Harvard Discovers a Huge Wave Structure in the Milky Way

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Paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1874-z
Map: http://worldwidetelescope.org/webclient/?tourUrl=https%3A%2F%2Ffaun.rc.fas.harvard.edu%2Fczucker%2FPaper_Figures%2FRadWave_AAS_Press.WTT
Other visualizations: https://sites.google.com/cfa.harvard.edu/radcliffewave/visuals?authuser=0

  1. Frank Houston

    Kowabunga surf that Galaxy Wave Dude❗️👁✔️👁👌

  2. Chris Knowles

    hello wonderful person. i just enjoy how he starts his videos, which are good also.

  3. Pat Pezzi

    Dr. Becky posted a video just yesterday on the same topic. She has even an interview with the authors of the paper.

  4. Mickeyislowd

    Lets go surfing with the Aliens:)

  5. fred houpt

    Give up on black holes, dark matter, dark energy. That wave is more than likely going to be exposed as a gigantic Birkeland current.

  6. Clovis Miranda

    Hang loose, bro!

  7. ThePaulv12

    Yeah it’s The Nexus – it’ll be here in 500 years.

  8. Fred Glaeser

    Mr Wonderful,
    In 13 million years will we be able to see the great attractor on the other side of the galactic ecliptic?

  9. Joseph Smock

    This reminds me of the moon wave harmonics recently discovered. Maybe there is a similar harmonic with other orbiting bodies on a galactic scale?

  10. BIG BOSS

    I need the tr3b to come pick me up

  11. Yooo

    Thank you, absolutely loved this video!

  12. Dindu Nufn

    Am I the only person who sees a face above his right shoulder at 1:25?

  13. Ray Brodie

    The more we look , the more we SEE 👀😎🖖🏿🖖🏿

  14. IndigoAce

    Although Hard R said everything I was going to say so succinctly, I still would like to thank you for this amazing content. I appreciate the hard work and detailed research you put into your videos. Thanks again for doing what you do!

  15. Jared Houston

    I don’t know what caused this,
    lets just say “dark matter” did it.
    Science is a joke these days

  16. Robert Dye

    Super interesting Anton! Nice job with the research brother 👍.
    Enjoy your videos and keep them coming.

  17. omega311888

    educational as always. thank you for teaching me something new pretty much every day!

  18. Paul Cockram

    Loved this post, very interesting.

  19. Phenix Day

    Yes, yes look at the pretty clouds and pay no mind to the support beams. 🤣 joking.

  20. David German Duck

    a video with no apocaliptical message thankyou XD seriously thanks

  21. Dakota the Dog

    I love space and sci-fi stuff.

  22. Yeshua Bainz

    alert me only when u guys actually find any UFO..

  23. Fred Fadungy

    Very interesting :-) like n Sub !

  24. Olegh Rozman

    Спасибо. Было интересно. Так держать!

  25. Nick Lutz

    why do you call it a wave structure when its traditionally called a waveform?

  26. Luz Rodriguez

    Whauw!!! That is mind blowing! Happy to find your channel. The best one is out there. Keep up the good work.

  27. Michael Klos

    It is most likely a part of the galaxy….
    May find more parts of the galaxy that are the same…

  28. Simon Hanson

    Thank you Anton, so informative as always. Our universe is just mind-bogglingly awesome

  29. omdev shastri

    love your content, please continue your hard work!!

  30. Rudy Flores

    Daaayum, We are riding a wave man? Dooope!

  31. Ouch Damn

    Watching What Da Math and Dr. Becky, and I’ll practically have that astronomy degree I left behind.

  32. Israfael D.

    This is mind boggling!

  33. GhostRadio

    This is super freaking interesting.

  34. real news

    Just wondering how far some of these structures move over the increasing number of parsecs in observation. There must be something akin to parallax to compensate for..maybe called parsax? In the map?

  35. Alex Harris

    Gotta love those 3D maps

  36. Victor Unbea

    The Goa’uld are up to something. Get in touch with SG command!

  37. Da Church of Eppie

    Best explanation is some sort of stuff we don’t even know enough about to name…
    WTF, man?
    Love the topic, love the presenter, but the conclusions are a real let down.

  38. lasarith2

    Narly Dude, like ride the wave 🌊

  39. crazyjimmiy

    What do you think would happen when we go through a peak or trough? Would there be any electromagnetic effect on our solar system?

  40. Chance Michael Kirk

    The Nexus wave From Star Trek… Duh

  41. Greg Camp

    The stars got bored waiting for the halftime show.

  42. Jari Haukilahti

    I can imagine we have a big rouge black hole from on of those absorbed dwarfgalaxies that behind the wave.

  43. Dr.Controversial

    Hello anton, this is wonderful person.

  44. Thanasis Athanasiou

    I bet Anton has a secret nuclear missile
    “Hello wonderful person the missile will launch in 3…2…1…”

  45. Cameron

    Drinking game idea: take a shot every time Anton uses the word “unusual”
    😜 Love you Anton

  46. Adymn Sani

    when I first heard about this wave like structure, I thought “huh, of course it would be a wave since our Sun is thought to oscillate up and down through the Galactic plane”…thanks for sharing

  47. Guy Tech

    My guess is that its a remnant of a collision with a dwarf galaxy. When the dwarf galaxy collided, it could have unrolled creating a sine wave pattern.

  48. Cory Stork

    420 thousand subs! Badass. Have a good bong hit for that! Lol

  49. Greybeard

    And the wave is created by…..drum roll……dark matter, the catch all explanation for every goddamn thing in astronomy.

  50. z1mt0n1x

    Guess Daniel Radcliffe will always be remembered now :P

  51. Kula_lala

    1,000,000 more views till your first 100 Million views, you definitely deserve more, great work!

  52. McNasty

    I could eat this everyday for breakfast lunch and dinner 🍽

  53. djmikeymack

    Hopefully it’s not the Scourge

  54. Karim Amin

    It’s a plasma wave of death heading to destroy us all!

  55. Kailem Jones

    This is The Event 🌄

  56. Stratowind

    4:20 did you just call the wavelength as the time period?

  57. Viv W

    This was talked about on an old space doco I saw back in the early 2000s

  58. J L

    Reminds me of that one time Thor & co. had to take a trip through the Devil’s Anus. What a ride.

  59. BIG BOSS

    How long cuz it’s January 9th 2019 is today supposed to pick me up

  60. Ben-Jammin' and the Marmalades

    We are one race: the surfer race 🤙hang loose, brah

  61. Merlin5by5

    Looks like God did a cannon ball dive into the milky way pool.

  62. Rob Harwood

    Cool finding! Thanks for reporting on it, Anton!

  63. RS H

    I think dark matter/energy is just the plasma/gas thats between systems acting as giant filaments that has a greater impact than gravity.

  64. THX 1138

    Dark matter did it….Anyone else notice whenever astronomers can’t explain something they blame Dark Matter :)

  65. Samu

    Maybe the origin of this wave structure is the same as the galactic spiral structure: The galactic Magnetic Field.

  66. E 10

    How do you have time to discover that when you’re passing through space

  67. Aurinkohirvi

    How about if the whole galaxy waves like that?

  68. Ben Lindsay

    Happy New Year, Anton ! I really enjoy watching all your great videos. You do a marvellous job !

  69. please don't

    The milky way: 🌊
    Earth: 😎

  70. MrMeanh

    Me: How do you explain this still unexplained thing in cosmology?
    Scientists: Dark matter!
    Theologians: God!
    Me: Still waiting for an actual explanation…

  71. paradigm respawn

    Could this Wave be some sort of ElectroMagnetic/Gravitational Resonance “Structure” ?
    I’ve often thought about “Gravity Threads” and now it seems to be a topic.

  72. Ian M

    That map is the coolest! Thank you Wonderful Person!

  73. Ed Felty

    Is this related to the “galactic void” that our solar system is supposed to be entering?

  74. Robert White

    the earth moveth not
    per the Word of the Lord. false experiments, omission of data, false math. this guy seems really smart…just mislead

  75. alan silverman

    Nothing surprising – you can see that the wave follows along a spiral arm – fully consistent with what we see of star forming regions in other galaxies…

  76. Poes Law

    Sol is doing the wave, party on!

  77. Daniel Radcliff

    A wave named after me

  78. Melanie

    ” Hello wonderful person ,” I LIKE HIM !

  79. Lappies Labuschagne

    This is a load of bull$&”!

  80. John Stopman

    Have a wonderful new year Anton ;-)

  81. atombond

    Anton will you be discussing the new earth like exoplanet discovered by TESS recently?


    We’re in a huge ocean.
    “Huge Jerry!” 🤣

  83. Marc Brann

    Dark matter? Hmm everything is dark matter untill it’s not..

  84. MDP_Toaster

    Instead of -Surfing the USA-
    We’re all -Surfing the Milky Way-

  85. Hlafordlaes

    Hey, Anton. I get tired just thinking about the effort you put in to get these out daily.

  86. Above & Beyond Vapor

    These kind of ‘molecular waves’ might be a really significant force in the motions we observe in the universe. Hence, rather than supporting ‘dark matter’ theory, these waves may replace dark matter theory.

  87. Based lvl 9000 Ultra Chad Boomer

    Here we go again with dark matter yet another unexplained phenomenon explained easily by the unexplainable dark matter 🤨

  88. nocturnal

    Hey Anton I just received my Wonderful Person t-shirt, now wherever I go I will always be a wonderful person.

  89. Richard Alleman

    This is quite clearly the “nexus” as described in the documentary Star Trek Generations.

  90. flashkraft

    Its the energy ribbon from Star Trek Generations.

  91. gbgman97

    It’s almost as if the region is being continuously hit by an oscillating current sheet

  92. Gústaf Gunnarsson

    been watching youtube for years and never comment, but just thank you for all those videos I really enjoy them.

  93. Herufaia

    Now all I need is a hundred light year long surfboard…

  94. Kimberly Colley

    I bet this wave is like a rat — if you see one, there are thousands you haven’t seen yet.

  95. Peggy Severinsen

    I was reading a book where one of the characters is named Anton Petrov. He is a Russian diplomat who keeps the peace in this futuristic space story.

  96. Jan Antonie Bánki

    Light up a doobie and surf that Star Wave duude… I feel ya

  97. Joe Doherty

    Wave structure in plasma system. Could it be.. electromagnetic? Nah not magical enough, call it dark matter

  98. james taube

    I can not believe it. The Beach Boys were right. Everybody is surfing.

  99. TheFartThatWasNotNeeded

    Its the Milky wave!!

  100. Hard R

    i’m so glad i found this channel, i’d been looking for a way to conveniently get the latest news on these topics and you’re absolutely stellar at delivering them.
    Thank you for the work you do, anton. i love it.

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