3-D model lets you "fly through" a 300-year-old supernova. Mesmerizing Videos of Northern and Southern Lights Seen From Space. InShare0 The billowing radiance of the northern and southern lights is among the most beautiful sights known to humanity – and that's when seen from the ground.
Imagine watching the lights from low-Earth orbit.Through the International Space Station's windows, 200 miles above Earth's surface, the auroras borealis and australis dance across continents. They're a regular treat for ISS astronauts who circuit the planet every few hours, passing frequently over Earth's polar regions, where the auroras are strongest. Only infrequently do the lights, created when solar particles collide with Earth's magnetic field, drift to more median latitudes. One such show occurred last week after a large solar flare buffeted Earth with gusts of solar wind. Earth's atmosphere creates glow-in-the-dark light show. Sandrine Ceurstemont, editor, New Scientist TV Auroras aren't the only light show shining above the Earth.
The atmosphere itself can also produce light, creating rings of colour that glow in the dark. Now neuroscientist and moviemaker Alex Rivest has produced a new video that illustrates the phenomenon, called airglow. Atoms and molecules, excited by ultraviolet radiation from the sun, emit light when they return to their ground state or when they combine due to chemical reactions to create new molecules. Whoa, NASA captures a nova exploding on video. Perpetual Ocean. “This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007.
The visualization does not include a narration or annotations; the goal was to use ocean flow data to create a simple, visceral experience…read more on nasa.gov” Know what’s a bummer? Military spending is on the rise while NASA funding has been on a steady decline since 1992. A big thanks is due to Erica for sending this in to remind us that they’re still doing great things and our boy Neil for some much needed perspective. Click here to see moar NASA radness on The Tripatorium™. [ Perpetual Ocean by NASA ] The green fire of the aurora, seen from space. Infinity Imagined. How A Solar Storm Sounds – Particle Sonification Video. Neil deGrasse Tyson Supercut Demands We Dream of Space Again. Q&BA: The Science of Science Fiction. If this video doesn't make your heart swell, there's a decent chance you don't have a heart. Regardless of how you feel about his politics, the man had more vision than most Presidents do.
In fact, maybe none until Obama has had anything close. It's ironic to start a video saying that I shouldn't be pessimistic about the prospect of nuclear war and then following it with footage of Ronald Reagan. It's bizarre to try to inspire me with quotes from notable scientists and then showing me a quote from a man who continually cut funding from education.
It's ridiculous to show me a bunch of hype about individuals pushing humanity forward and then touting the accomplishments of corporations. Why is Reagan in this video? How Does Fire Behave In Space? NASA's first time-lapses found ... 60's.
Full rotation of Jupiter. Video: Massive Blasts of Plasma Swirl on Sun’s Surface. Amazing Videos of Earth at Night from Space. Apollo 13 Emergency Radio Transmission — History.com Audio. Incredible Time-Lapse Video Gives an Astronaut’s View of Earth. If you were an astronaut, this could be the view each day from your office window.
You can thank astronaut Ron Garan for stitching together this breathtaking seven-minute time-lapse sequence, which sums up his 6-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Garan, who writes a blog called Fragile Oasis and has taken hundreds of photos from space, returned home from the ISS on Sept. 16. The space station travels at roughly 17,500 mph, orbiting our planet once every 90 minutes, so there’s plenty to see in the video. NASA Supercomputers & Universe Structure, History & Evolution. Scientists have generated the largest and most realistic simulations of the evolving universe to date with the aid of NASA's powerful supercomputer, dubbed Pleiades.
By running the "Bolshoi" simulation code on Pleiades, researchers hope to explain how galaxies and other very large structures in the universe have changed since the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. [Video of the Bolshoi universe simulation] The Bolshoi code took 18 days and millions of hours of computer time split up among more than 160,000 processors to finish running on Pleiades, which is the seventh most powerful supercomputer in the world. "The Bolshoi simulation is an excellent example of work done in support of NASA's science goal to understand how stars, galaxies and planets are formed, in order to get a picture of how the universe has changed over billions of years," said William Thigpen, systems and engineering branch chief in the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division at NASA's Ames Research Center. Astronaut Video Shows Spectacular Auroras From Space. Video Show: A Blueprint of the Universe.
The universe is a big place, near-infintely big, but there's a structure to our cosmos that astronomers are hard at work unraveling.
Over Earth: Day & Night from ISS. Smoky Nebula's Bright Pink Heart Shines in New Photo. The spectacular pink and red core of a lively nebula takes center stage in a new photo that exposes the stellar nursery's eye-catching clouds of gas, dust and newborn stars.
Titan's Surprisingly Earth-like Surface Revealed - in Color. Pluto, You Have A Twin! Eris Accurately Sized-Up. Station Boost Proves Newton's Laws - All 3 of Them! The Sun's Magnetic Field (Simplified Animation) [720p] Alien Planet's Auroras: Beautiful And Frightening. Japanese "Tourist Camera" In Space Snaps Lightning & Auroras. Comet Lovejoy From the International Space Station. 2011 - An Exciting Year of Discoveries. #Egypt #Israel #FromSpace we are all neighbors A sneak peak a.
Most Amazing Time Lapse Video of Milky Way Ever Made. Seriously. Time-lapse Tuesday: Milky Way forms in fine detail. Sandrine Ceurstemont, video producer This epic time-lapse shows the Milky Way forming and evolving over 13.7 billion years (see video above).
Developed by a team led by Piero Madau from the University of California in Santa Cruz and Javiera Guedes from the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Zurich, it's the most detailed simulation of a galaxy's evolution yet made. Unlike previous attempts, the massive galaxy that appears closely resembles the Milky Way - with its central strip of bright stars surrounded by spiral arms swirling in a flat disc. Born to be Viral: How to walk on Mars. MacGregor Campbell, consultant When the first people set foot on Mars, what will be the most efficient gait for them to use?
To find out, Australian artist Adam Norton is strapping people into his Martian gravity simulator and getting them to perform laps (see video above). The design is based on NASA lunar gravity simulators used before the Apollo moon landings to investigate how astronauts should safely move around in low gravity. Videos show giant solar flares, ensuing aurora borealis. People who wouldn't normally see auroras are being treated to stunning sights today thanks to the largest solar radiation storm since 2005. The storm is creating colorful auroras throughout the North and South Poles that stretched to countries that don't normally see the lights, such as England. Hubble videos reveal what it would really be like to fly into a nebula. Can we move past calling it "space PORN"? Calling something "X porn" is the same as adding "on acid" to your '90s turn of phrase, or "extereme" to your millenial ones. And now, Apollo 17 astronauts singing. On the Moon.
Incredible time lapse: Milky Way over Africa. Q&BA: What happens if you are exposed to the vacuum of space? Turn up your speakers and take a wild ride on a Shuttle solid rocket booster. On Google+, Michael Interbartolo — who worked for ten years on the Space Shuttle Program in Mission Control in Houston — just posted about this amazing video from cameras mounted on the Shuttle solid rockets as they rode into space.
We’ve seen videos from rocketcams before, but this is very clear, and has enhanced sound that’ll rock your speakers: Makes sure you have it set to HD and crank up the volume! The Moon’s history of violence. Peering Inside the Flame: Fusion Imaging of the Final Space Shuttle Launch. Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Pluto Files. Bio Laura Danly Dr. Laura Danly is Curator at the Griffith Observatory, where she develops all educational, theatrical, gallery, and telescope programs. She holds a Ph.D. in Astronomy, and is a spectroscopist specializing in ultraviolet observations from space satellites.
Neil deGrasse Tyson. Station Crew Answers Your Questions in SPACE.com Interview. NASA Television in High Definition on UStream. The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. From Night to Day to Night Again. Live_ISS_Stream on USTREAM: Live video streamed from the International Space Station includes internal views when the crew is on-duty and Earth views at ot.