Will Starshot’s Insterstellar Journey Succeed? | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

Will Starshot’s Insterstellar Journey Succeed? | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

Breakthrough Starshot plans to send spacecraft to the nearest star within your lifetime. Is this for real? Does this mean it’s the future, finally? [MUSIC PLAYING] Do you remember when the future had spaceships? I grew up in the afterglow of the Apollo program, in …

Is Time Travel Impossible?

Is Time Travel Impossible?

If time travel turns out to be possible, I hereby invite future time travelers to join me on set I’ll post the address one year from today. Okay. Right now. Well that’s a bummer. Time travel stories are cool because both the past and future …

Real Possibilities For Interstellar Travel!

Real Possibilities For Interstellar Travel!

From special kinds of engines to new technologies that’ll literally warp us across the galaxy, join me as I show you some real potential interstellar travel possibilities. 7. How To Define Interstellar Travel You might think that the term “interstellar travel” means a lot of …

Traveling Light

Traveling Light

Vsauce, I’m Jake and it is good to have some company out here…I’ve been alone for quite some time. We’re currently headed 10,000ly away from Earth. You actually just missed Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our own solar system at 4.37 light years …

Astronauts Answer Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Know

Hey guys what’s up it’s Charlie here and today we’re going to be looking at astronauts answering questions you’ve always wanted to know ever wondered what it’s like in outer space well astronauts online have actually answered questions you’ve always wondered about going into outer …

Holiday Science: Time Traveling Scrooge

Holiday Science: Time Traveling Scrooge

Old-time radio announcer: From John Hopkins University, it’s holiday science! Putting your favorite seasonal stories under the microscope. My name is Ibrahima Bah. I’m faculty at Johns Hopkins. My specialty is in theoretical physics. Christmas Carol– you know everyone gets to see it… (laughs) …growing …

What’s inside a REAL Time Travel Machine?

What’s inside a REAL Time Travel Machine?

– Tell me the future, weird box. (dramatic music) Oh it’s true, it’s true. Welcome back to What’s Inside, I’m Lincoln, this is Dan. And today we have a real time machine. – Did you know that you can buy them? We went to the …

Is Time Travel Really Possible?

Is Time Travel Really Possible?

Imagine you own a watch that let’s you travel through time. One day, you get the bright idea to travel back to the 1920’s to mess with your grandparents. You press a few buttons, and suddenly you’re standing beside old Pappy who is taking in …

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

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 …

Superluminal Time Travel + Time Warp Challenge Answer | Space Time

Superluminal Time Travel + Time Warp Challenge Answer | Space Time

Traveling faster than light and traveling backwards in time are the same thing. Today I’m going to prove that to you. Faster-than-light travel is, understandably, a staple of science fiction. The reality of the vast scale of our universe, even with our galaxy, is inconvenient …