Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

Astroid Discovery Visualization, 1980-2010

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

From the description with the video: “Video Created by Scott Manley, this is a view of the solar system showing the locations of all the asteroids starting in 1980, as asteroids are discovered they are added to the map and highlighted white so you can pick out the new ones. The final colour of an asteroids indicates how closely it comes to the inner solar system. Earth Crossers are Red. Earth Approachers (Perihelion less than 1.3AU) are Yellow. All Others are Green” Found at YouTube from szyzyg.

Meteor Shower At Joshua Tree National Park Under The Milky Way

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Timelapse video of the Perseid Meteor Shower and the galactic core of the Milky Way as seen from Joshua Tree National Park, taken between August 12 and August 15, 2010. Found at Vimeo from Henry Jun Wah Lee.

Carl Sagan: A Universe Not Made For Us

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Excerpts from Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. More specifically, from the chapter titled A Universe Not Made For Us. I edited together the audio from the audio-book, and added the video from Stephen Hawking’s Into the Universe and Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Solar System. The music is Jack’s Theme from the Lost soundtrack. Found at YouTube from callumCGLP.

Jupiter Hit By Asteroid

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Brian Williams reports that Jupiter was hit by an asteroid, taking one for the team. Nicely played, Jupiter. Found at YouTube from itsmefoo.

Dark Matter Explained

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Rhawn Joseph, Ph.D. explains dark matter & dark energy, accompanied by Beethoven’s 9th symphony. I like it. Found at YouTube from Sarastarlight.

Happy Birthday, Hubble!

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Twenty years ago a shuttle carrying NASA’s Hubble telescope was launched into space. As Jeff Glor reports, NASA is sharing thousands of new incredible images from outer space. Found at YouTube from CBSNewsOnline.