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How to make a rocket

"What's the best scientific formula for a powerful rocket with oxidizer and fuel?" In this video clip from Bang Goes The Theory Series 5, via BBC Earth Lab, we get a quick peek at the mix of chemistry and physics that...

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun

In the early hours of August 12, 2018, NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, beginning a historic seven-year journey to 'touch the sun.' From The New York Times: The P...

The Aurora Named STEVE

For the first time, scientists have ground and satellite views of STEVE (short for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement), a thin purple ribbon of light. Scientists have now learned, despite its ordinary name, ...

Understanding the Magnetic Sun – NASA Goddard

This dynamic computer model of our sun reveals the behavior of its invisible magnetic structure. The pink and green indicate open magnetic field lines that reach out into space, while the "closed" white lines loop bac...

Apotheosis – Northern Lights over Icelandic landscapes

From filmmaker Henry Jun Wah Lee, this is Apotheosis, a Northern Lights time lapse film featuring the landscapes of Iceland. Available in 4k, watch full screen. Via The Creator's Project: In 2015, the Earth is in ...

This is NOT time lapse: the Aurora Borealis in real time

This breathtaking video of the Aurora Borealis is not a time lapse video — this is what it looks like in real time. It was filmed in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada by astro-p...

The entire sun in STEREO – Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory

Launched in October 2006, STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) traces the flow of energy and matter from the sun to Earth. It also provides unique and revolutionary views of the sun-Earth system. STE...

How the Aurora Borealis is created

Produced by in collaboration with the Department of Physics at the University of Oslo, this is a brilliantly simple explainer about How the Aurora Borealis is created.

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