Tag: Universe

Why we need the explorers | Brian Cox

Why we need the explorers | Brian Cox

We live in difficult and challenging economic times, of course. And one of the first victims of difficult economic times, I think, is public spending of any kind, but certainly in the firing line at the moment is…

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ESOcast 84: The New E-ELT Design Unveiled

ESOcast 84: The New E-ELT Design Unveiled

In 2014, the tip of Cerro Armazones in the heart of Chile’s Atacama Desert was removed — in quite a dramatic fashion. The result was a flat plateau, representing the very first stage in ESO’s most ambitious project…

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What Would Happen If You Died In Space I business news I astronomy

What Would Happen If You Died In Space I business news I astronomy
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Most Extreme Weather On Other Planets I business news I astronomy

Most Extreme Weather On Other Planets I business news I astronomy

Sulfuric acid raining from the sky epic dust storms raging for months on end and Giant hurricanes that could swallow earth whole if you think earth has some bad weather Think again Mercury has little to no atmosphere…

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Why the universe seems so strange | Richard Dawkins

Why the universe seems so strange | Richard Dawkins

My title: “Queerer than we can suppose: the strangeness of science.” “Queerer than we can suppose” comes from J.B.S. Haldane, the famous biologist, who said, “Now, my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than…

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One hundred years of gravity

One hundred years of gravity

The discovery of the gravitational light bending of the stars around the Sun in 1919 were really embedded in a very exciting history and that history is connected to Einstein’s theory of relativity is also connected to the…

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Why are so many objects in space shaped like discs? | Michelle Thaller

Why are so many objects in space shaped like discs? | Michelle Thaller

MICHELLE THALLER: Rick, you have noticed one of the most wonderful and consistent patterns in the whole universe. The universe is very good at making spinning disks. Our solar system is a disk, and all the planets go…

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The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk

The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk

Chris Anderson: Elon, hey, welcome back to TED. It’s great to have you here. Elon Musk: Thanks for having me. CA: So, in the next half hour or so, we’re going to spend some time exploring your vision…

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★ How to Get to Mars. Very Cool! HD

★ How to Get to Mars. Very Cool! HD

We don’t fire a rocket motor all the way to mars. We don’t need to You just place the spacecraft on a trajectory to mars and let it coast for seven months and 300 million miles until it…

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ESOcast 165: Fast Track Your Career with the ESO Fellowship Programmes

ESOcast 165: Fast Track Your Career with the ESO Fellowship Programmes

I really enjoy being at ESO because of the diversity of people and activities that I do here. ESO is a place where astronomers and engineers shape and design the future of our field. The doors open to…

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