We use M53 as bit of an excuse for an up/down north/south space debate.
Dr Meghan Gray works at the University of Nottingham.
Deep Sky Videos website: http://www.deepskyvideos.com/
More about the astronomers in our videos: http://www.deepskyvideos.com/pages/contributors.html
Videos by Brady Haran
Brady's other channels include:
http://www.youtube.com/periodicvideos (Chemistry stuff)
http://www.youtube.com/sixtysymbols (Physics and astronomy)
http://www.youtube.com/numberphile (Numbers and maths)
http://www.youtube.com/nottinghamscience (Science and behind the scenes)
http://www.youtube.com/foodskey (Food science)
http://www.youtube.com/BackstageScience (Big science facilities)
http://www.youtube.com/favscientist (Favourite scientists)
http://www.youtube.com/bibledex (Academic look at the Bible)
http://www.youtube.com/wordsoftheworld (Modern language and culture)
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