Videos from Germany
Over two decades in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope has made a huge number of observations. Every week, we publish new ones on the Hubble website. But hidden in Hubble’s huge data archives are some truly breathtaking images that have hardly ever been seen by anyone. In this episode, Dr J, aka Dr Joe Liske, explains what all this data is, what it’s for, and how you can take a look at it yourself. If you’re want to try your hand at looking through the archive for hidden treasures, why not enter our Hidden Treasures competition (competition closes 31 May 2012). Find a great dataset and you could win an iPod Touch, try your hand at processing the image and you could win an iPad.
In this episode of the Hubblecast, Joe Liske (aka Dr J) looks at newborn stars firing out jets of matter. These jets may cast new light on how the Sun formed 4.5 billion years ago. An international team of scientists led by astronomer Patrick Hartigan of Rice University in Houston, USA, has collected enough high-resolution Hubble images over a 14-year period to stitch together time-lapse movies of these jets. More info: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1113a/
In episode 49 of the Hubblecast, Dr Joe Liske (aka Dr J) asked viewers to send in their questions about astronomy and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. In episode 50, Dr J picks his favourite few questions from the hundreds that were sent in. More info: http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/hubblecast50a/
In this episode of the Hubblecast, we take a tour of the compact star-forming region Sh 2-106. Its hourglass shape is caused by the final, violent phases of a star’s formation in the middle of the gaseous nebula. This episode explains some of the science behind Hubble’s observations and brings them to life with detailed 3D computer visualisations. For more information visit http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1118a/
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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is famous for looking deep into the past of the Universe. But it can also predict the future. This episode of the Hubblecast takes us on a journey five billion years from now, to see the ultimate fate of the Solar System. Using stunning Hubble imagery of the death throes of Sun-like stars, narrator Joe Liske (aka Dr J) shows us what will happen when the Sun runs out of nuclear fuel — and how its wreckage will form the building blocks of new generations of stars. For more information go to http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/hubblecast52a/
Christian accepts Islam after posing a question to Dr. Zakir Naik. Young, brave and confident Christian from the audience in Toronto challenges Dr. Zakir Naik on the divinity of Jesus (pbuh). By the end of Dr. Zakir Naik's answer, brother Patrick becomes convinced, accepts Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them both) as messengers of Allah (God in English) and embraces Islam. May Allah bless him and keep him steadfast, ameen.
ESOcast 40: When Speed Matters — Discovery of the Accelerating Universe Wins 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics
This episode of the ESOcast looks at one of the key discoveries in physics: that our Universe is, in fact, not only expanding, but also speeding up. Scientists Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess of the US and Brian Schmidt of US/Australia were awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for the find. Having studied a particular type of exploding stars – known as Type 1a supernovae – they concluded that gravity appears to work backwards in distant galaxies, making more distant objects seem to move faster. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/esocast40a/.
This ESOcast describes how astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have discovered a gas cloud with several times the mass of the Earth accelerating fast towards the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. This is the first time ever that the approach of such a doomed cloud to a supermassive black hole has been observed. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1151a/