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Betrayed By The Red Edge. How We Can Find Aliens, And Why They Already Know We’re Here
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Betrayed By The Red Edge. How We Can Find Aliens, And Why They Already Know We’re Here

People are always worried that alien civilizations will detect the transmissions from our old radio shows and television broadcasts, and send in the invasion fleet. But the reality is that life itself has been broadcasting the existence of life on

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NASA’s TESS is Now a Fully Armed and Operational Exoplanet Finder
ESOcast 199 Light: Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole
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ESOcast 199 Light: Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole

Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole Astronomers have captured the shadow of a supermassive black hole… …revealing a dark shadow set against a glowing disc of superheated gas and dust. This feat was once considered impossible… …as black

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Black Hole Super Zoom!
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Black Hole Super Zoom!

Quite rightfully, everybody’s been talking about their first image of a black hole, which we’ve ever taken absolutely amazing But I’ve been wondering where actually is it so here it is If you look into the sky between the Virgo

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An Earth-Sized Telescope Just Snapped Two Pictures
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An Earth-Sized Telescope Just Snapped Two Pictures

The problem with trying to observe black holes is they’re really dark. They don’t release the light from anything they swallow, and anything coming from their surfaces is way too dim to see. Also, black holes are so relatively tiny

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Why the Big Bang Definitely Happened | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios
How We Discovered the Milky Way’s Black Hole
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How We Discovered the Milky Way’s Black Hole

This episode is sponsored by Coursera: one hundred percent online learning from the world’s best universities and companies. [♪INTRO] There is a supermassive black hole in the middle of our Galaxy. It’s as massive as about 4 million Suns, and

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The Biggest Moon Discoveries of the Last Decade
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The Biggest Moon Discoveries of the Last Decade

This Episode is sponsored by the Ridge. Go to ridge.com/space and use promo code “SPACE” to get 10% off your next order. [♪ INTRO] It’s been 50 years since humans last walked on the Moon, but that doesn’t mean we’ve

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The first image of a black hole: A three minute guide
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The first image of a black hole: A three minute guide

This is the first direct image ever taken of a black hole courtesy of the event horizon telescope Creating this image required more data than any other scientific experiment in history So how did they do it up until now

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