The Gangster Side of the Moon

 has edited together footage from NASA’s Apollo 16 mission to the Moon with a sample of Dr. Dre’s hip hop anthem ‘Still D.R.E.’ The goal is to remind everyone that science is cool and outer space is some real gangster shit. Thanks Ben, for doing your part in making space cool again.

The Sun

Using images captured by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Michael Konig edited together time lapse sequences of the sun’s atmosphere. The sequences were observed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft between 2011 and 2015. The amazing footage is incredibly powerful to say the least and the video itself has been making the rounds in the blogosphere. Now, its rays have reached The Ironicle.

 

SUN from Michael König on Vimeo.

The Remarkable Science of Solar Eclipses

As you may know, a solar eclipse was visible from Earth today. For those who got to see it, It was an amazing phenomenon of nature that rarely happens, but what’s actually behind a solar eclipse? For the scientist in the room, the answer is the Sun. Ah, thank you. But for everyone else, Vox has put together a great video describing the science behind a solar eclipse.