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A60s – A Galactic Heartbeat

https://youtu.be/kG5MHyHWLIg

Astroholic Vlog: Dyson Spheres

In this Astroholic Vlog I will be talking about Dyson Spheres. Dyson Spheres are hypothetical megastructures purposely built around stars to absorb most or all of the stellar electromagnetic output. The idea comes from science...

The Universe in 10 Features: 6. Spiral Galaxies

As we've seen in the previous vlog, spiral Galaxies started forming from the primordial protogalaxies about 11 billion years ago. The formation of spiral galaxies is important because it happened at the peak of population II stars formation and allowed for planets to form.

Smashing Galaxies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHFEmCggoLA In the first Astroholic Vlog, I present a soap box talk (minus the box) about merging galaxies.  

Some facts on Betelgeuse going supernova

Every few months, I see articles about Betelgeuse, the right shoulder in the constellation of Orion, ready to go supernova. The articles vary from the sensational to the apocalyptic and I can understand why it is a fascinating subject. A supernova in our galactic backyard.

The Seven Wonders of the Milky Way

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2jPHp1FkcQ The Seven Wonders of the Milky Way are: The Sagittarius stream, a long, complex, structure made of stars that wrap in polar orbit around the Galaxy. It consists of tidally stripped stars from the Sagittarius Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy. The...

The Universe in 10 Features: 10. Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYkFoByE2ag&feature=youtu.be The final feature for this series is Life. The Universe is such mind-boggling huge place that we are most definitely the best that random chances and selfish genes can produce. NASA defines life as a: “Self-sustaining...

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