Monday, February 7, 2011

NASA unveils our sun in 3D

Technically speaking we sort of see the sun in 3D every day, but I'd wager that most people avoid actually looking directly at it in the first place. Except kids, of course. Remember as kids when we'd try so hard to look at the sun long enough to see some detail before going permanently blind? Or was that just me?

Well, I know I'm not alone because NASA's been trying for years! Using the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) released in 2006 NASA has been able to photograph our sun in 3D. This new technology will give NASA the ability to track and predict solar weather patterns which can be disruptive to both our technology on earth and during space exploration missions.

Watch below for the 3D footage and don't worry about going blind because you can stare at it as long as you want.

Speaking of radiation, did you know that Germany is constantly plagued by radioactive boars? But if that doesn't make you raise an eyebrow, maybe salamanders that regrow their body parts will.

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