If you don’t want to read, then listen! I have put this post up on a podcast I’m doing, available on Anchor FM, as well as certain other outlets. https://anchor.fm/astro-biological/embed/episodes/Planet-Building-e1ff39 If anyone has read “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” quadrilogy they would have been struck by some of the big ideas hidden within Douglas […]Read More Planet Building: Possible?
Hey all. I’m finally excited about something for the first time in awhile. I recently received a tablet from my LOVELY wife. It’s a Wacom Intuos Pro. I have been wanting an art tablet for years now. I had one once, but it was a slow, crappy little thing on slow crappy little computers. This […]Read More Some New Directions
My tiny little channel lives! I’m almost at 200 subscribers. UPDATE: 3rd APRIL 2018 200 Subscribers! Back to the post. That is peanuts, but it tells me this channel is definitely trending on an upward trajectory. My most recent video “A Brief History of Astrobiology” is doing well (hint, check it out!) Watch it for […]Read More Exploring Titan: a Channel Update
It’s a story that began 20000 years ago, and has been waiting for you. Like something out of a “Star Trek” episode. The vista before you hangs in the black like a portal into the fiery underbelly of all that’s good in the Universe. “Star Trek” You remember it now. The Battle of Wolf-359. It […]Read More Wolf-Rayet: The Day The Bubble Burst
My newest video features the bizarre metal asteroid 16 Psyche. This improbable chunk of iron and nickel may one day be mined, yielding metals worth over 10000 quadrillion dollars! No, that figure doesn’t seem real to me either. Here is the transcript for said episode. I had some fun experimenting with effects for this episode, […]Read More 16 Psyche
A few months ago I was watching a YouTube video which steered me towards the topic of this post. I am a (very small time) youtuber myself, and spend a lot of time looking for ways to tweak my content and make it more polished. The YouTube video mentioned above was made using screen capture […]Read More Making videos on your phone.
Hi all. It’s been a while I’m ashamed to admit. I’ve been working on a new Facebook group to raise the profile of my channel. It’s been fun. Here is the link (hint: join the group!) Here is my newest video. A basic breakdown of what exactly the Goldilocks (or circumstellar habitable) zone is, and […]Read More Goldilocks and the Three Planets
The Chicken and the Egg There’s an old theory known as Panspermia, which hypothesises that life got its initial leg up on Earth (around 4-3.5 billion years ago) after a long journey across space. According to this theory, (which at the very least is quite reasonable) the ingredients and precursor molecules for life hitched […]Read More Europa: Life Beneath the Ice?
I have been hard at work rebooting my Bens Lab YouTube channel. This has been prompted by a realisation that a niche topic such as astrobiology is not only insanely interesting, it can keep a niche channel alive, away from the blinding glare of the massively monolithic and sucessful general science channels dominating the platform. […]Read More Astro-biological: The living universe
An introduction to Astrobiology, showing that we really haven’t changed that much!Read More #Astrobiology