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This NASA Time-Lapse Shows 5 Years of Our Sun’s Life in 3 Glorious Minutes

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory began observing the sun on February 11, 2010, capturing more than a photo per second for 24 hours a day since then. The 200+ million photos and 2,600 terabytes of data captured provide a “unprecedentedly clear picture” of what happens on the surface.

The time-lapse above was released in honor of the project’s five-year anniversary. It’s a highlight video that packs the best photos from the last 5 years of sun watching into a glorious 3-minute experience for the public to enjoy.

(via NASA via CNET)

NASA Creates Movie Parody Posters Featuring Its ISS Expedition Astronauts

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The image above may look like a poster for the upcoming Star Wars movie, but it’s actually a portrait NASA just released of its Expedition 45 crew. It’s a long-standing tradition of the space agency for its crews to pose for a wacky photo shoot for posters that are often parodies of popular Hollywood movies.
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Humor: What Canon Actually Thinks About the DSLR Video ‘Revolution’

Andrew Reid of EOSHD created this parody video imagining what the big wigs over at Canon actually think about the DSLR video ‘revolution’ they helped kick off. He added his own subtitle translations to a viral meme video of a Spanish man laughing during an interview. (Sorry if you’re a Spanish speaker.)

The clip was made for a review Reid recently did of the $11,500 Canon C300 cinema camcorder. “…at the back of my mind throughout my C300 experience, I couldn’t help imagining this,” he writes.

(via EOSHD via Reddit)

Experiment Shows What Happens When You Repost a Photo to Instagram 90 Times

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Every time you post a photo to Instagram, it loses a tiny bit of quality. It’s not really noticeable for a single upload, but if you save and repost the photo over and over, the quality loss becomes extreme. It’s a concept known as “generation loss,” and is the subject of artist Pete Ashton‘s project “I Am Sitting In Stagram (2015).”
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Canon 5DS Promo Mugs Poke Fun at the Nikon D800 and Its ‘Small’ 36MP Sensor

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Canon is apparently promoting its new 5DS DSLR with a pair of mugs that poke fun at Nikon. There’s a big mug that has EOS 5DS printed across the front, while a smaller companion mug features the text “I AM SMALL” with the design used by Nikon’s I AM ad campaigns.
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This Glorious 15-Second Time-Lapse Shows a Green Aurora Meeting a Blue Sunrise

Above is a 15-second time-lapse created with photos captured recently by NASA astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore aboard the International Space Station. It’s a short but beautiful look at a shimmering green glow of the aurora meeting the blue glow of a sunrise peeking through Earth’s atmosphere.

The images show the northeastern United States, with glimpses of Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. “#sunrise touches #aurora. All we need now are angels singing,” Wilmore writes.

(H/T Quartz)

Forgotten Moon Camera Found Tucked Away in Neil Armstrong’s Closet

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After Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, passed away in 2012, his widow contacted the National Air and Space Museum. Carol Armstrong had discovered a white cloth bag in one of Neil’s closets, and it was filled with items that looked like they had been used in space. Among the contents was a forgotten camera that had been used to capture images of the first moon landing.
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Photo Booths In Japan Will Quietly Retouch Your Face to Fix Your ‘Flaws’

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In Japan, purikura refers to a photo booth in which you can pose for a photo with friends and decorate the portraits before receiving little printed versions.

One interesting thing that sets many of these machines apart from their Western world counterparts is the fact that they will quietly do beauty retouching on photos in an attempt to fix subjects’ facial “flaws.”
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A Close-Up Hubble Photo of the Rare Triple Transit of Jupiter’s Moons

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On January 23rd, 2015, there was a rare triple transit of Jupiter’s moons, during which observers here on Earth were treated with the sight of three moons crossing the face of the planet at the same time. This event happens only once or twice every ten years.

The Hubble Space Telescope was pointed at Jupiter during the triple transit and captured the beautiful photo above. It shows, from left to right, Europa, Callisto, and Io.
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Man Crashes Camera Drone on a Live FOX Segment While Talking About Drone Safety

Tech journalist Dave Mosher of Popular Science recently appeared on a FOX & Friends segment to talk about drone safety. He brought along a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ camera drone to fly in the studio — the same drone that someone crashed onto the White House lawn last month.

Immediately after talking about the dangers of drones and how an operator was killed by one a couple of years ago — in that case it was a powerful RC helicopter, not a camera drone — Mosher loses control of his and crashes it on live TV.

(via Photography Bay)