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What If We Move the Earth to a New Orbit

What If We Move the Earth to a New Orbit

Okay listen up. I hate to break it to you, but the Earth’s orbit isn’t a circle, but an oval-shaped ellipse. And the length of the day is actually not 24 but 23.93 hours. Precise enough for you? Ha. We, humans, take these facts for granted. But what if one day, we had to move …

Did Life Exist on Venus Before Earth? | Unveiled

Earth’s evil twin is about the same size and mass, but it has an incredibly toxic atmosphere full of heavy CO2, scorching temperatures, and acid rain. Venus is so inhospitable that we gave up on sending probes out there before the turn of the century. However, plenty of evidence suggests that it wasn’t always this …

Spacesuits & Extreme Environment Gear

Spacesuits & Extreme Environment Gear

This video is sponsored by CuriosityStream. Get access to my streaming video service, Nebula, when you sign up for CuriosityStream using the link in the description. They say you need to “dress for success”. This applies particularly well to working in space, where you and your spacesuit become one symbiotic entity. Today we’ll be looking …

What If We Knew the Time the Earth Will Die?

What If We Knew the Time the Earth Will Die?

Ah, the planet Earth, our beautiful home. We’d like to believe it will be around forever, but what if it isn’t? Aliens, comets, weapons of mass destruction, black holes, even the Sun could destroy the Earth. In July of 2019, we had a narrow miss with asteroid 2019 OK. It’s impact would have been similar …

Time-Lapse of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Assembly, Sunshield Deployment

Time-Lapse of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Assembly, Sunshield Deployment

The past year has been one of great progress for … the James Webb Space Telescope. Music NASA and Northrop Grumman engineers successfully … integrated the two halves of the observatory. Music Webb is now an assembled spacecraft. Music Following Integration, engineers unfolded and deployed … the spacecraft’s sunshield. Music Next, Webb will undergo enviromental …