Friday, November 13, 2015

"Video Astronomy"

Above, an amazing one minute video footage of Jupiter taken by the YouTube channel Victor matos goiano.

Although I live in an urbanized area, I am able to stargaze due to what I refer to as an "island of stars" above the adjacent county park. Everything visible in the night sky is from our own Galaxy, the Milky Way. Apparently, some of the stars are so far away that they no longer exist, and we can merely see their light from long ago. The planets we see are in real time, which makes them exciting to watch. You would think that these videos would have a huge number of hits.

Below, all from the Victor matos goiano channel, are one minute videos of Saturn, Mars, and a crescent Moon with Venus:

Below, from the edutelescopios channel, are the two stars of Alpha Centauri (A and B); the closest stars beyond the Earth:


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