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Uranus 101 | National Geographic

Uranus 101 | National Geographic

– [Angeli] In ancient times, humans studied the night sky and discovered the worlds of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. But beyond this realm of knowledge, another world shined brightly, just waiting to be discovered. Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun from a distance of about 20 astronomical units, or 20 times …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: My Man, Sir Isaac Newton

Neil deGrasse Tyson: My Man, Sir Isaac Newton

Who’s the greatest physicist in history?DeGrasse Tyson:    Isaac Newton.  I mean, just look… You read his writings.  Hair stands up… I don’t have hair there but if I did, it would stand up on the back of my neck.  You read his writings, the man was connected to the universe in ways that I never …

The Formation of the Solar System in 4K (Ultra HD)

The Formation of the Solar System in 4K (Ultra HD)

Bryce: This is the story of our Earth’s formation four-and-a-half billion years ago, and of a little asteroid called Bennu, who’s also survived until now. We have the team at NASA to thank for bringing us this video. NASA narrator: The Milky Way, home to billions of stars, rising and setting over billions of worlds, …

The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

Are we the only living things in the entire universe? The observable universe is about 90 billion light years in diameter. There are at least one hundred billion galaxies, each with one hundred to one thousand billion stars. Recently, we’ve learned that planets are very common too. And, there are probably trillions and trillions of …

Why You Could Never Be An Astronaut

Why You Could Never Be An Astronaut

This video was made possible by WIX. If you’re ready to create a website, head over to wix.com/go/infographics2019 to try out one of their premium plans right now. In the 1950’s, NASA leadership was in the midst of a debate. They were trying to decide what name was best to call the crew of their …

Earth 101 | National Geographic

Earth 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Earth, the only planet known to maintain life. A product of scientific phenomena and sheer chance. This blue speck in space holds the past, present, and future, of our very existence. (instrumental music) Approximately 4.5 billion years ago, the Earth formed from particles left over from the creation of our sun. Gravity drew …

The search for life on Mars | Natural History Museum

Is there life on Mars? Has there ever been? These questions have inspired science and science fiction alike. But a mission, led by the European and Russian Space Agencies, might finally reveal what really lies beneath the surface of the Red Planet. We’ve been sending missions to Mars since the 1960s to find out what, …