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Ever Wonder What a Two Billion Pixel Camera Shot Looks Like? Check Out Curiosity's New Images of the Red Planet

Queue Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra, or for the uninformed, the epic drums and trumpets you see in any scene of significance.NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars has given us some of the most incredible photos of the planet's surface, with a 2 billion pixel capture that was broken up over multiple images. 

The Curiosity Rover on Mars sent incredible 1.8 billion pixel images back of the surface of the red planet, the highest quality image taken to date. The cover photo
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NASA's Latest Planned Conquest - A Close Up Of The Solar Poles

NASA is at it again. This time they are looking toward the Sun and examining regions of it that have not been seen up close up until now. But they're not alone either. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have joined forces to potentially change our understanding of the Sun and how it affects Earth. The goal of the 7-year mission is to launch a satellite to orbit the Sun and take pictures of the Sun's poles for the first time in history. 

A Joint NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) project is working to send a probe to the Sun to examine the northern and solar poles. The cover photo is of a digital rendering of the craft as it approaches the surface of the Sun
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Self-Taught Cockatoo Dances Because He Loves It (GIFs)

Meet Snowball, a cockatoo that dances with new, non-repetitive dance moves with the beat of the music. This is something science has never seen in a species other than humans. Interested in whether modern birds are dinosaurs? Check out this article to find out. 

This article first appeared in Live Science.

this cockatoo taught itself to dance because it likes dancing
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GIFs Of Elon Musk's Cringey Dance Moves

WARNING: what you are about to see may cause extreme cringing. 2020 has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster ride thus far, but here's something that will make you feel better: Elon Musk pulling out his daggy, cringey dad dance moves. Apparently money and fame don't make you any less of a geek, and we promise you'll feel better about your dance moves after watching this. Watch the whole embarrassing spectacle on Youtube. Or check out these terrifying photos of the Taal volcano to cleanse your eyes.

elon musk's terrible dance moves
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13 Interesting Science GIFs

Want to spice up your day with something interesting? Instead of watching the old cat videos, check out these science GIFs. Not only are they fun to watch, they're also educational. Best of both worlds. 

Want more? Check out this article about how some ancient chewing gum revealed a 5,700 year old woman's life story

thirteen interesting educational science gifs for something out of the ordinary
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Someone Made An AI Powered Machine Out Of Lego That Sorts Lego (GIFs)

Remember that big box of Lego you had as a child that was filled with hundreds of different styles of Lego and twenty Lego men and women from Darth Vader to scuba divers? Trying to sort those boxes would have been impossible. That's probably what Daniel West experienced before he built his Universal Lego Sorting Machine from Lego. It uses artificial intelligence to sort the Lego pieces and we all want one for our ahem nieces and nephews. 

Want to read some more interesting articles? Have a look at this story about the very strange fish that washed up on a beach in California

This article was originally reported by The Verge

this machine is built out of lego and sorts lego using artificial intelligence
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Six Educational GIFs About The Planets

Space is an interesting place, but it can be hard to wrap your head around some of those out-of-this-world concepts. So what better way to learn facts about space than with GIFs? Here are six interesting and educational GIFs made from videos by Dr James O'Donoghue, a planetary scientist based at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Enjoy learning, space cadets. Want to learn more? Check out this article about how the new Mac Pro isn't good at grating cheese

These GIFs are educational and interesting, teaching us about the planets, stars, and solar system, including which planets rotate in which direction, why stars twinke
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What The Earth Would Look Like If All The Oceans Dried Up (GIFs)

Earth is covered in 71% water, which is pretty evident when looking at it from space. But have you ever thought about what Earth would look like with no water? One planetary scientist pondered these questions and came up with this cool animation of the Earth's water drying up. Don't worry - it won't happen soon. Want to read about more interesting things? Check out these educational GIFs about the planets. 

GIFs showing what the Earth would look like if all the water on it disappeared
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This Woman Makes Hilarious Sh*tty Robots (8 GIFs)

We all know that there's high comedic value in fails. Especially when the things that are failing are not meant to fail... like robots. Simone Gietrz makes robots that have potential but were never really meant to succeed, and watching Simone "use" them will make you laugh harder than anything else you have seen today. Promise. You should probably just watch all of her hilarious videos on her YouTube channel. If you like to watch things exploding, check out NASA's test megarocket fuel tank exploding with liquid nitrogen. It's pretty cool. 

this woman makes funny robots that don't work
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These Rainbow Skytrails From Airplanes Are Absolutely Spectacular

I wonder where the pot of gold is in this case? Wherever it is, these visuals make up for the lost windfall. These are some absolutely incredible images of various planes from all over the world creating incredible artwork in the sky. Though conspiracy theories abound regarding contrails, it seems they are simply guilty of providing us with some amazing photographic opportunities. Michael Marston is a Brisbane-based photographer who has been posting these images to his social media, to viral acclaim.

Photographer takes pictures of amazing rainbow chem-trails off of planes to spectacular effect
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Ten More GIFs To Get You Through

We know how much you love GIFs. We really do. If you've already seen the past GIFs from last week, the week before and the week before that, don't worry. We have a bunch of fresh new GIFs here waiting just for you. Dig in and get your daily dose of GIFs!

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Ten Most Awesome GIFs Of The Week

Ah, GIFs. Perhaps the greatest thing to come out of the internet. If you think GIFs are cool too, check out the ten funniest GIFs of the past week. We collected them all here for you and we gotta say, these ones are gold. You're welcome. 

ten of the best gifs from this week
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Weekly Loop Roundup - September 8th to 14th

We're back at it again! In order to keep you procrastinating at optimal levels, we have the best video loops from all around the internet, all in one place. So instead of trolling through videos, just stare endlessly at loops one after the other until you are content and satisfied. But if this isn't enough to whet your appetite, just check out last weeks best of the best loops and continue mindlessly scrolling to your heart's content.

Top loop videos from all over the internet on Reddit collected in one place
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New Images Solve Solar Physics Mystery (6 GIFs)

A group of international researchers and scientists have shed light on one of the central mysteries of solar physics: how energy and heat from the Sun is transferred to the Sun's upper atmosphere, heating it to more than 1 million degrees Farenheit - temperatures that are hotter than the Sun's surface. 

With new images taken in granular detail by the New Jersey Institute of Technology's Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), the researchers discovered that jets of magnetized plasma (spicules) spurt like geysers from the sun's upper atmosphere into the corona (the outermost part of the Sun's atmosphere). These spicules are between 125 and 310 miles wide and erupt continuously across the Sun's surface. Images of the jets also shows how they are made and the paths they travel (at 62 miles per second).

The corona is invisible to the human eye and the source of the mechanisms has been a confounding mystery for astrophysicists - until now. The GIFs below show granular details of the new images taken by the Big Bear Solar Observatory

researchers solve solar physics riddle
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