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Expedition 34/35’s return to Earth from the ISS

The Canadian Space Agency has one of the better summary videos about Expedition 34/35’s return to Earth from the International Space Station. Watch CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield and his ...

Pale Blue Dot, animated

Pale Blue Dot, a 2-D animation by London-based studio ORDER. A visual response to Carl Sagan’s famed ‘PaleBlue Dot‘ piece where he muses on our planet’s appearance in a photograph taken b...

Astronaut Chris Hadfield: What it’s like to live in space

Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield has made it a part of his five month mission to educate about space, science and the International Space Station through a series of videos about ...

Time-Lapse Earth from the ISS

With footage taken from the International Space Station, NASA fan Bruce W Berry Jr cleaned up and created this Time-Lapse | Earth homage. The location views are listed in order:  1. A Jump over the Terminator2. Sa...

Comet Pan-STARRS

Photographer Dan Finnerty's time lapse view of comet Pan-STARRS over Southern California is breath-taking. The colorful sunset and moon setting doesn’t hurt either. Full screen! From...

Space Balloonacy! Balloons popped in ISS microgravity

Because doing physics in space can produce some rarely-seen results, NASA astronaut Don Pettit conducted experiments on video while aboard the International Space Station in 2011/12. In this Science Off the Sphere vi...

It’s Okay to Be Smart: The Auroras

From PBS’ Digital Studios, It’s Okay to Be Smart's The Auroras, Earth’s Art Show! Learn More about the invisible forcefield — a magnetic field — that protects all life on Earth from space radia...

Night Wanderers: Asteroid 2012 DA 14 passing Earth (February 2013)

Night Wanderers, captured by space and time-lapse enthusiast Colin Legg. As you may have heard, the asteroid 2012 DA14 silently glided past Earth on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Observations us...

Meteorite Over Chelyabinsk, Russia Caught on a Dash Cam

…a very big meteor burned up over Chelyabinsk, a city in Russia just east of the Ural mountains, and about 1500 kilometers east of Moscow. The fireball was incredibly bright, rivaling...

Hello Kitty goes to space

We’ve seen this experiment a few times before, but never with Hello Kitty “catonaut” in a Japanese rocket made by a 12-year-old. And perhaps not with such a glorious pop: NASA doesn’t have a loc...

How do astronauts wash their hands in space?

Life’s daily little details get interesting when you live in microgravity. For example, how do astronauts wash their hands in space? ISS Commander and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield de...

Mars: Dry Ice and Dunes

Watch the spring thaw of seasonal dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) on Mars, brought to us by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Oskar Fischinger’s Optical Poem

Optical Poem, an abstract piece of stop-motion history, was made in 1938 by German-born Oskar Fischinger, an avant-garde animator, filmmaker and painter. The familiar music is Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No...

A 25 minute tour of the International Space Station

In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yur...

Further Up Yonder: A Message From ISS To All Humankind

Further Up Yonder: A Message From ISS To All Humankind by film student Giacomo Sardelli, using images and audio messages courtesy of NASA. The video’s transcript:  As the most forward...

Melody Sheep: Our Story in 1 Minute

Our Story in 1 Minute: A tapestry of footage tracing the cosmic and biological origins of our species, set to original music. 

NASA: Computer Model Shows a Disk Galaxy’s Life History

This cosmological simulation follows the development of a single disk galaxy over about 13.5 billion years, from shortly after the Big Bang to the present time. Colors indicate old stars (r...

NASA: Magnificent Solar Eruption in Full HD

On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, ...