Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Cool astro videos?

Can anyone recommend favorite astronomy videos? So far I've got this one below, from RXTE (via youtube), which beautifully illustrates how the X-ray sky changes from night to night.

What other videos are out there? Of course "Powers of 10" and "Cosmos" are famous, but what undiscovered viral treasures are out there? All you have to do is beat the video of the inside of a TSA X-ray machine.


Becky said...

I have a bunch that I've downloaded onto my laptop for teaching, so of course I can't find them online again.

But this video is a cool combination of galaxy sims and Hubble observations.

dr. dave said...

well, there are always my gripping lectures... one of which has scored 140,000 views on youtube already! ;)

Anne M. Archibald said...

Perhaps a bit technical, but there are some nice videos about a friend's recent work on the double pulsar. And then there's the "video" taken by Chandra of the Crab Nebula. And there's the video of the pulsars in 47 Tuc. And then there are the various antenna timelapses.