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    The Dark Energy Survey Revealed New Origins of Stars in Our Galaxy

    For years now, astronomers have been looking at the sky to try and find dark energy — energy that mathematically should exist, but that we’re not sure how to detect, or where to find. To detect the undetectable, scientists build increasingly sensitive telescopes and point them at the sky to do a survey. And one of those had an unexpected side-effect… The Milky Way has billions of stars, the Dark Energy Survey just uncovered a bunch of them weren’t born here. Instead, they migrated to our shores and are now living their lives as productive members of our galactic society! We know this because in the hunt for dark energy,…

  • We’re STILL Not Saying It’s Aliens, But Tabby’s Star Is Getting Weirder
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    We’re STILL Not Saying It’s Aliens, But Tabby’s Star Is Getting Weirder

    KIC 8462852 probably sounds like a string of random letters and numbers to you but I’m willing to bet if you’ve watched this channel long enough, you’ve heard it before. It’s the name of a star, also known as Tabby’s Star, and it set the internet ablaze a couple years back when it dimmed in ways nobody could really explain, unless you pinned it on aliens building massive structures to power their civilization. Since then though we haven’t seen the star’s light fade, and so public interest in it did. But in April of 2017 light levels started dropping again, giving astronomers new clues to come up with new ideas.…

  • Here’s What It Actually Takes to Be a NASA Astronaut
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    Here’s What It Actually Takes to Be a NASA Astronaut

    When NASA started recruiting for its first astronaut class in 1959, it had no idea what it was looking for because it didn’t know what was going to happen to the human body in space. Basically the agency needed people used to flying dangerous missions in untested vehicles while giving real-time feedback to engineers… which pretty much narrowed the pool to test pilots. President Eisenhower stipulated that due to the potential top-secret nature of this endeavour, they should be in the military. And this led to the basic qualifications for the first batch of astronauts. Military pilots who’d graduated from a test pilot school holding a bachelor’s of engineering with…