An interesting model of our solar system’s path as it travels through space in the Milky Way.
Certainly a departure from usual models that show the Sun as a static object, which it certainly isn’t
This is badass.
This is perfect. I wish I knew where I could find the original video. It looks like it could be a NOVA animation, as it is very high quality.
Thinking of the solar system in this way is very satisfying for me. I can’t really explain it, but staring at this just makes me feel calm. We’re all just along for the ride.
Hey guys, did you see this? Contains two videos and some debunking. While cool, the animation is apparently wrong in some ways that astrophysicists care about deeply. (hat tip to robkaas)
The only thing I love more than science is SCIENCE!
It is awesome outside right now.
Also, I’m totally confused by the fact that the storm itself is moving south to north, but the wind is blowing fiercely from north to south. Now consulting Google. Low pressure systems rotate counter-clockwise, therefore while the big system is still moving north, I am currently located on the western side of the system so the wind is rotating down from north. Thanks, Google.)
Pretty much the coolest thing ever.
Yup. This needs to be on my blog.