Tag Archives: Phil Plait

Throwback Thursday #7 – Kepler

In last week’s Throwback Thursday, we focused on Darwin and the species on our planet. This week we’re focusing on the Kepler spacecraft and the new planets it has discovered. Back in 2011, Kepler discovered several planets orbiting within the habitable zone … Continue reading

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Real Time Aurora, Shooting Stars And A Polar Bear

A stunningly beautiful real time aurora by skydivephil, complete with multiple colours, shooting stars, and a wandering polar bear. Phil Plait over at Slate has some extra information on what you’re seeing, namely the wondrous corona. I really like the … Continue reading

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Crash Course Astronomy

Crash Course Astronomy is a new weekly series by Phil Plait, done under the auspices of Hank and John Green’s Crash Course educational videos and sponsored by PBS Digital Studios. The first episode, Introduction to Astronomy, is shown above, and Phil Plait … Continue reading

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Wanderers

“Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of … Continue reading

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Truths About Vaccines

Vaccines save lives, millions of lives, each year. Yet despite this, anti-vaxxers insist that vaccines are dangerous, poisonous and will kill you. So here are some links for you to show you the real truth about vaccines. First up, the always excellent Phil Plait … Continue reading

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The ESO Observatories: Atacama Transitions And Landscapes Under The Southern Sky

This is a simply superb piece of time lapse photography, taken by Christoph Malin. It is set at the ESO Observatories in the Atacama Desert, which is known for its super clear night skies. And what skies they are! It’s breathtaking seeing the … Continue reading

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How The Sun Sees You

This video by Thomas Leveritt makes you wonder, makes you smile, and makes you think. Using an ultraviolet lens, people were filmed and got to see what they looked like in UV, just like how the sun would see you. It’s amazing … Continue reading

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