The best solar eclipse videos

A perfect recipe to enjoy the weekend: just watch these videos of today's solar eclipse over and over again from different locations across our planet and even around the universe. We've collected videos from space, from a place that looks like Hoth on Earth and so many more. Even if you missed it earlier, you'll… » 3/20/15 8:07pm 3/20/15 8:07pm

Watch different layers of clouds move in completely different directions

This is cool. A time lapse, aptly named Highway in the Sky by the guy who filmed it, shows how different layers of clouds in the same sky can actually move in completely different directions. It's like seeing clouds respect different flows of traffic. It's like seeing multiple skies in one. It's like staring at a… » 2/13/15 9:06pm 2/13/15 9:06pm

Awesome time lapse shows the Earth turning and not the stars

This is so cool. Usually time lapses show the night sky of stars moving around Earth but we know that's not true, it's Earth that's moving and rotating and turning. Photographer Lance Page made this time lapse to represent our Earth turning by making the camera move along with the North Star. That way we see our world… » 1/06/15 11:52pm 1/06/15 11:52pm

Why Earth isn't flat and why you wouldn't fall off of it even if it was

Some people seriously think that the Earth is flat. No one can save them. But the always thinking Vsauce explores the possibility and tries to figure out if the Earth actually could be flat in his latest video and details some rather interesting things about a flat Earth: that life would suck on it and that we… » 12/04/14 7:04pm 12/04/14 7:04pm

The most accurate, highest resolution video of Earth ever made

This Earth video created by James Tyrwhitt-Drake using footage from the Elektro-L weather satellite—a Russian satellite that takes one 121 megapixel image of Earth every 30 minutes—is the highest resolution video of our home planet ever created. Watch it in all its 4K glory here. » 11/20/14 1:01am 11/20/14 1:01am

A cool image of the Moon orbiting Earth taken from outer space

I can't have enough of these shots of the Moon and the Earth taken by the Chang'e 5 spacecraft. Here's the opposite side of the amazing image of Earth taken outside lunar orbit. You can see Africa, the Arabian peninsula on the left and Australia entering the night on the right. » 11/10/14 8:13pm 11/10/14 8:13pm

Amazing new image of the Earth and the Moon taken outside lunar orbit

China's National Space Agency has released this stunning image of the Earth and the Moon from an extraordinary vantage point. Taken yesterday by their Chang'e 5 spacecraft on, the photo shows the far side of the moon with the Earth on the background. » 10/29/14 1:17pm 10/29/14 1:17pm

All the planets in the Solar System fit between the Earth and the Moon

I never thought of this, but you can fit all the planets in the Solar System back to back into the distance from the Earth to the Moon—about 238,900 miles (384,400 kilometers)—with room to spare: 4,990 miles (8,030 kilometers.) Seeing it visualized really give you a good idea of how much empty space is out there. » 10/24/14 2:00am 10/24/14 2:00am

I'll never get tired of breathtaking flyby videos of Earth from space

I can't even begin to imagine how incredible it must be to be an astronaut and see Earth from space like this. It can't ever get old, right? I mean, I'm amazed every time I see one of these flyby videos and I'm just watching on YouTube. » 10/09/14 10:02pm 10/09/14 10:02pm

Amazing photo of the MIR space station against the immensity of Earth

Surprisingly enough for a space junkie like me, I've never seen this image of the MIR—the Soviet space station that was destroyed on reentry on 2001 after 5,519 days in orbit. The photo was taken from the space shuttle Atlantis on the mission STS-71, docked in the photo below. » 9/16/14 6:37am 9/16/14 6:37am

Today's view from the ISS shows once again how amazing Earth is

Scientists reveal new vision of Earth 4 billion years ago

The Hadean and Eoarchean epochs were the real hell on Earth. For millions of years, our planet was heavily bombarded by millions of asteroids with "existing oceans repeatedly boiled away into steam atmospheres"until its crust finally solidified. These two new visualizations will help you comprehend this violence. » 7/30/14 5:22pm 7/30/14 5:22pm

Here's a satirical glimpse of Earth's dystopian future

Made by Duncan Elms, this video imagines a future where Earth has been ravaged by wars, cyclones, food shortages, destructive weather and horrible humans and turned into areas of uninhabitable zones. And yet, cities would still make bids to host the Olympic Games, even if they're during a nuclear winter. » 7/23/14 11:14pm 7/23/14 11:14pm

Beautiful time-lapse is proof that nature is the greatest architect

Time does a breathtaking thing on nature. If you let it run its course the face of the Earth changes into beautiful things that don't even look like their from this world. Enrique Pacheco made this time lapse, "Shaped By Time", showing the natural beauty in landscapes. » 7/03/14 11:27pm 7/03/14 11:27pm

All the solid surfaces in the solar system stitched in one brilliant map

As usual, xkcd wins the internet with another brilliant scientific visualization: All the solid surfaces (the planetary, moon, and asteroid crusts) in the Solar System stitched together as if it all were a seamless flat map. It's fascinating to see it all from this simple perspective. » 7/03/14 1:20am 7/03/14 1:20am

The Earth looks flat in this photo taken from space

Believe it or not, some idiots think that Earth doesn't rotate and others still think that Earth is flat. I'm sure the latter group would love this picture just taken by our space Captain America—astronaut Reid Wiseman. The angles on those two coasts converging makes Earth's spheroidal surface look strangely flat. » 6/23/14 9:10pm 6/23/14 9:10pm

This is what would happen if Earth stopped spinning right now

Have you ever asked yourself what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning right now? For you it would be like being in a car at 1000 miles per hour and stopping dead in your tracks—you would die instantly. But, believe it or not, it gets even worse after that, as this video explains. » 6/16/14 6:32pm 6/16/14 6:32pm

Are you alone in the Universe?

Are you alone in the Universe? Yes—and no. This video shows that every human is on a journey, growing from a single cell to 50 trillion, carrying DNA that connects us to every living and dead animal that ever existed on Earth, made of atoms that connects us to the Universe itself. » 6/05/14 5:24am 6/05/14 5:24am

NASA makes zoomable Earth using 36,422 selfies from all continents

Not even Ellen DeGeneres can beat this one: NASA asked people to take selfies on Earth Day and humans from Antarctica to Zimbabwe submitted more than 50,000 photos. Of those NASA selected 36,422 photos to create this fully zoomable 3.2 gigapixel image of Earth's Eastern and Western hemispheres. » 5/22/14 12:56pm 5/22/14 12:56pm

Rare view of Earth rising on the Moon taken by lunar orbiter

NASA has released a wonderful—and rare, they say—view of an earthrise in the Moon taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, with the Earth appearing over the Rozhdestvenskiy crater. There's a GIF of this event in motion. » 5/07/14 6:50pm 5/07/14 6:50pm