Space videos

We’ve had telescopes sufficiently taking images of objects for a sufficiently long time that we can stitch them together into videos (with some interpolation) of those objects evolving, like this stellar jet:

or this light echo:

We can write down numbers like “400 billion stars in a galaxy”, but to watch the seemingly endless parade of stars as you look at a detailed image of a galaxy like Andromeda is something else entirely:

Even for light, space is incredibly vast. In this video we trace the path of a photon leaving the Sun in real time as it traverses the inner solar system out to Jupiter:

The movie I’m most looking forward to in 2015 isn’t a superhero action adventure or a gritty drama. It’s In Saturn’s Rings:

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