Space Documentaries

Deep Astronomy has a long history of creating short, mini-documentaries highlighting an interesting topic in astronomy designed to shake your perspective on the cosmos.

The Closest Known Black Hole

5th Oct, 2022

Lone black holes drifting through interstellar space are impossible to unless we can observe the effect they have on things nearby that we can see. What is the closest known black hole?

The Hellscape of 55 Cancri e

12th Aug, 2022

55 Cancri e is an exoplanet so close to its it's entire year is only a few hours. 55 Cancri e is a planet that can only be described as a hellscape. Astronomers believe that this planet is rocky and a little larger than the Earth. It is in a system that is 41 light years away.

The Cartwheel Galaxy From Webb Space Telescope

5th Aug, 2022

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing new details about star formation and the galaxy’s central black hole. Webb’s powerful infrared gaze produced this detailed image of the Cartwheel and two smaller companion galaxies against a backdrop of many other galaxies. This image provides a new view of how the Cartwheel Galaxy has changed over billions of years.

Apophis Asteroid is Coming

13th Feb, 2020

Scientists are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the asteroid Apophis in 2029. This close encounter promises to be an amazing event for the entire world

The Disappearing Rings of Saturn

31st Jan, 2019

Like this content? Please consider becoming a patron: New NASA research indicates that Saturn’s iconic rings are not only younger than previously thought, but also that these rings are actually disappearing. The r

Change 4 See You On the Far Side of the Moon Corrected

25th Jan, 2019

Like this content? Please consider becoming a patron: The first video incorrectly used the Sun-Earth L2 Point in the diagram, not the Earth-Moon L2 Point. This video corrects that mistake. On January 3rd 2019 a spa