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
Space lost its innocence today…Hardboiled and underpaid, accompany a space cop at the crime scene of the future.Read More C.S.I. : #Ceres
Guarding the frozen soul of a long dead world…. Ah, science can be poetic sometimes!Read More #MetalCore: Walking on 16 Psyche
It’s “Out of the Silent Planet”, a la 2087. Where have you been? Extreme sports goes to Hell! And what the heck is with that car?Read More #NightFlighttoVenus
Venus is a dead world like it’s unfortunate sibling Mercury. Both planets are perilously close to our sun. Mercury lies only 58 million km from Sol and Venus is still uncomfortably close at 108.2 million km. However this cloud coated beauty orbits serenely on the very inner cusp of what astronomers call the “Goldilocks Zone”Read More #BackToVenus