3 Ways to Slingshot a Star

Thanks to CuriosityStream for supporting this episode! Go to CuriosityStream.com/Space to learn more. [♪ INTRO] The star-mapping satellite Gaia has been scanning the sky for five years now, building a catalog that should reach one billion stars. Given all that data, it makes sense that […]

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Alchemy: History of Science #10

These days, alchemy gets a bad rap. In fantasy stories, charlatans in fancy robes promise to turn lead into gold. But real alchemists weren’t just mystical misers. They were skilled experimentalists, backed by theories of matter. And they played a huge role in the development […]

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