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Dancing tendrils on sun’s northeast limb

Where heliophysics meets art…dancing tendrils on the northeast limb. Courtesy of NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory and Helioviewer.org.

Posted by NOAA NWS Space Weather Prediction Center on Friday, April 24, 2015

Where heliophysics meets art. Video acquired April 24 and 25, 2015.

Imagine you are diving, and suddenly …

Amazing video of whales surfacing – open-mouthed – under a diving expedition.

Biggest five – or six? – mass extinctions ever

Over 99% of all the animal species that have ever lived are now extinct. Here are Earth’s biggest extinctions, in under 5 minutes. New video from AsapSCIENCE.

Fly through Hubble’s 25th anniversary image

This visualization from NASA provides a three-dimensional perspective on Hubble’s 25th anniversary image of the nebula Gum 29 with the star cluster Westerlund 2 at its core. Wow!

Special Earth Day video: The Untouched

The Untouched – A Time-lapse Film from Shreenivasan Manievannan on Vimeo.

Here is a beautiful new video by Shreenivasan Manievannan, released April 21 in time for Earth Day 2015. It’s called The Untouched. It showcases the beauty of nature and tries to convey that “we can’t reverse time to travel back to bring back all that we have lost by mistake.”

What happens underground when a meteor hits

When a missile or meteor strikes the earth, the havoc above ground is obvious, but the details of what happens below ground are harder to see. Duke University physicists have developed techniques that enable them to simulate high-speed impacts in artificial soil and sand in the lab, and then watch what happens underground close-up, in super slow motion.

Sperm whale meets deep-sea vehicle

Nautilus Live yesterday posted this wonderful video of the capture of a sperm whale by the ROV Hercules. The ROV – remotely operated underwater vehicle – was tethered 598 meters (1,962 ft) below the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana at the time.


The SpaceX Dragon capsule – carrying supplies and other cargo – is now on its way to the International Space Station. Rendezvous will take place Friday morning.

NASA scientist: We’ll find signs of alien life by 2025

“We know where to look. We know how to look,” said NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan.

How good is your eyesight? Take this test.

Who do you see? Take a couple of minutes to have some fun. Video from the guys at AsapSCIENCE.