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The GPS-navigated rolling of the dung beetle

From all across the galaxy, the light of billions of stars finds its way to Earth, passes through our atmosphere, and enters the eyes of a small South African beetle rolling a ball of dung. The beetle’s eyes are not s...

Taking the very first picture of a black hole – Black Hole Hunters

From the excellent Out There series from The New York Times: Black Hole Hunters, the story of the Earth-sized array of observation stations synchronized to capture Sagittarius A*, the astronomical radio source at the ...

Solar System, Milky Way, Laniakea: Our home supercluster

Our home planet, Earth, circles the sun. The sun, our star, is but one of billions of stars in the Milky Way, our home galaxy... and beyond that? Where on the map of the cosmos is the Milky Way? For the first time, we...

The Solar System — our home in space

Take a trip through The Solar System — our home in space in this Kurzgesagt animation by information designer Philipp Dettmer.

How our Earth and solar system were formed

How our Earth and solar system were formed, from The Universe With Stephen Hawking - The Story of Everything. (Narrated by Stephen Hawking and Benedict Cumberbatch.)

Alien Matter in the Solar System

“Alien matter" detected by a NASA spacecraft orbiting Earth shows that the chemical make-up of our solar system differs from that of the surrounding galaxy.  Watch more vi...

Night Time Lapse of Comet Lovejoy

Night Time Lapse of Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) rising above the Andes near Santiago de Chile, 23rd December 2011, just before sunrise. Set of 4 sequences taken with different lenses “...

Landscapes – Exploring Arizona and Utah in time lapse

Landscapes: Volume Two — the second of three, with notes here — features stunning images of Arizona and Utah, including time lapse skies filled with stars. Via @brainpicker. 

Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds from Western Australia

There’s no sound and it’s short. But it’s sweet and should be watched full screen: Milky Way and Magellanic Clouds from Western Australia, by Colin Legg. Watch more videos by Colin Legg on t...