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 Disappearing Rings of Saturn

31st Jan, 2019 - 8685 views

Like this content? Please consider becoming a patron: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy 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 - 4361 views

Like this content? Please consider becoming a patron: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy 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

Chang'e 4: See You On the Far Side of the Moon

24th Jan, 2019 - 3895 views

On January 3rd 2019 a spacecraft launched by the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program or CLEP, touched down on the far side of the Moon. This event marks the first time humans have softly landed in this lunar realm.

The Earth As An Exoplanet

22nd Aug, 2018 - 9387 views

What would Earth look like as an exoplanet? How would Earth appear to our space telescopes looking for worlds like ours?

The Dark Galaxy Dragonfly 44: A Galaxy Almost Entirely Dark Matter

20th Mar, 2018 - 19.5k views

Relatively nearby at 300 million light years from Earth, the dark galaxy Dragonfly 44 had been missed by astronomers for decades because it was dim. This galaxy had too few stars. Astronomers suspected it was mostly dark matter.

The Amazing Orion Nebula As Seen By Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes

12th Jan, 2018 - 15.7k views

On January 2017, the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescope missions released an amazing flythrough of the Orion Nebula, or M42. Never before have we had such an amazing view in the infrared of this stunning stellar nursery.