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  • March 4, 2016
    This is the LEGO orrery (a mechanical model of the solar system, or just the earth, moon and sun) built by LEGOManiac Jason Allemann (of LEGO labyrinth fame). It's surprisingly accurate too, considering its size and the fact it was made out of plastic LEGO bits. I probably co... / Continue →
  • February 16, 2016
    This is a stunning 4K timelapse of the sun from January 1, 2015 to January 28, 2016. It was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which orbits earth. Hopefully they make another timelapse this year so you can all see me whizzing by on my way to my fiery death. SDO's... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2015
    This is a visual representation of how many earths could fit inside the sun, provided there are actually 1.3-million little blue balls in that plastic sphere. Are there? I have no clue. I've never been good at those 'guess how many gumballs are in the jar' games. I am not v... / Continue →
  • February 18, 2015
    This is a video from Chelyabinsk, Russia, of what appears to be a triple sunrise (aka a sun dog -- I saw one in Minnesota once). Obviously, it's not ACTUALLY a triple sunrise though because earth only has two suns. It just appeared to have three in this case due to a halo eff... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2015
    This is 'Riding Light', a video imagining the camera as a ray of light traveling away from the sun towards the planets of the solar system at the speed of light. Feel free to skip around though, because the video is over 43-minutes long (the time it takes for light to reach Ju... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2014
    This is a composite shot of the sun, taken earlier this month showing it getting into the Halloween spirit and grinning like a jack-o-lantern. Did you know Halloween is the sun's favorite holiday? It's true. You know what it dressed up as last year? Uranus. Mostly because ... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    With air pollution nearly 26-times as dense as the World Health Organization considers safe, residents of Beijing watch the sunrise on a giant video monitor because you can't see the real thing. Pfft, who wants to see the sunrise anyways? I want to wake up at noon. Then go b... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2013
    Note: Worthwhile larger shot HERE in case you want to burn your retinas out. This is a composite shot of our sun showing 365-days worth of solar storm activity. Can you imagine if all those storms had happened at once? I bet we'd lose cell phone coverage. OR WOULD WE ALL PE... / Continue →
  • May 10, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE. This is a beautiful composite shot of yesterday's 'ring of fire' eclipse as viewed from Cape York, Australia. So that's what all the kangaroos were watching yesterday. Me? I didn't watch anything but my little sister for two hours while my mom wen... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2012
    Astronomers have announced the discovery of a planet with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR suns. My parents? My parents have two sons -- Frank and I. Frank is the good one. The distant world orbits one pair of stars which have a second stellar pair revolving around t... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2012
    Did you know earth is that small compared to the sun? Oh you did? Well did you know earth really isn't that close to the sun? You knew that too, huh? Well excuse me for trying to educate, Mr. Smarty Pants. MASSIVE SOLAR ERUPTION!: This "long filament of solar material," a... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2010
    Tokyoflash just released four new designs in time for the holidays and they are, clockwise(!!!!!111) from top left: the Transit, Joypad, Lightspeed and RPM. The first three designs are available in both black and white (but NOT red all over. If yours is red all over you're pr... / Continue →