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2022-05-18: What If the Galactic Habitable Zone LIMITS Intelligent Life?

  • 12:04: ... drop down to a percent or two  if we ruled out the erratic red dwarf stars, the   most common star type. That still leaves billions  ...

2021-10-05: Why Magnetic Monopoles SHOULD Exist

  • 16:32: ... enough it smashes through the degeneracy pressure that supports white dwarf stars and instead produces a black hole or neutron ...

2021-08-10: How to Communicate Across the Quantum Multiverse

  • 14:02: ... episode we talked about this one very weird white dwarf star that scientists think may be the first observation of the result of the ...

2021-08-03: How An Extreme New Star Could Change All Cosmology

  • 00:21: ... particular “huh, that’s weird” takes the form of a white dwarf star that’s doing some stuff that no white dwarf should ever be able to do. ...

2021-04-13: What If Dark Matter Is Just Black Holes?

  • 07:58: ... object is a black hole or some other dark compact mass like a brown dwarf star, neutron star, Dyson sphere or a cluster of Reaper capital ships - as ...

2019-03-20: Is Dark Energy Getting Stronger?

  • 04:02: Type-1a supernovae– which result from exploding white dwarf stars.

2019-02-07: Sound Waves from the Beginning of Time

  • 05:01: At 380,000 years, the plasma hit a critical temperature of 3000 Kelvin, around the surface temperature of the coolest red dwarf stars.

2018-05-02: The Star at the End of Time

  • 02:41: ... 101, so let's get a little crunchy and figure out the lifespan of red dwarf stars, also known as "M dwarfs." We observe that a red dwarf with 10% of the ...
  • 04:20: Just like the Sun, the cores of red dwarf stars shrink and heat up over time.
  • 07:43: We don't know yet whether life can evolve around red dwarf stars.

2018-04-18: Using Stars to See Gravitational Waves

  • 08:03: A similar effect may cause white dwarf stars in binary orbits to explode as they absorb gravitational radiation from their own orbits.

2018-02-14: What is Energy?

  • 13:24: And that's around a tiny red dwarf star.

2017-03-15: Time Crystals!

  • 10:33: ... seven terrestrial and potentially habitable worlds around a nearby red dwarf star, the TRAPPIST-1 ...

2017-03-01: The Treasures of Trappist-1

  • 00:10: A nearby red dwarf star was discovered to have not one, but seven Earth-like planets, and any of them may be capable of supporting life.
  • 01:11: The star, TRAPPIST-1a, is an ultra cool dwarf star, about 10% the sun's diameter and less than 10% its mass.
  • 08:23: But this finding tells us that Earth sized planets are probably common around M dwarf stars.

2016-11-09: Did Dark Energy Just Disappear?

  • 00:37: These exploding white dwarf stars have predictable brightnesses that allow astronomers to figure out how far away they are.

2016-11-02: Quantum Vortices and Superconductivity + Drake Equation Challenge Answers

  • 08:01: Now we've studied all the non-red dwarf stars in that volume pretty thoroughly, and none of them show any signs of having Dyson Swarms.

2016-02-11: LIGO's First Detection of Gravitational Waves!

  • 06:48: ... see the slow ringing of binary white dwarf stars in our own galaxy, as well as the final dance of pairs of truly ...

2015-05-27: Habitable Exoplanets Debunked!

  • 02:49: Turns out Kepler 186F is about 10% larger in radius than Earth in an orbit around the size of Mercury around a fairly dim red dwarf star.
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