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.

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

24th Jan, 2019

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

23rd Aug, 2018

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

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

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.

Cosmic Dawn: The Science of JWST

10th May, 2017

In October 2018, humanity will launch the largest and most powerful telescope ever put into space which will provide a new set of eyes on the cosmos that promises to engrave humanity's understanding of our place in the universe forever. There are fo

Dragonfly 44: A Mysterious Galaxy Made of Mostly Dark Matter

9th Dec, 2016

Hangout made possible by .SPACE Domains: https://goo.gl/j6BgTp If dark matter is, well, dark how can it be found? Remarkably, a team of astronomers found a galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter by using several powerful telescopes. The galaxy i