An Astrophysicist reacts to funny SPACE MEMES | PART 5

From Dr. Becky.

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Write messages in galaxies which look like letters:

My previous video on how we know the Sun has 5 billion years left to live:
My previous video on methane detected on Mars:

00:00 – Introduction
00:45 – Meme 1: buying a telescope leads to clouds
04:37 – Meme 2: Pluto ISN’T A PLANET
06:14 – Meme 3: Voyager Golden Records and JWST ?
09:21 – Meme 4: Curiosity vs Perseverance on Mars
11:13 – Meme 5: Great Wall of China from Space
12:23 – Meme 6: Death of the Sun
14:46 – Planet Wild AD
16:01 – Bloopers

Video filmed on a Sony ⍺7 IV

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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.