Space travel According to John

Space travel According to John from Jamie Stone on Vimeo.

A short film by Jamie Stone that animates the thoughts of a young boy named John. John ponders about space travel, Mars, and the existence of life on the planet.

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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.