Because rich people have nothing better to spend their money on, a bottle of 2000 Pétrus merlot is expected to fetch around a cool million from the Private Sales auction website operated by Christie’s. The bottle (which typically sells for around $6,000) was among 11 others that spent 14 months
Because who can ever get enough visual asteroid size comparison videos, this is another from MetaBallStudio featuring a bunch of different sized asteroids, some real, some fictional, but all pale in comparison to the size of Uranus. Literally — the largest asteroid in the video is the fictional Texas-sized one
This is an animation created using several real satellite images captured by the DSCOVR spacecraft’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) and telescope as the moon transitions earth. The images were taken at a distance of approximately 1,000,000 miles from the planet and feature a glimpse of the far side (aka
This is another size comparison video from MetaBallStudios (previously), this time comparing the size of various fictional planets found in popular culture from smallest to largest diameter. And also to things that actually exist in reality, like “New York City, Earth, the Earth’s moon, other planets in our solar system,
This is a video of crafter of things, writer, rider (motorcycle and bike), part-time teacher, and animal lover Becky Stern (links to her website with free downloadable patterns) demonstrating how to make some illuminated zodiac embroideries that light up thanks to LEDs and conductive thread in the back. Pretty cool!
This is a compilation video of various doorbell and security cams around Calgary, Alberta, Canada, early Monday, February 22nd that captured footage of a bright blue beachball sized meteor blazing through the earth’s atmosphere to rendezvous with unfortunately not my backyard where I could dig it up and sell it
This is a short timelapse video captured by sky watcher Preston Chamblen of the Milky Way beginning to rise in the early morning hours. In his own words while I grab some binoculars and stare at the sun until I can see through walls, or not at all. Go big
This is an incredible video just released by NASA of the Perseverance Rover’s touchdown on the Martian surface via Sky Crane (a crane that holds itself aloft via rockets while it lowers its payload to the ground). Some more details while I speculate where they actually filmed this in Arizona: