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Periodic Table – Where Your Elements Came From

“The hydrogen in your body, present in every molecule of water, came from the Big Bang. There are no other appreciable sources of hydrogen in the universe. The carbon in your body was made by nuclear fusion in the interior … Continue reading

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A Capella Science – Puffed Up Cores!

A Capella Science – Puffed Up Cores! Love it! Great video, great effects (including a power drunk black hole), great tune. The chorus is so well done. All the other stars with their puffed up cores, they better run, better run, … Continue reading

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Volcano Of Fire Erupts Under The Stars

“First, there was an unusual smell. Then there was a loud bang. But what appeared to the eye was the most amazing of all. While waiting near midnight to see a possible eruption of Volcán de Fuego (Volcano of Fire) … Continue reading

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Where Did We Come From?

“Nuclear chemist Cole Pruitt explains what Nuclear Pasta is and how we were all born inside the core of giant stars.” (YouTube) This is a brief yet excellent summary of where we came from… or rather, where all the elements … Continue reading

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Kings Time Lapse

“Kings” is an excellent time lapse video by Gavin Heffernan. It was shot over 3 days and two nights at the stunning Kings Canyon National Park. The effort really paid off, as we’re treated to some sublime landscape shots, beautiful … Continue reading

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A Shore Of Infinity

A Shore of Infinity is a beautiful time lapse video by Tadas Janušonis. Tracing clouds, thunderstorms, and stars, the power and energy of nature is clearly visible. I also love the effect of seeing the sky reflected in the lake. … Continue reading

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Earth And Sky Photo Contest 2012

“The winners and notable photos of the third International Earth and Sky Photo Contest, (twanight.org/contest), a program by The World at Night (TWAN) in collaboration with the Global Astronomy Month (astrowb.org) and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). The contest … Continue reading

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