This is a 5-second (literally, five seconds) time-lapse video of the sun exploding with a brilliant solar flare yesterday (April 16th). It wasn't a particularly strong one, but it is one of the most impressive NASA's managed to catch on tape. The most impressive thing I've managed to catch on tape? A duck eating a frog. He was all, "What you got there, GW -- balled up pieces of bread? I'mma eat this frog!"
Hit the jump for the five second version, along with a minute version so you can see the before and after (the blast is right at 0:24).
This is a small series of photos of our sun (you and I -- we had a boy together) in the ultraviolet and x-ray spectrums. As you can see, it looks nothing like what it does when you're just staring at it in real life. Then it just looks all orangish-white and your eyes start h... / Continue →
Note: Worthwhile larger version HERE.
This is an animated gif that makes the sun appear 3-D. Also, blue. While interesting, what's even more interesting is the UFO that keeps blinking in the bottom right corner. I suspect they're siphoning off our sun's energy like I do my ... / Continue →
This is a gallery of winners from the 2012 Space Foundation Student Art Contest in which pre-kindergarten through high school students in the US, Turkey and Pakistan were encouraged to paint or draw outer space with the theme 'Space is Infinite - Explore'. Obviously, the youn... / Continue →