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Something Is Creating and Removing Oxygen on Mars | SciShow News
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Something Is Creating and Removing Oxygen on Mars | SciShow News

{♫Intro♫} The Curiosity rover has been hard at work on Mars—both finding mysteries and trying to solve them. This is a detective story! Last year it discovered that levels of methane in the atmosphere were mysteriously changing. And now our

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Voyager 2’s Notes from Interstellar Space | SciShow News
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Voyager 2’s Notes from Interstellar Space | SciShow News

[♪ INTRO] Sending a spacecraft to explore far-off places in the solar system is cool. But you know what’s even cooler? Sending spacecraft to explore outside the solar system. It’s new terrain for human-made objects, and we’ve only done it

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The Mysterious Interstellar Object Oumuamua
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The Mysterious Interstellar Object Oumuamua

Much ado has been made as of late over the object 1I/2017 U1, or ‘Oumuamua, or in some circles, Rama. The story began on October 19, 2017 at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii, home of the Pan-Starrs facility, a group

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Giant Stars Don’t Follow the Rules | SciShow News
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Giant Stars Don’t Follow the Rules | SciShow News

[♪ INTRO] At first glance, the universe can seem pretty straightforward, like when it comes to dying stars. According to the standard story, which matches most of what we see around us, small stars die relatively quietly, while big ones

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Why Physics Can’t Totally Explain the Universe’s Expansion | SciShow News
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Why Physics Can’t Totally Explain the Universe’s Expansion | SciShow News

{ ♪ INTRO ♪ } Since the moment it began, the universe has been expanding. It took humanity a while to figure that out, but over the last century, astronomers have gotten pretty good at calculating how fast it’s happening

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Pluto Might Have a Liquid Water Ocean?! | SciShow News
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Pluto Might Have a Liquid Water Ocean?! | SciShow News

[ INTRO ] Pluto might once have seemed like the last place in the solar system to look for liquid water, given that its balmiest days peak around negative two hundred twenty-five degrees Celsius. But ever since the New Horizons

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New Evidence for Planet 9! | SciShow News
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New Evidence for Planet 9! | SciShow News

[♪ INTRO] Right now, we know of eight planets in our solar system, but for more than a century, scientists have been searching for number nine. It’s a proposed super-Earth: a planet past Neptune much larger than our own. Over

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How Time Becomes Space Inside a Black Hole | Space Time
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How Time Becomes Space Inside a Black Hole | Space Time

This episode is sponsored by Crunchyroll. Today on Space Time we’re going to talk about time-space. Or: the strange switching in the roles of space and time that occurs in the mathematics when we drop below the event horizon of

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The Quasar from The Beginning of Time | STELLAR
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The Quasar from The Beginning of Time | STELLAR

Thank you to Draper and its Hack the Moon initiative for supporting PBS Digital Studios. These black stones are volcanic rock, and this is one of the youngest patches of land on planet Earth, but that same geological event that

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