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Hubblecasts: a wonderful Hubble video resource
The Hubble Space Telescope turns 30 this year, but did you know that in addition to furnishing us with countless spectacular images over three decades, ESA and NASA have also created a treasure trove of fantastic Hubble-related videos?
If you’ve never come across them, there are 120+ to get your teeth into. Most run for
about five minutes and they cover topics
from the history of the telescope, to its many discoveries and the stories behind those amazing pictures. It’s an excellent
source for fleshing out the science, with
highlights including a look at galactic mergers (episode 76) and Hubble’s unprecedented view of the Eagle Nebula’s Pillars of Creation (episode 82). Hubblecast 102 explores what Hubble’s exoplanet observations can tell us about their atmospheres, and don’t miss episode 113, a short documentary on Nancy Roman, ‘the mother of Hubble’ who was instrumental in making the giant telescope a reality.
With some top-notch graphic effects to boot, these films really reward watching on a big screen rather than just on your mobile.