Shining new light on: air and space, history, science, nature and pop culture. Smithsonian Channel. It’s Brighter Here.
#OnThisDay in 1930, construction began on the Hoover Dam. Today, over 1 million people benefit from the hydroelectric power generated by the dam. For more, watch this clip from #AerialAmerica : Nevada.
#OTD in 1947, the #Roswell Army Air Field issued a press release claiming that the U.S. military had recovered the remains of a “flying disc.” Was it a weather balloon? A UFO? Get answers on UFOs Declassified: Roswell Report. It lands today at 3PM. 🛸
Amazing! 😮 Watch to the end to see spectacular underwater footage of killer whales. For more close encounters with whales, sharks, and squid, tune in tonight at 10PM for Hunt for the Super Predator. #WildWednesday
Ready to enter a world of intrigue? Like ❤️ this Tweet to set a reminder for the premiere of Spy Wars with Damian Lewis on Sunday.
Breaking! The first image of a black hole has been captured using data from the #EventHorizon telescope. We captured the magic in this video. Catch the full story of this landmark discovery on Friday at 9PM when #BlackHole Hunters premieres: #EHTblackhole
Scientists have announced the woolly mammoth could be resurrected within 2 years. See the science for yourself:
Discover the true story behind the guidebook that helped black motorists travel the country safely. Green Book: Guide to Freedom officially premieres next week, but you can watch the whole documentary now on . #HistoryMonday #BHM
He played to make history, not friends. The Major League Legend of Ted Williams airs Monday at 8.