How Do Rockets Shoot Into Space? | Summer School Week 5 | Twig Science Reporter

[male announcer] “T-minus 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, “go for main engine start, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and zero and lift-off of space shuttle Atlantis.” How is a rocket launched into space? How can it push itself upwards when there doesn’t seem to be anything to push against? It relies on the fact that every […]

No, We Didn’t Discover a Bizarro Universe | SciShow News

This episode is sponsored by Blinkist. Blinkist takes all of the need-to-know information from thousands of nonfiction books and condenses it down into just 15 minutes. Go to to learn more. [♪ INTRO] By now, you’ve probably seen some news articles announcing the discovery of a parallel universe where time runs backwards. I’m sorry to say we […]

How Do We Measure Mountains? | Summer School Bonus Ep. Week 4 | Twig Science Reporter

When measured from its underwater base to its summit, at about 10 kilometers high, the mountain Mauna Kea in Hawaii is about one kilometer taller than Mount Everest. But did you know? The tallest mountain in the Solar System is not on Earth– it is on Mars. Formed from an extinct volcano, Olympus Mons is nearly 25 kilometers […]

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