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Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can’t See

When British scientist Jason Chapman told us... there are 3 billion insects passing over your head in a summer month, he was talking about his survey in Great Britain. Closer to the equator, he says, the numbers shoul...

Homemade Spacecraft / Space Balloon

Launched by a father and his seven year old in August, 2010, this Homemade Spacecraft/Space Balloon and video camera set up (housed in a takeout container) also got to see the curve of the Earth, climbing 19 miles hig...

Landscapes – Exploring Arizona and Utah in time lapse

Landscapes: Volume Two — the second of three, with notes here — features stunning images of Arizona and Utah, including time lapse skies filled with stars. Via @brainpicker. 

Murmuration (of Starlings)

We’ve been looking for a good murmuration of starlings video for a month or two, but had never quite connected with the ones we’d found. And then we saw this one! Two more inform...

Night Time Lapse of Comet Lovejoy

Night Time Lapse of Comet Lovejoy (C/2011 W3) rising above the Andes near Santiago de Chile, 23rd December 2011, just before sunrise. Set of 4 sequences taken with different lenses “...

Time lapse: Hot air balloons inflating for launch

Time-lapse hot air balloons inflating for launch and then, one by one, taking off into the sky.  via The Awesomer.

How does lightning form?

How does lightning form? Evidently we’re still trying to figure it out! It all starts in the clouds where both ice crystals and hail stones form:  Scientists believe that as these hail stones fall back throug...

Lightning captured at 7,207 images per second

A downward lightning negative ground flash captured at 7,207 images per second. A negative stepped leader emerges from the cloud and connects with the ground forming a return stroke. From ZT Research, ...

Friends With You – Cloudy

Cloudy is a happy animated short by artists Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III of Friends With You. Welcome to the clouds!  From IAmOther: This animated short is an exploration into the clouds; a sweet, vi...

Colors of the Wind: A huge red octopus kite flies in the sky

Massive animal kites! From German and Czech photographers René & Radka, the photo/video series, Colors of the Wind. In addition to the red octopus above, we also liked this dancing lobster:  via Laug...

Footage of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds in 1959

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds operated the F-100C from 1956 until 1964. After briefly converting to the F-105 Thunderchief, the team flew F-100Ds from July 1964 until November 1968.In this film from 1959 we see th...

Eighteen miles above Earth: A Toy Train in Space

We’ve seen a lot of videos that send things up into the stratosphere, but Ron Fugelseth and his 4-year-old kid did this, plus one (animated) step more when they sent the kiddo’s fa...

The Moon Illusion – AsapScience

"Wow the moon looks huge tonight!" We’ve all said it, but is the moon ever larger or closer at the horizon? (No, it’s not.) Is it some visual magnification by the atmosphere? (Nop...

A Bird Ballet: A murmuration of starlings over Marseille, France

Filmed against the sunset skies of Marseille, France, A Bird Ballet is a moment with a flock of (what we assume are) quickly-shifting starlings, caught by filmmakers Neels Castillon and Mathias Touzeris a...

Night Wanderers: Asteroid 2012 DA 14 passing Earth (February 2013)

Night Wanderers, captured by space and time-lapse enthusiast Colin Legg. As you may have heard, the asteroid 2012 DA14 silently glided past Earth on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Observations us...

ScienceCasts: A Naked-Eye Comet – Comet Pan-STARRS

Photographer Dan Finnerty's time lapse view of comet Pan-STARRS over Southern California is breath-taking. The colorful sunset and moon setting doesn’t hurt either. Full screen! From...

Megateam Revolution kite-flying

This video of kite-flying Megateam Revolution was filmed by Gaétan in Berck-sur-Mer, France at the 27th Rencontres Internationales de Cerfs-Volants à Berck, one of the larger kite festivals in the world. Watch how th...

Meomi’s Eye to the Sky

Eye to the Sky by Meomi, a music video for the season 2 “Space” episode of Yo Gabba Gabba. Watch more made-for-kids videos.

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