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See Death Valley’s 2016 superbloom

AMARGOSA SUPERBLOOM from Harun Mehmedinovic on Vimeo.

Did you miss last month’s superbloom in Death Valley National Park? If so, never fear. Our friend Harun Mehmedinovic got in touch this week with word of another cool video – titled Amargosa Superbloom – visiting Death Valley National Park and Amargosa Valley during 2016’s rare wildflower superbloom. Ahhhh.

Video: Amazing moons of our solar system

Yes, we’re eager to explore the other planets in our solar system. But the solar system moons might be even more interesting …

Video: What is a pulsar?

A pulsar is a rapidly spinning neutron star which is the small, incredibly dense remnant of much more massive star. How dense? A teaspoon of matter from a neutron star weighs as much as Mount Everest.

Video: Beauty of the northern lights

Gorgeous 5-minute video of the northern lights in February and March 2016 – captured in still images, panoramas, time-lapse and real-time videos.

Watch giant ice bridge collapse

An ice bridge collapsed at Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina earlier this month. Hundreds of tourists and locals gathered to witness the dramatic event.

Video of closest comet in 246 years

It’s small, but, because it’s so close to us, it appears to be moving very fast across our sky. Image and video by EarthSky community member Greg Hogan.

Dramatic circular outburst from sun

Video of a circular solar outburst observed last week by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Best view yet inside Mars

Just as a doctor uses X-rays to peer inside a patient, so scientists use gravity maps to look inside planets. A new map of Mars’ gravity made with three NASA spacecraft is the most detailed to date. Among other things, it shows that Mars must have a molten core.

A synchronized symphony of fireflies

‘Elkmont Symphony’ is a timelapse journey through Smoky Mountains National Park during world’s largest gathering of synchronized fireflies.

Incredible solar eclipse footage from flight

Alaska Airlines was good enough to redirect Flight #870 from Anchorage to Honolulu last Tuesday (March 8, 2016) so that passengers could enjoy a view of a total solar eclipse from 35,000 feet in the air. The result was spectacular.