Crash Course – Astronomy – 8: Tides

This YouTube video explains the phenomena of tides and tidal forces.

This is the eighth video of the Crash Course – Astronomy series, hosted by Dr. Phil Plait. This video describes tidal forces due to the differences in gravitational pull of one object on different parts of another object.

From the video description:

Table of Contents:

  • Gravity Over Distance 0:44
  • Tidal Force Parameters 1:35
  • Battle of the Bulges 2:55
  • Tidal Lock 6:17
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Crash Course channel on YouTube

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Crash Course - Astronomy Series

Crash Course - Astronomy Series

This collection of YouTube videos is hosted by astronomer Phil Plait. It covers a vast range of astronomical topics at an introductory and approachable level.

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