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Video Of The Day: NASA’s Incredible Ultra-High Definition Video Of The Sun Leaves Us Speechless

NASA never ceases to amaze.

This week they released this ultra-high definition 4K video of the Sun, entitled “Thermonuclear Art.” The footage is comprised of a collection of images captured from a satellite from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO).

The SDO has been monitoring the Sun around-the-clock for five years, presenting not only solar scientists, but the world at large, with astounding information about the star’s daily movement.

In a news release, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center stated, “SDO captures images of the Sun in 10 different wavelengths, each of which helps highlight a different temperature of solar material. Different temperatures can, in turn, show specific structures on the Sun such as solar flares, which are gigantic explosions of light and x-rays, or coronal loops, which are stream of solar material traveling up and down looping magnetic field lines.”

Set to Lars Leonhard‘s ethereal tracks, this video features some of the most remarkable footage ever of the Sun, and according to NASA, “presents the nuclear fire of our life-giving star in intimate detail, offering new perspective into our own relationships with grand forces of the solar system.”

Enjoy this chance to view the Sun without damaging your eyes.

Video Of The Day: Everything We Think We Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong

If you use heroin or cocaine for 21 days, your body will become physically addicted to the substances due to chemical hooks found in them, experts say.

But chemicals are not the sole actors behind the development of an addiction to these drugs — at least according to Psychology professor Bruce Alexander.

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Video Of The Day: Meet A 9-Year-Old Chain Smoker From Indonesia

“Cigarettes taste better [than candy].”

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Video Of The Day: The Explanation Behind China’s Floating Cloud City

A video of a mysterious floating cityscape above a town in China has gone viral this week.

The footage captured by a local resident appears to show a city hovering in the clouds. Explanations for the occurrence range from an elaborate hoax to a secret NASA project to an actual atmospheric phenomenon.

Experts are hesitant to confirm if the video is real. In the words of atmospheric scientist Peggy LeMone, of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, “It looks almost too good.”

“If it is real,” states Jill Coleman, another atmospheric scientist at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, “It’s called a superior mirage, which just means it’s an upward projecting mirage. It could be something called a fata morgana, which is a certain kind of atmospheric mirage.”

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