We have created an inspiring archive of topics covering astronomy, astrophysics and spaceflight delivering breathtaking video clips of all things involving space.

Alien worlds


Black holes and supernovae

Comets and asteroids


Earth and Moon

Future and fiction


Manned spaceflight



Rocket launches

Satellites and spacecraft

Solar system

Stars and constellations

Telescopes, research and observatories

The Milky Way

The Sun

The night sky

Space Showreel

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World Asteroid Day

30th June is the first Asteroid Day, aimed at raising the awareness and understanding of asteroids, and how we can detect and deal with any bodies that may impact the Earth. Founded by Dr Brian May and Grigorij Richters, more than 100 scientists, astronauts and artists have signed the Asteroid Day Declaration. Early detection could improve the chances of finding a solution.

Rosetta Probe Animations

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta arrived at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 9 a.m. GMT on 6th August after a ten-year journey. In November Rosetta will deploy a lander, Philae, to study the surface and drill down to the interior.

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