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    Evolving Dark Matter // JAXA's Moon Rover for NASA // Eclipse Experience

    Evolving Dark Matter // JAXA's Moon Rover for NASA // Eclipse Experience

    New measurements show dark energy may be evolving, Japan is joining Artemis with a pressurized rover, why the Moon has two different faces, and my experience with the total solar eclipse.


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    00:00 Intro
    00:16 Dark Energy might be evolving


    https://www.universetoday.com/166508/a-new-map-shows-the-universes-dark-energy-may-be-evolving/

    04:44 JAXA's Moon rover


    https://www.nasa.gov/news-release/nasa-japan-advance-space-cooperation-sign-agreement-for-lunar-rover/

    06:52 Moon's two different halves


    https://www.universetoday.com/166588/finally-an-explanation-for-the-moons-radically-different-hemispheres/

    08:57 Ice-melting probe


    https://www.universetoday.com/166548/testing-a-probe-that-could-drill-into-an-ice-world/

    10:51 Vote results


    https://youtu.be/zuuo1O93kMY

    11:24 Rainbows on exoplanets


    https://www.universetoday.com/166535/the-first-atmospheric-rainbow-on-an-exoplanet/

    13:21 Small black hole


    https://www.universetoday.com/166566/a-neutron-star-merged-with-a-surprisingly-light-black-hole/

    14:30 Solar eclipse 2024


    https://www.universetoday.com/166596/here-are-the-next-three-total-solar-eclipses-coming-up/

    16:44 Two cool videos


    https://www.universetoday.com/166612/watch-a-satellite-reaction-wheel-melt-in-a-simulated-orbital-re-entry/

    18:24 Even more space news
    19:09 JAXA is so cool


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    • 22 min
    [Q&A] Interstellar Propulsion, Uranus-Type Exoplanets, AGI Solving Space Mysteries

    [Q&A] Interstellar Propulsion, Uranus-Type Exoplanets, AGI Solving Space Mysteries

    What engine type will the first manned interstellar mission use for propulsion? Will AI help solve any mysteries of space? Why do we have exoplanet types named after Neptune but not Uranus? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show.


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    00:00 Start
    00:24 [Andoria] What will happen to the orbits of planets when the Sun expands?
    03:54 [Vulcan] What can we learn from the dust in the Solar system?
    08:05 [Risa] How does Venus keep its atmosphere?
    12:09 [Aeturen] What does the Unruh effect mean?
    14:30 [Vendikar] Why exoplanet types aren't called after Uranus?
    16:14 [Remus] How will the first interstellar manned mission look like?
    21:07 [Janus] What do JWST observations of organics around protostars mean?
    25:26 [Cait] Are aliens limited by the transit method?
    30:16 [Betazed] Will AGI help us solve the mysteries of space?
    35:19 [Cheleb] Did JWST really find city lights 7 trillion miles away?


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    • 43 min
    [Space Bites] How To Watch The Eclipse // Vera Rubin's Huge Milestone // New Moon Rovers

    [Space Bites] How To Watch The Eclipse // Vera Rubin's Huge Milestone // New Moon Rovers

    Vera Rubin’s Camera is complete, where are rogue planets coming from, NASA chooses suppliers for its new lunar rover, and an earlier formation for the Moon.


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    00:00 Intro
    00:14 Vera Rubin's camera is ready


    https://noirlab.edu/public/news/noirlab2407/

    01:39 Where do rogue planets come from


    https://www.universetoday.com/166406/where-are-all-these-rogue-planets-coming-from/

    03:44 NASA gives contracts for new Moon rovers


    https://www.universetoday.com/166500/nasa-teams-lunar-terrain-vehicle/

    05:32 SLIM's still alive


    https://www.universetoday.com/166431/against-all-odds-japans-slim-lander-survived-a-second-lunar-night-upside-down/

    06:48 Hopping on the Moon


    https://www.universetoday.com/166473/a-robot-hopper-to-explore-the-moons-dangerous-terrain/

    08:54 Vote results
    09:45 Earliest possible Moon formation


    https://www.universetoday.com/166479/whats-the-earliest-the-moon-could-have-formed/

    11:54 Simulating a neutron star surface


    https://www.universetoday.com/166434/it-takes-a-supercomputer-to-properly-simulate-a-neutron-stars-surface/

    13:19 Newsletter
    13:59 How to watch the eclipse


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    • 16 min
    [Q&A] Supernova VS Nova, Orientation of the Moon, Gravitational Lensing of the CMB

    [Q&A] Supernova VS Nova, Orientation of the Moon, Gravitational Lensing of the CMB

    Does gravitational lensing affect the CMB? Can the Great Attractor solve the Hubble tension? Why don't we put a Deep Space Network antenna in space? What's the difference between a nova and a supernova? Answering all these questions and more in this week's Q&A show.


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    00:00 Start
    01:31 [Andoria] How does gravitational lensing affect the CMB?
    05:31 [Vulcan] What's the difference between a nova and a supernova?
    11:25 [Risa] Can the Great Attractor be the reason for the Hubble tension?
    13:55 [Aeturen] Orientation of the Moon in different places on Earth
    15:52 [Vendikar] Why not put the Deep Space Network in space?
    21:11 [Remus] Should we build a space station to travel to Mars?
    23:47 [Janus] Is there a limit for the periodic table elements?
    26:52 [Cait] What was my early life experience in Astronomy?
    30:54 [Betazed] What is the best thing to see from a southern latitude?
    33:38 [Cheleb] Why were stars in the early universe so much larger than stars today?
    37:56 [Nimbus] Would I go to Mars?
    40:13 [Belos] Do we know about moons orbiting other moons?


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    • 44 min
    [Special] Where Are All The Aliens? We Ranked Every Explanation

    [Special] Where Are All The Aliens? We Ranked Every Explanation

    The Fermi paradox has many solutions. Many explanations for the fact that we don't see any signs of intelligent life in the Universe. We ranked all the major ones and put them into tiers from S to D.


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    00:00:00 Intro
    00:01:33 Fermi paradox
    00:02:25 Zoo Hypothesis
    00:06:19 Prime Directive
    00:11:10 Simulation Hypothesis
    00:16:54 Dark Forest
    00:25:48 The Great Filter
    00:33:54 Self-Destruction
    00:40:16 We're The First
    00:44:15 Rare Intelligence
    00:49:00 We're Alone
    00:56:00 Communication Barrier
    01:04:35 Post-Biological Life
    01:12:16 Hibernation Hypothesis
    01:16:31 Our Tech Isn't Good Enough
    01:20:49 We're Searching In Wrong Places
    01:24:08 Aliens Are Among Us
    01:27:01 Interstellar Travel is Impossible
    01:36:19 Reapers
    01:42:03 Expansion is Inefficient
    01:47:48 There Is a Better Way


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    • 1 hr 58 min
    [Space Bites] New EHT Image of Sgr A* // VERITAS is back // Supernova in Almost Real Time

    [Space Bites] New EHT Image of Sgr A* // VERITAS is back // Supernova in Almost Real Time

    See the magnetic fields twisting around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole, a supernova was seen in almost real time, NASA announces its planetary science goals for Artemis III and Gaia finds two ancient building blocks of the Milky Way.


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    00:00 Intro
    00:18 New EHT image of Sag A


    https://www.universetoday.com/166327/new-view-reveals-magnetic-fields-around-our-galaxys-giant-black-hole/

    02:45 Supernova caught in almost real time


    https://keckobservatory.org/sn2023ixf/

    04:55 Artemis 3 planetary science goals


    https://www.universetoday.com/166321/nasa-reveals-its-planetary-science-goals-for-artemis-iii/

    07:12 Gaia finds ancient streams of stars


    https://www.universetoday.com/166303/gaia-finds-ancient-streams-of-stars-that-formed-the-milky-way/

    08:29 Veritas mission is back in business


    https://www.universetoday.com/166299/nasas-veritas-mission-breathes-new-life/

    10:11 Vote results
    10:53 China's Moon relay satellite
    12:18 Hubble sees two newly born stars


    https://www.universetoday.com/166359/hubble-sees-a-star-about-to-ignite/

    14:32 Live Starlink map


    https://www.universetoday.com/166319/watch-a-real-time-map-of-starlinks-orbiting-earth/

    15:39 More news
    16:28 Venus


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