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  • February 19, 2015
    This is a timelapse released from NASA of the sun shot in various wavelengths to celebrate the five year anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory being in space (and taking all the pictures used for the videos). What's your favorite wavelength? I think mine is just long ... / 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 →
  • February 26, 2014
    In rare good news, astrobiologists have determined the earth should be habitable for at least another 1.75-billion years. For reference, that's 1.75-billion years minus 50 years more than I care about. The research was led by Andrew Rushby, from UEA's school of Environmenta... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    In news that shouldn't surprise anyone who likes to punish themselves by staring at the sun, our star is beautiful. And I'm not just saying that because without it we wouldn't be here, because I would actually prefer that. This is 'Jewel Box Sun', a video from NASA showing th... / 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 →
  • December 20, 2012
    Astronomers have discovered what they believe is a five-planet solar system orbiting Tau Ceti, a star with very similar luminosity to our sun. And one of those planets is the proper distance away from its sun "to sport mild temperatures, oceans of liquid water, and even life." ... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2012
    Give it to me straight, is that where Dr. Manhattan is from or not? A rogue planet with no star to orbit was recently discovered 100-light years away from earth. It's caused scientists to speculate that sunless planets are a lot more common than previously thought and realize... / 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 →
  • August 17, 2012
    According to a recent study published by space-scientists (astronomists? I've been drinking), our sun is the most perfectly spherical naturally occurring object in the known universe. And here I've been all along thinking it was pool balls. STUPID STUPID STUPID. Science, de... / Continue →
  • June 6, 2012
    Because you missed it, here are several shots from NASA's Solar Dynamics Laboratory telescope highlighting Venus' transit of the sun yesterday afternoon/evening. "Where were you when Venus transited the sun in 2012?" people will ask in the future. And how -- how will you resp... / Continue →