JWST rules out MOST LIKELY culprit for “Crisis in Cosmology” | Night Sky News January 2024

From Dr. Becky.

If you’re struggling, consider therapy with BetterHelp #ad. Click https://betterhelp.com/drbecky for a 10% discount on your first month of therapy with a credentialed professional specific to your needs. In this episode of Night Sky News we’re chatting about the latest results from the AAS243 meeting including the Big Ring megastructure of galaxies, the most distant fast radio burst, and of course the latest from JWST on the "Crisis in Cosmology" (aka the Hubble Tension) which has ruled out the most likely culprit that we all had our money on. Is it time for some new physics?

#astronomy #space #AAS243

My previous video on astrophotography – https://youtu.be/ToN15U6dy1Q?si=Xmlh-RAk73B6wR5L
My previous video on what tests NASA will do with the OSIRIS-REx sample – https://youtu.be/WCMX3Ze2EbU?si=nYFDngh-Bmur404w
My previous video on Brian May’s astrophysics PhD thesis on dust – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noT8kkdl8hE
My previous video on the Euclid Space Telescope – https://youtu.be/JFAB1MhYGyc?si=RnvYe6zjYW0GBF2R
My previous video on the first images from Euclid – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm018SSn9eo&t=466s
My playlist of Crisis in Cosmology videos – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd19WvC9yqUf5TRqYoMYxEwjT6JIDW4Zn
My playlist of alternate gravity theory videos – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd19WvC9yqUe_IteZI-qP_yqvohNR9Of3

AAS 243 – https://aas.org/meetings/aas243
Astrobites AAS243 blogs – https://astrobites.org/tag/aas/
AAS abstracts on ADS (google for astrophysics research) – https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/search/p_=0&q=bibstem%3A%22AAS%22&sort=date%20desc%2C%20bibcode%20desc
Big Ring mega structure press release – https://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/big-ring-in-the-sky
Lopez et al. (2022; giant arc discovery) – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2201.06875.pdf
Gordon et al. (2024; most distant fast radio burst galaxy host imaged) – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2311.10815.pdf
Pandya et al. (2024; shapes of galaxies with JWST going bananas) – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2310.15232.pdf
Pacucci et al. (2023; correlations between supermassive black hole mass and galaxy mass with JWST) – https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ad0158
OSIRIS-REx team blog – https://blogs.nasa.gov/osiris-rex/
Riess et al. (2023; cepheids with JWST) – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2401.04773.pdf
Anand et al. (2023; TRGB with JWST) – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2401.04776.pdf
Li et al. (2023; JAGB stars with JWST) – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2401.04777.pdf

00:00 Intro
01:02 Saturn at sunset (gone soon!)
01:42 27th Jan Mercury + Mars Conjunction
03:24 7th Feb Venus + Toenail Moon!
04:04 Valentine’s Day! Jupiter, Moon, and Pleiades
04:50 BetterHelp
06:25 AAS 243!
07:20 The "Big Ring" Megastructure of Galaxies
11:53 Hubble images most-distant FRB galaxy
16:27 Early Supermassive Black Holes larger than expected
19:18 OSIRIS-REx canister finally opened!
22:10 Crisis in Cosmology made worse by 3 JWST results!
32:43 Conclusion & Bloopers

Video edited by Jonny Hyman: https://www.youtube.com/@theHumanVerse

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.