Astronomy News Today
And no, that doesn't mean that "the Big Bang never happened" 🤦🏻♀️ This month we're debunking some viral claims about James Webb Space Telescope data, chatting about the Artemis 1 mission and whether Betelgeuse's weird dimming has finally been explained.
All raw JWST data that has been made public is accessed via MAST: https://mast.stsci.edu/portal/Mashup/Clients/Mast/Portal.html
Keep up-to-date with all things JWST on the NASA blog: https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/
Sibeck et al. (2011) - https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-4614-9554-3_3
Ferreira et al. (2022) - https://arxiv.org/pdf/2207.09428.pdf
Suess et al. (2022) - https://arxiv.org/pdf/2207.10655.pdf
Simmons et al. (2014) - https://arxiv.org/pdf/1409.1214.pdf
Dupree et al. (2022) - https://arxiv.org/pdf/2208.01676.pdf
00:00 - Introduction
00:31 - My new book "A Brief History of Black Holes"
01:51 - Summer Triangle & Milky Way last chance
03:06 - Jupiter & Saturn
04:00 - Mars & Aldeberan pairing
04:17 - Mercury at greatest eastern elongation
05:31 - Neptune at Opposition
06:38 - Artemis 1 Mission launch imminent
10:52 - Latest JWST images
13:11 - No, JWST hasn't shown "the Big Bang didn't happen"
16:26 - JWST reveals disk galaxies formed earlier in the Universe
19:45 - JWST largest deep field galaxy image ever
22:10 - Betelgeuse's weird dimming explained?
26:03 - Bloopers
My previous video on beginner astrophotography tips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToN15U6dy1Q
My previous Night Sky News on not finding the most distant galaxy with JWST yet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRWnj1rq30I
My previous Night Sky News video talking about Betelgeuse - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfAy5H1LRNw
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👩🏽💻 I'm Dr. Becky Smethurst, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford (Christ Church). I love making videos about science with an unnatural level of enthusiasm. I like to focus on how we know things, not just what we know. And especially, the things we still don't know. If you've ever wondered about something in space and couldn't find an answer online - you can ask me! My day job is to do research into how supermassive black holes can affect the galaxies that they live in. In particular, I look at whether the energy output from the disk of material orbiting around a growing supermassive black hole can stop a galaxy from forming stars.