Videos from Space Fan News

Space Fan News is published every other Friday on YouTube and Facebook (as well as here of course) and is supported entirely by Deep Astronomy Patreon Patrons.
If you love space and learning about the latest news and science from the world of space astronomy, then check out Space Fan News every Friday!
Consider supporting!

Are you a Space Fan? Would you like to become a reporter for Space Fan News? Read our SFN Submission Guidelines

Found 132 videos in "Space Fan News" category

Mars InSight Landing MarCO Steals the Show

1st Dec, 2018 - 3.1k views

Space Fan News is Sponsored by OPT Telescopes and Patreon Patrons: In this episode NASA successfully puts another lander on the Red Planet. Earlier this week,

As Mission Dies, Gaia Revises Kepler Earth-sized Exoplanet Count

1st Nov, 2018 - 3.2k views

As NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope ends its mission once and for all, ESA’s GAIA Space Telescope data shows that some Kepler planets need revising.

New Method For Finding Stellar-sized Black Holes

26th Oct, 2018 - 2.8k views

New method for detecting black holes in orbit around other stars looks very promising.

Hubble Space Telescope Update

24th Oct, 2018 - 2.3k views

The mission engineers and scientists for the Hubble Space Telescope have been working to correct some technical issues with the gyros that point the venerable space telescope. Hubble went into safe mode a couple of weeks ago and now seems to be back

Our Space Telescopes Are Dying!

12th Oct, 2018 - 4.1k views

Think about it: Hubble is down to one gyro, maybe two; Kepler is in safe mode; and today, the Chandra X-ray telescope went into safe mode; Spitzer has run out of coolant what's going to replace these observatories?

Hubble Space Telescope Goes into Safe Mode: Beginning of the End?

9th Oct, 2018 - 4.2k views

The venerable Hubble Space Telescope has been put into safe mode by mission managers. One gyro has failed and another is malfunctioning. Only two directional gyros remain.

First Light from NASA's Parker Solar Probe

28th Sep, 2018 - 4.9k views

Earlier this month, the Parker Solar Probe (PSP) sent back its first data and images from all four science instruments onboard.

The First Two Worlds of TESS

22nd Sep, 2018 - 3.5k views

Get ready for the avalanche folks! TESS is starting to return science data and already they've discovered two exoplanets. In this episode, I'll let you know more about them.

TESS First Light: The Search for Exoplanets Has Begun!

19th Sep, 2018 - 3.1k views

TESS the transiting exoplanet survey satellite, has taken its first science image. This image is the first in the first sector of the southern hemisphere and shows both LMC and SMC

Cosmic Bell Test of Entanglement Using Distant Quasars

8th Sep, 2018 - 3.1k views

In this episode, we’re going to take on the topic of quantum entanglement. That feature of quantum mechanics that Einstein called a spooky action at a distance. Well last month astronomers used very distant quasars to remove a possible bias in a

Can We Find Exoplanets Using Gravitational Waves?

10th Aug, 2018 - 2.8k views

Is it possible to find exoplanets using their gravitational wave signatures? If the orbit of the planet is close enough and short enough to the host star, then yes it is. But boy what a system it would need to be!

Are Exomoons a Better Place to Look For Life?

9th Aug, 2018 - 2.3k views

Let’s talk about ExoMoons, you know, those moons in orbit around other planets around other stars in our galaxy. Is it possible that they might be better harbors for life?