Bonus: it’s narrated by Liam Neeson.
Bonus: it’s narrated by Liam Neeson.
A new pale blue dot, a Martian iguana and hearing interstellar space for the first time. It was a very good year indeed.
He absorbs the sun, and with it, strength.
Looks like the sun is waking up.
Does humanity stand a chance against our sun’s ultimate fate?
It does WHAT on Uranus?!
An erupting solar prominence, a gaseous loop coming from the Sun’s surface, was captured in ultraviolet light by NASA.
The sun’s magnetic fields are expected to switch in the next few months, basically flipping the north and south poles. It’s not the apocalypse, though: This naturally occurring change happens every 11 years when magnetic fields weaken and then reverse.
Unless you did. In which case, CHECK OUT THESE RAYS.
Watch this and you’ll never touch a razor again.
15-LOVE. Get it, because I love him.
It’s called magnetic reconnection and it’s the secret behind explosions on the surface of the sun. With new footage from 2 spaceships, NASA scientists were able to make this explanatory video on the mysterious process.
Planning some beach time at the weekend? Read on. (Via @PhilLucas)
Warning: This will change your perspective on everything in the universe.
Manhattanhenge occurs twice a year when the sun aligns itself with the east-west streets in Manhattan, New York.
Plus a mind-blowing time lapse video of the sun, the cutest sandwich bags in the world, and a stringent legal analysis of a Carrie Underwood song.
That globe of hot plasma could swallow the Earth whole. No big deal.
Freaky rare natural phenomena = so hot right now.
Try not to laugh along. Just try.
Thanks, Science Photography! Special filters and satellites caught some pretty impressive images yesterday of Venus transiting the sun, a phenomenon where Venus passes between the Earth and the Sun, that won’t happen again for 100 years.
After 25 years on the road veteran trucker Bill McElligott’s face shows the staggering effects of prolonged exposure to the sun. While the right side of his face looks his age (69), the left side is wrinkled and sagging from years of sun damage through the window of his truck. Note to self: Sunscreen.
In case avoiding cancer isn’t a good enough reason. A truck driver for 28 years, this 69 year old man suffers extreme pre-mature aging only on the driver’s side of his face.
Please use sunscreen everyone. I cannot stress this enough. (via reddit.com)
The best place to see the eclipse was across Asia and parts of the western United States. It was the first solar eclipse visible in North America in nearly 18 years.
Anything getting close to the sun would surely burn up. The only explanation then? Aliens. Or Cosmic Rays. Or Camera Malfunction.
The sun truly is a ball of rage and hate. For the first time ever, a massive solar tornado was caught on camera, dramatizing the hellish power of the sun.
Are you feeling depressed? Need a little more Vitamin D in your life? Then Bora Bora has the (conceptual) pill for you! The design was created for the Festival of Lights exhibition at Gallery Tator in Lyon, France where it was actually revealed in a pharmacy. (via designboom.com)
Surrrrrrre it was. This is supposedly video of a creature long known to be extinct crossing a river in Siberia. It was published by notorious British tabloid The Sun. Make of it what you will.
Following the shortest day of the year, at 12:03am this morning the Sun was at its greatest distance from the celestial equator marking the solstice and the beginning of winter. Although the days are short, there is good news!
Shield your eyes, children! You’ll need an SPF 100 yard restraining order.