Yes, Apollo Flew Through the Van Allen Belts Going to the Moon

So every week I get one email and about two dozen YouTube comments from people challenging me saying that because of the radiation in the Van Allen belts we obviously didn’t go to the Moon because there’s no way we could possibly go through them without dying, and because this one NASA engineer in a video like four […]

Cell Transport

Captions are on! Turn off by clicking “CC” at bottom right. Follow us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) and Facebook! Have you ever wondered what it must be like to be inside a cell? Imagine the genetic material, the cytoplasm, the ribosomes—you will find that in almost ALL cells—-prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Eukaryote cells in addition have membrane bound organelles. All […]

Cherenkov Radiation: What If Something Travels Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

Have you ever noticed that when a supersonic military aircraft passes overhead at a very high speed, it leaves a thunderous boom in its wake? That tremendous cracking sound actually has a formal name – a SONIC BOOM. This intense phenomenon occurs when an object – in this case, an aircraft – travels faster than the speed of […]

Will We Ever Time Travel? Scientists Say ‘No’ Based on This New Discovery

So, this is probably what you think of when you picture an atom, right? The thing is, the central part of this model is just plain inaccurate. Scientists recently found the nucleus of some atoms don’t look like this at all, and it’s causing a ruckus because well, this newfound shape straight up shouldn’t exist. When you learned […]

How Far Do Mars Rovers Travel Before They Die?

There’s a robot about to complete a marathon on Mars! The finishing line could be hiding some of the most exciting science yet. Hello! I’m Ian O’Neill, space producer for Discovery News. I want to focus on an awesome little NASA robot that has become an extraterrestrial off-roading champion. Already a Solar System distance record holder — after […]

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