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Video: Meet ALMA, a revolutionary new telescope

The ALMA telescope, high in the northern Chilean desert, was officially inaugurated this spring. EarthSky was there. Check out our video!


Two video feeds: The International Space Station in real time

To see our home planet from above – in real time – is awesome. Livestream video from ISS here, plus we link to a page showing the space stations’s current position.

Neptune. Credit: NASA

Video for your ears: What do planets sound like?

NASA Space Sounds: what happens when spacecraft are used to record radio emissions from planetary environments, which are then converted to sound waves.

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Alchemy, beautiful nature video

A tour of light and landscape in the American Southwest

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Video: Extreme closeup of a Giant Galapagos Tortoise

Tortoise notices the camera and comes over to investigate.


Video: Three years of the sun in three minutes

This video includes two eclipses by the moon, the largest flare of our current cycle, the Comet Lovejoy and the transit of Venus.

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Video: Meteor shower in high California desert

Can’t wait for tonight’s Lyrid meteor shower, or can’t watch due to clouds? Check out this beautiful video of the 2010 Geminid shower.

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Video: The science of cute

Did you know that looking at cute pictures activates the same part of the brain as using cocaine or meth?

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Video: Bird ballet of starlings over Marseille

This short video shows clouds of starlings flocking over Marseille, France, at dusk.

Peter Cook trained Ronan to keep beat. Photo: C. Reichmuth

Sea lion is first non-human mammal shown to keep a beat

Previously, only birds with talents for vocal mimicry were thought to possess rhythmic ability in the animal kingdom.