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SciShow Space takes you into Low Earth Orbit to explain how artificial satellites get up there and stay there — at least for a while.
October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended more than 24 miles above Earth’s surface to the edge of space in a stratospheric balloon. Millions across the globe watched as he opened the door of the capsule, stepped off the platform, and … Continue reading
How can the decay of muons produced in the Earth’s upper atmosphere provide evidence for the Special Theory of Relativity?
What is relativity all about? Relativistic velocity: When 1 + 1 = 1 Why can’t you go faster than light? Relativity: how people get time dilation wrong Relativity’s key concept: Lorentz gamma Einstein’s clocks Twin paradox: the real explanation Length … Continue reading
Are you really standing still? The Michelson-Morley Experiment Time dilation The Cosmic Speed Limit Mass-Energy Equivalence – E=mc²