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In this month’s Night Sky News we chat about how to spot the planets in the morning sky, the latest JWST updates, the new plan for OSIRIS-REx, Perseverance rover reaching the river delta in Jezero crater, and a supermassive black hole that looks like it has flipped the north and south poles of its magnetic field.
More info on Perseverance’s largest Marsquake detected – https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasas-insight-records-monster-quake-on-mars
Laha et al. (2022; supermassive black hole magnetic field flip, free to read) – https://arxiv.org/pdf/2203.07446.pdf
00:00 – Introduction
00:36 – 7 Planets in the Morning sky
02:26 – Jupiter & Mars conjunction
03:35 – The Milky Way from the southern hemisphere
04:12 – “Strawberry” supermoon
05:34 – 80,000 hours
07:36 – New Sag A* image
08:14 – JWST instruments fully aligned & next steps
11:55 – OSIRIS-REx mission extension to Apophis
13:09 – Six other NASA mission extensions
13:43 – Insight lander detects biggest Marsquake yet
14:49 – Perseverance & Ingenuity reach the river delta in Jezero Crater
18:01 – A supermassive black hole magnetic field flip?
23:26 – Outro
23:51 – Bloopers
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👩🏽💻 I’m Dr. Becky Smethurst, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford. 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.