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Videos / Astronomy

How Space Elevators Will Work
Ever wonder how space elevators will work? This short film, produced by the Institute For Scientific Research, talks about the materials and theory behind the concept.

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STS-116 Shuttle Discovery Landing
STS-116 lands at Kennedy Space Center on December 22, 2006 in pretty nasty weather conditions.

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Theory Of Gravity Tested On The Moon
American astronauts dropped a hammer and a feather on the moon at the same time to see which would land first.

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Scale Of Solar Systems
Planets and stars from Mercury to the super-massive star VV Cephei are lined up to give a sense of scale.

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Astronaut Loses Camera in Space
On the STS-116 Discovery mission an astronaut loses her camera during a spacewalk.

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Crab Pulsar Wind Time-Lapse
This stunning time lapsed video showcases the dynamic rings and the jets of matter/antimatter surrounding the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. This footage has been recorded in X-ray light by Chandra (left, blue) and optical light by Hubble (right, red).

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