Hubble’s Universe Vodcast
A mix of information about discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope and the results of research into those findings. This vodcast has been discontinued but old vodcasts are still available to watch below.
Episode 5: The Horsehead Nebula in the Infrared29 Sep 2013 at 11:00pm
The constellation of Orion is one of the most recognizable patterns in our night sky. Within its boundaries lies the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex, located some 1,500 light years away.
Inside this complex, on the farthest eastern edge of Orion's belt, is one of the most photographed nebulae in ...
Episode 20: A Horse of a Different Color4 Sep 2013 at 11:00pm
A Horse of a Different Color
The Horsehead Nebula is a striking, dark gas cloud just below Orion's belt. It is a favorite of both professional and amateur astronomers. However, as a dark nebula, most of its true structure is hidden from visible light observations. To celebrate the 23rd anniversa...Read more...
Episode 19: Planet Discoveries Revisited30 Jul 2013 at 11:00pm
Planet Discoveries Revisited
The field of extrasolar planets has exploded over the last couple decades, providing an entirely new suite of information on planetary systems in general and perspective on our own solar system in particular. One of the most exciting advances came when astronomers we...Read more...
Episode 4: The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D19 Jun 2013 at 11:00pm
Astronomers, in 1996, attempted something extraordinary. They pointed the Hubble Space Telescope into a part of the sky that seemed utterly empty, a patch devoid of any planets, stars and galaxies. This area was close to the Big Dipper, a very familiar constellation. The patch of sky was no bigg...Read more...
Episode 18: The Future of Space Astronomy10 Jun 2013 at 11:00pm
The Future of Space Astronomy
The Hubble Space Telescope has made amazing astronomical discoveries for 23 years. It still has a good number of years left, but without the Space Shuttle, servicing missions are no longer possible. The natural question is "what's next?" Astronomers have been planni...Read more...
Episode 3: The Hypernova of VY Canis Majoris19 May 2013 at 11:00pm
Stars come in a wide variety of sizes and temperatures. Among the largest class of stars, known as hypergiants, is the star VY Canis Majoris.
This star, located in our Milky Way galaxy, is 3,600 times the diameter of the Sun. When it dies, the resulting explosion will release more energy than 10...Read more...
Episode 2: IC 1101: The Largest Galaxy in the Universe8 May 2013 at 11:00pm
Of all the galaxies in the universe, which one is the largest? It's a natural question to ask, and in this video, we explore the answer. Of all galaxy types that exist in the universe, ellipticals are the largest. This one in particular, known only as IC 1101, is the king of them all.Read more...
Episode 17: Crash of the Titans12 Mar 2013 at 11:00pm
Crash of the Titans
Astronomers have known for decades that our Milky Way Galaxy and the neighboring Andromeda Galaxy are approaching each other. What we haven't known is just how close the encounter will be. Recent Hubble measurements have been able to pin down the trajectory with a smashing co...Read more...
Episode 1: Seeing Beyond: The James Webb Space Telescope7 Mar 2013 at 11:00pm
Astronomy changed on April 24th, 1990, with the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. Perched high above the Earth's atmosphere, no other scientific instrument has had a greater impact on how we view our place in the universe.
Hubble has given us unprecedented views of the cosmos: from detailed ...
Episode 16: Deep Universe30 Jan 2011 at 11:00pm
In order to observe the most distant objects in the universe, one needs two things: very fine resolution and very long exposures. As a space telescope, Hubble provides the detailed view. However, getting several days' worth of exposure for a single observation on this valuable resource is an extr...Read more...
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