Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

Time-Lapse Of Exploding Star [VIDEO]

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

The GK Persei star exploded 1,300 Lights Years from Earth in 1901. Images of the remnant (Nova Persei 1901) captured by the Isaac Newton Telescope and the Nordic Optical Telescope in Spain were spliced together to create a 3D model of the explosion. Found at YouTube from VideoFromSpace.

Astronomers Watch Instant Replay Of Great Eruption [VIDEO]

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Astronomers are watching an instant replay of the Great Eruption, a spectacular outburst from Eta Carinae, a massive double-star system, which lasted from 1837 to 1858 and temporarily made Eta Carinae the second brightest star in the sky. Found at YouTube from futurityvideo.

NASA Discovers Tatooine

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Astronomers at NASA’s Kepler Mission revealed Thursday that they have also discovered a first of its kind — a planet that orbits two suns, like Luke’s home in Star Wars. Found at Space.com via Mashable.

The Sun’s Loopy Rays

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Laboratory catches loops of light on the Sun’s surface: Cascades of spiraling magnetic loops observed in extreme ultraviolet light by SDO danced and twisted above an active region. These loops are charged particles spinning along the magnetic field lines, and thus visually revealing them. Found at YouTube from LittleSDOHMI.

Why Stars Twinkle

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Michael Werner, Chief Scientist of Astronomy and Physics at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA. Found at Discovery News.

Super Nova Explosion

Monday, October 4th, 2010

New computer simulations reveal supernovae exploding in 3-D. A team led by researchers at Princeton University developed the simulations, which are based on the idea that the collapsing star itself is not sphere-like, but distinctly asymmetrical and affected by a host of instabilities in the volatile mix surrounding its core. Found at YouTube from futurityvideo.