M68 – The Poster Child Cluster – Deep Sky Videos

From DeepSkyVideos. Professor Mike Merrifield discusses the globular cluster Messier 68 (also known as NGC 4590). More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ More Messier objects: http://bit.ly/MessierObjects BVI CCD Photometry of Galactic Globular Clusters. II. M68: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1994AJ….108..555W/abstract Studies based on the colors and magnitudes in stellar clusters. VII. The distances, distribution in space, and…

M106 – MEGA MASER QUASAR – Deep Sky Videos

From DeepSkyVideos. Dr Becky Smethurst discusses Messier 106 (aka NGC 4258) – and the world of megamasers. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ More Messier objects: http://bit.ly/MessierObjects More of our videos with Becky: http://bit.ly/Becky_Playlist Dr Becky Smethurst: https://rebeccasmethurst.co.uk Read and see more… Orion spectrum: http://www.bu.edu/prism/pages/orionspec_jpg.htm NGC 7213 spectrum: https://ned.ipac.caltech.edu/level5/March02/Netzer/Netzer9_3.html Evidence for a black…

Merlin – The Engine that Won the War

From Curious Droid. Sounds like a bit of a bold claim that one engine helped change the course of WW 2 but when you see the evidence it has a lot validity but how did one little engine change the course of world events and become the engine that won the war. I would like…

Could We Really Sleep in Space for Years?

From Curious Droid. Getting around in deep space or even between the planets of the solar system with our current transport technology is a slow business taking months and years, so to save resources, weight and keep the crew from climbing the walls we could put them into a form of suspended animation much like…

The Size and Shape of Raindrops – Sixty Symbols

From Sixty Symbols. All about how raindrops form and fall. Featuring Professor Mike Merrifield. More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ More with Professor Merrifield: http://bit.ly/Merrifield_Playlist Our weather-themed playlist: http://bit.ly/Weather_Videos Professor Merrifield on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astromikemerri Deep Sky Videos astronomy videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/DeepSkyVideos Papers from this video… STUDIES OF RAINDROPS AND RAINDROP PHENOMENA ftp://ftp.library.noaa.gov/docs.lib/htdocs/rescue/mwr/032/mwr-032-10-0450.pdf THE DISTRIBUTION…

Is this the fastest thing in the universe?

From Curious Droid. In 1991 a cosmic ray was detected that was far more powerful than anything seen before. Since then over 70 more have been detected but how they were created and were they came from is still a bit of a mystery. In this video, we look at what is the fastest physical…

M103 – Tracking a Red Giant – Deep Sky Videos

From DeepSkyVideos. One of these stars is not like the others – what’s going on? M103 is also known as NGC 581. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Featuring Professor Mike Merrifield from the University of Nottingham. Prof Merrifield on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AstroMikeMerri More videos with Prof Merrifield: http://bit.ly/Merrifield_Playlist More Messier videos: http://bit.ly/MessierObjects PAPER:…

Exploring a HUGE Radio Telescope in VR 180

From PBS Space Time. This is a VR180 video so pop on your Google Cardboard or VR Headset to be totally immersed in our world! No headset? No problem. Move your mobile phone around and catch the total 180 experience. Have fun looking down from the catwalk! How can you build a telescope that can…

Apollo’s Forgotten Computer – The LVDC

From Curious Droid. Although the Apollo missions had much less computing power than a modern smart-phone the computers used where essential to getting it done Although many think it was the Apollo Guidance Computer or AGC that did everything there was another, the Launch Vehicle Digital Computer or LVDC. This controlled and flew the Saturn…