 10,000 and 30,000 light years. In the final triple merger, there was no evidence of X-ray emission. This means that none of the supermassive black holes left was rapidly pulling in matter. Astronomers will continue to use Chandra to learn more about what role mergers play in how galaxies and the giant black holes in their centers grow over cosmic time.
National Team Completes Astronaut Day-in-the-Life Testing for Human Landing System (HLS)
The National Team (led by Blue Origin and including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Draper) continues making progress on our bid for NASA’s Human Landing System (HLS). So far, we’ve completed 25 tests and demos, including day-in-the-life testing of the Ascent Element, to determine how astronauts will live and work in the lunar lander.
Cryonics: Frozen Civilizations
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Where in Space Are We Going in 2021?
Despite everything that happened last year, we still got to do science, and missions still got to launch. We sampled asteroids and the Moon. We cruised around the surface of Mars. We flew by Venus on the way to Mercury. And we launched three more missions to the Red Planet, all of which arrive this year. What else can we look forward to in 2021? Join Franck Marchis and Beth Johnson for a look back at last year’s science and this year’s upcoming missions.
SUCCESS: Starship SN9 Static Fire Testing – Three Static Fires in One Day!
SpaceX is conducting static fire testing with Starship SN9 in Boca Chica, Texas. If all goes well, successful testing will clear the way for a test flight in the coming days. Updates: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=52398.280 Articles: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/starship/ Shop: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/shop/
Galaxies & Quasars I
AAS 237 Press Conference: Galaxies & Quasars I
Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 12:15 pm EST Welcome
Tarini Konchady (AAS Media Fellow) A Periodic Nuclear Transient in an Active Galaxy
Anna Payne (University of Hawaii, Manoa) Discovery of the Brightest Galaxy in the Redshift 5+ Universe
Gourav Khullar (University of Chicago) A Heavily Obscured Quasar in the Early Universe
Bradford Snios (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian) The Most Distant Quasar in the Universe
Feige Wang (University of Arizona) Q&A
What BLC1 Could Be With Dr. Avi Loeb
BLC1 is a candidate SETI radio signal announced in December 2020, spatially coincident with the star Proxima Centauri. BLC1 stands for Breakthrough Listen Candidate 1, as it is the first signal to pass the breakthrough listen projects filters. Dr. Avi Loeb of Harvard’s new book ‘Extraterrestrial: The first sign of intelligent life beyond earth’ releases later this month. Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth https://amzn.to/2LiIxoo affiliate link In Extraterrestrial, Loeb takes readers inside the thrilling story of the first interstellar visitor to be spotted in our solar system. He outlines his controversial theory and its profound implications: for science, for religion, and for the future of our species and our planet. A mind-bending journey through the furthest reaches of science, space-time, and the human imagination, Extraterrestrial challenges readers to aim for the stars—and to think critically about what’s out there, no matter how strange it seems. ABRAHAM (AVI) LOEB is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University, chair of Harvard’s Department of Astronomy, founding director of Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative, and director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative, serves as the science theory director for all Initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, as well as chair of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies. Author of four books and over 700 scientific papers, Loeb is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. In 2012, Time selected Loeb as one of the twenty-five most influential people in space. Want to support the channel?
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HiClip mini 4K: The Land of Noah
This observation is located within in a massive impact crater in Noachis Terra (Land of Noah), and our primary interest are the linear ridges and windblown bedforms on the floor. The strong linearity of the ridges suggest tectonic processes, and the small-scale topography might help us understand them better. Noachis Terra is an extensive landmass in the Southern Hemisphere of Mars. This is a non-narrated clip. Image is less than 5 km across and is 256 km above the surface. For images with scale bars, visit the below link. Music: “Staring at the Valley” by Silent Partner (used by permission). NASA/JPL/UArizona
Jan. 16: Artemis I Hot Fire Test
NASA is targeting the final test in the Green Run series, the hot fire, for Sat., Jan.16. The hot fire is the culmination of the Green Run test series, an eight-part test campaign that gradually brings the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS) — the deep space rocket that will power the Artemis program's human missions to the Moon — to life for the first time. All four of the stage’s RS-25 engines will be fired simultaneously for up to eight minutes to simulate the core stage’s performance during launch. The next time this core stage will be fired is during the launch of Artemis I, the first integrated flight of SLS and Orion, and the first mission of the agency’s Artemis program. For more information about the Artemis program, please visit https://www.nasa.gov/artemis/ Producer/Editor: Lacey Young
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Hubble's UItra Deep Field in 3D is an amazing journey through space and time
The Hubble Space Telescope's Ultra Deep Field imagery peers 12 billion light-years away from Earth to the early Universe. The team at the Space Telescope Science Institute has created an amazing look at the past in this 3D visualization. Credit:
Visualization: Frank Summers, Alyssa Pagan, Leah Hustak, Greg Bacon, Zolt Levay, Lisa Frattare (STScI)
Data: Anton Koekemoer, Bahram Mobasher, and HUDF Team
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