I hope you’re not one of those people who needs proof that astronomy is cool. You weren’t bored by those dry facts you had to memorize out of your grade school textbook. If you were, you must have had one dull teacher. Fortunately, there’s always Youtube. These awesome videos ought to liven things up for you and get you interested in astronomy again.
Comet Slams Into The Sun
Creation of the Crab Nebula
How are nebulas created anyway? Well, they are mostly formed from dying stars that blow off their outer shell. This video gives a good look at the Crab Nebula.
Mystery Hexagon on Saturn
Top Ten Pics from the Hubble Telescope
The Angry Alligator
A 3-D Flythrough of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Auroras As Seen From The International Space Station
The Shoemaker-Levy Comet Collides with Jupiter
The “Tattooine” Planet
While searching the cosmos for exoplanets, astronomers sometimes find some pretty weird stuff. This planet really does orbit two suns.
The Search for Earthlike Planets
On a related note, how do astronomers know what they’re looking at when searching for exoplanets? Professor Geoff Marcy gives a talk on the search for planets outside our solar system.
One Small Step
This is the biggest reason to be interested in astronomy. Will you be the next Neil Armstrong?
Some Books & Videos To Check Out
Astronomy on eBay