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When it comes to telescopes, bigger is better. That's why we're investing billions of dollars into a new generation of "extremely large telescopes", such as the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT). But is 30 meters truly extreme? Could it be possible to ever build a telescope on the scale of a planet? In a new research paper by our very own Professor David Kipping, a solution for turning the Earth into a "Terrascope" is presented. Join us on a journey though the history of telescope inventions as well David's own personal journey to devising this new radical approach to the telescope. Written and Presented by Professor David Kipping The Terrascope paper can be found at: ► Kipping, David (2019), "The Terrascope: On the Possibility of Using the Earth as an Atmospheric Lens", PASP, accepted for publication: http://coolworlds.astro.columbia.edu/terrascope.pdf Chapters 0:00 - Prologue 0:43 - Telescopes through Time 7:48 - Natural Lensing 14:02 - The Green Flash 18:55 - The Terrascope 26:42 - Dreams of Our Youth Video materials and graphics used: ► JWST timelapse from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12145 ► GTC footage by Gianluca Lombardi: https://youtu.be/K7padkb0-n8 ► ELT animation by ESO & Herbert Zodet: https://www.eso.org/public/usa/videos/elttrailer-notext/ ► GMT mirror casting by University of Arizona Steward Observatory Mirror Lab: https://youtu.be/uWHkoU2EqyM ► Water lensing clips by Spa Nederland: https://youtu.be/yPhLTjjIHJc ► NASA/International Space Station footage of the Earth ► Green Flash footage by Mila Zinkova: https://youtu.be/t9hpvdHb7ZM ► Earth timelapse taken by EPIC onboard NOAA's DSCOVR satellite, video by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Kayvon Sharghi: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12312 ► WFIRST animation by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Conceptual Image Lab: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12153 ► JWST deployment animation by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/10660 Movies/TV scenes used: ► Interstellar (2014) ► Sunshine (2007) ► Einstein and Eddington (2008) Music used, in chronological order: ► "Waking Up" by Atlas, licensed through SoundStripe.com: https://app.soundstripe.com/songs/3984 ► Music from Neptune Flux, "The Oceans Continue to Rise" by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/neptuneflux/); licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) ► Music from Honor, "The Sun Is Scheduled to Come Out Tomorrow" by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/honor/); licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) ► Music from Neptune Flux, "Stories About the World That Once Was" by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/neptuneflux/); licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) ► "It's Always Darkest Before the Dawn" by Hill, licensed through SoundStripe.com: https://app.soundstripe.com/songs/7441 ► "Waking Up" by Atlas, licensed through SoundStripe.com: https://app.soundstripe.com/songs/3984 ► "Reverence" by Triad, licensed through SoundStripe.com: https://app.soundstripe.com/songs/754 ► Cylinder Two (http://chriszabriskie.com/cylinders/) by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/); licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) ► Music from Honor, "The Sun Is Scheduled to Come Out Tomorrow" by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/honor/); licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) And also... ► Columbia University Department of Astronomy: http://www.astro.columbia.edu ► Cool Worlds Lab website: http://coolworlds.astro.columbia.edu ::Playlists For Channel:: Latest Cool Worlds Videos ► http://bit.ly/NewCoolWorlds Cool Worlds Research ► http://bit.ly/CoolWorldsResearch Cool Worlds Long Form Videos ► http://bit.ly/CoolWorldsEssays Guest Videos ► http://bit.ly/CoolWorldsGuests Q&A Videos ► http://bit.ly/CoolWorldsQA Tabby's Star ► http://bit.ly/TabbysStar Science of TV/Film ► http://bit.ly/ScienceMovies ::Follow us:: SUBSCRIBE to the channel http://bit.ly/CoolWorldsSubscribe THANKS FOR WATCHING!! #Terrascope #EarthSizedTelescope #CoolWorlds
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Turning Earth Into a Telescope | The Terrascope