Recently, the availability of legitimate science documentaries, much less those about space, has become much harder to come by on View Instant. Oh, yes, there are plenty of options for pseudo-science and bad astronomy - from ghost hunting adventures to ancient aliens and this Friday's scheduled Mayan Apocalypse - but there are now only a smattering of documentaries about archeology, or biology, or physics and chemistry. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 11 best science documentaries on YouTube.
YouTube is an entertainment haven - a place to lose yourself in hours of free content. But beyond the random wonder of animal videos or pranks gone wrong, you can also find a plethora of enlightening documentaries. They're funded with ads, and are shown in roughly DVD (480p) quality. Be aware that some films move in and out of the free category, so if you're reading this in 2012 or beyond, some films may no longer be available. You can also check our list of 13 Best Nature Documentaries on YouTube.