March 4, 2007

Not Sci Fi

This is a real movie of the Sun, made from the STEREO-B spacecraft that launched last October to watch the sun. Last week it not only saw the sun, but it also saw a solar eclipse from one million miles away, making the moon seem tiny instead of perfectly sized like we see our eclipses here on Earth.

Hat tip to the Bad Astronomer, who hasn’t been living up to his name lately. He’s actually a pretty good astronomer.

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