Hairy black holes?! Plus JWST alignment image explained | Night Sky News March 2022

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This month we’re chatting all about the details behind the James Webb Space Telescope’s recent alignment image, the suspension of ExoMars, and whether black holes have quantum hair! Plus all the planets to look out for in the night sky this month. #stargazing #spacenews

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Calmet et al. (2022; hairy black holes?) –

00:00 – Introduction
00:40 – The March sky
01:33 – Venus, Mars & Saturn morning sky
01:49 – Toenail Moon and planets 27th/28th March
02:19 – Jupiter joins them mid April
02:34 – Meteors and the ISS
03:09 – JWST image and diffraction limited resolution
08:32 – JWST 8 pointed star shape explained
10:50 – What’s next for JWST?
13:37 – ExoMars & Rosalind Franklin rover suspended
15:25 – Quantum hairy black holes?!
21:05 – Outro
21:34 – Wondrium educational streaming service
23:04 – 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.

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