Science of Really Big Thingies

Mercury Is So Hot, It’s Making Ice
SciShow Space – May 5, 2020 – 5:22
Scientists first saw patches of ice on Mercury 20 years ago, and that discovery raised a lot of questions: How could ice survive on one of the solar system’s hottest planets, and how did it get there in the first place? Hosted by: Hank Green

Brittle Stars Could Teach Robots To See With Their Skin
SciShow – May 5, 2020 – 4:25
Brittle stars are eyeless, brainless animals that spend their time hanging out in dark crevices of coral reefs. But despite all this, it seems that they can still see…using their skin! Hosted by: Hank Green

Turns Out, the Sun Is… Pretty Chill
SciShow Space News – May 8, 2020 – 6:38
Life on Earth depends on the steady nature of our star, and an international team of scientists searched thousands of other stars to try to find out if the sun has always been as consistent as it is now. And According to a study published Monday in Nature Astronomy, scientists searching for habitable exoplanets should maybe be looking in some more exotic places. Hosted by: Hank Green

Dr. Becky
The Spirograph Nebula
Space is Weird

May 6, 2020 – 15:36
It doesn’t get much better than the Spirograph Nebula. Everyone remember playing with spirograph as a kid making those amazing shapes? They’re called hypotrochoids and epitrochoids and you even seem to find them in space.


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