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VideoMar 2020

Astrum | How do we know it rains iron on WASP-76b?

(5:52) There is an exoplanet where it rains iron, but it is 690 light years away. So how could we possibly know that?

Jan 2020

There are more stars in the universe than...

There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth. There are more atoms in a single grain of sand than there are stars in the universe. Two thought-provoking facts.

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VideoDec 2008

The Barnum Effect - Is everyone a mass murderer?

The tendency for people to accept very general or vague characterisations of themselves.

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VideoDec 2011

The promise of Kepler 22B

(6:17) On December 5, 2011, the Kepler science team confirmed the existence of the most Earth-like planet so far discovered, orbiting a star not dissimilar to our sun, a mere 600 light years away.

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InteractiveAug 2009

Star Race

Space racing game. Arrow keys to accelerate and move your space ship. Collect extras and dodge the turrets.

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AnimationOct 2010

Day and night on Mars

No clouds, no life - a typical day in the Martian summer. Time lapse from the surface of Mars.

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VideoNov 2013

13 facts about space that will make your head explode

(3:41) Cracked collection of head exploding facts about the stars in the universe, including our very own sun.

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VideoNov 2009

Texas Star Party all-night time-lapse

Astrophotographer William Castleman shot a beautiful time-lapse video of the galactic centre of The Milky Way during the 2009 Texas Star Party in Fort Davis, TX

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AnimationAug 2010

Active night sky over Cotopaxi volcano, Equador

The night sky is far from dark and empty. As the clouds dissipate, a sky packed with stars appears to rotate around the volcano's peak. 600 light years away in our Milky Way, the Coalsack Dark Nebula and the Southern Cross (the light and dark band of stars) are clearly visible. Satellites streak by from several directions. When thin clouds are overhead, the brightest stars twinkle. Lights of climbers flash on the volcano side (starting around 1:13). Time-lapse movie by Stephane Guisard.

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VideoAug 2010

Carl Sagan discovers a deeper answer to 'what are stars?'

If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars. Carl Sagan describes how he came to know what stars are. An inspiring story indeed.

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