Tag Archives: Bad Astronomy

Optical Illusions

Everyone loves optical illusions. If you don’t… well, I don’t have to finish that sentence because every loves optical illusions! There are many awesome illusions floating around the web, and I’m sure you’ve seen the majority of them. Here, I … Continue reading

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Cassini’s 10th Anniversary

Cassini has been orbiting Saturn for ten years. In that time, it has taken some truly phenomenal photographs. I’ve already posted about a couple of them (In the shadow of Saturn & Saturn from above), as well as a montage of … Continue reading

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#JennyAsks; The Internet Wins

What would you answer to the simple question of: “What is the most important personality trait you look for in a mate?” Perhaps humour? Generosity? Easy-going-ness? There are many sensible ways to answer that question. However, when the asker is … Continue reading

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Falling, Spinning, Landing, Eaten

This video of a camera falling from an airplane is surreal, funny, dizzying, and awesome all at once; but that’s not what is remarkable about it. The incredible thing is, this video is real (Bad Astronomy). Phil Plait provides an in depth … Continue reading

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The Heavens Of La Palma Time Lapse

Another jaw-dropping time lapse video by Daniel López. I’ve already shown two of his previous works (Canary Sky – Tenerife and The Light of Stars), and this latest piece is equally, if not more, impressive. Phil Plait over at Bad Astronomy … Continue reading

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Gravity

Gravity is a new film coming out soon, about two surviving astronauts in a damaged space shuttle. The above trailer is a mix of all the released trailers so far. It looks… terrifying. I don’t actually know whether I want to … Continue reading

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Water Spirals

What do you think of when you see this video: Magic?  Witchcraft?  Trickery? Science?  If you answered 1 or 2, I’m sorry, that’s the wrong answer. If you answered 4, with a little bit of 3 thrown in there, huzzah, … Continue reading

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Three Years Of Sun In Three Minutes

“In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has had virtually unbroken coverage of the sun’s rise toward solar maximum, the peak of solar activity in … Continue reading

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The Universe

The Universe has just gotten older. Ok, maybe that’s not true, but our estimate of the age of the Universe has increased to 13.82 billion years, up from 13.73 billion years. This new estimate is thanks to new results from … Continue reading

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Russian Meteor

In Russia early this morning, a huge meteor was seen shooting through the sky, shortly followed by a massive sonic boom, damaging windows and setting off car alarms. The compilation video above is from here, and there are many other … Continue reading

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