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 Hypernova of VY Canis Majoris

20th Apr, 2011

What is the largest star in the universe: the Hypergiant star known as VY Canis Majoris

The Decay of Heaven

25th Jan, 2011

A universe that is expanding and accelerating has bleak implications

The First Earth-Sized World of the Kepler Space Telescope

17th Jan, 2011

After gathering and analyzing over 8 months of data transmitted from the spacecraft, the Kepler Science Team announced the discovery of the first rocky, Earth-sized world: Kepler 10b

What Caused the Big Bang?

9th Jan, 2011

The question of what caused the Big Bang is one of the most difficult facing humanity. We may never find an answer, and even if we do, we probably won't understand it.

Where Are the First Stars and Galaxies?

28th Dec, 2010

There is a big gap in our observations from the CMB to the first galaxies almost a billion years later. The James Webb Space Telescope will help close that gap by looking for the first star

Why is the Sky Dark at Night?

4th Sep, 2010

Why is the Sky Dark at Night? It might seem like a silly question, but if all the light from the stars that ever lived shone throughout the universe, then the night sky would be as bright as day. It's called Olber's paradox and this video attempts to answer the question, So, why is that?