NASA Filmed the Sun For 5 Years And Squeezed It Down Into This 3 Minute Time-lapse

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of their Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) yesterday,NASA released this comprehensive time-lapse of our amazing sun. Although it spans 5 years of footage, with one frame captured every 8 hours, they condensed the spinning star dance into 3 minutes. According to NASA, “The different colors represent the various wavelengths (sometimes blended, sometimes alone) in which SDO observes the sun.” And the best part about this video is that you can stare at the sun, at a range you could never see it in real life, without even damaging your vision!

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This 1.5 Billion Pixel Shot Is The Biggest Picture of Andromeda Ever Taken

In order to display the latest image of Andromeda that the Hubble Space Telescope recently captured, it would take 600 HD television screens! With 1.5 billion pixels, it is the biggest picture of Andromeda, which lies 2.5 million light years from the Earth, ever taken! And even this massive image only shows one third of the entire Andromeda galaxy! The view shows over 100 million of the more than one thousand billion stars in this galaxy.

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Look Out Swiss Army Knife, There’s A New Tool In Town And It Doesn’t Require A Pocket

You never know where you’ll be when the screw on your glasses comes loose or you need a wrench or a ruler, but you can be prepared for anything with this amazingly designed hair clip from Leatherdos. You don’t need the bulk of a Swiss Army Knife in your pocket to fulfill all of its functions, all you need is this little metal clip. You can use it to hold back your bangs or hold your kippah in place. And if you don’t have hair, you can just clip it to your belt loop. It’s so light you won’t even remember it’s there. Boasting a flat head Phillips screwdriver, serrated cutting edge, 8mm wrench, ruler, trolley coin, small and large screwdriver, this is one useful piece of metal.

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Own An Amazing, Original Hand Pressed, Signed & Numbered Art Piece By TEKSTartist for Just $5

Stephen Colbert, Chuck Palahniuk, Alexis Ohanian, Gary Vaynerchuk, & Jason Mraz, aside from being badasses in their respective fields have something else in common: they own art work by the very talented Jason Markow, better known on the internet as TEKSTartist. Markow creates stunning graphic designs out of words, many with inspiring messages. For example, the triangular prism above is created from the lettering of a quote by Christopher Reeve, “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” Even cooler than seeing the finished product is watching a time lapse video of its completion, many of which he has made available on YouTube. He completed an amazing goal last year of creating and selling a piece of art every single day and wants to give more people an opportunity to own originals of his art with this Five Spot Derby.

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Don’t Lose Your Marbles: The Coolest Marbles You’ve Ever Seen

Marbles have been around since ancient Roman and Egyptian times, but I assure you Cleopatra was not playing with anything this badass. Marble artist Mike Gong creates incredibly detailed handmade glass marbles and the series featured here is called “Acid Eaters”. Some of Gong’s marbles sell for over $1,000, but for avid marble collectors these are definitely worth the cost.

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Awesomely Animated Illustrations by Robin Davey

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We’re loving the latest work by London-based artist Robin Davey. The freelance illustrator, designer, director, and animator has brought some of his recent commissioned illustrations for Wired Italia to life on his Tumblr page. The lead image is for an article about the possibility of an interstellar ark. Davey explains, “I think I was influenced here by a couple of weird sci-fi films that I probably saw at too young and impressionable an age, Silent Running and Saturn 3. No I don’t know why they’re naked.” Although a lot of his fine details were compromised in creating a file size that Tumblr could handle, Davey will be releasing the print version with all the details soon.

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The Unbelievable Hand-Cut 3D Collages of Justine Khamara

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In this digital world, it’s hard to be impressed by photographs or images, but knowing that each one of these incredible collages was cut by hand should bring some awe back into your life! Based in Melbourne, Aussie artist Justine Khamara transforms photographs into stunning three-dimensional sculptures. Mostly portrait photos, she is also known to use body parts to create unique creations. One man’s face becomes a fractal ball, a face is sliced in pieces so thin that it appears to be a mesh net, tiny heads are stacked into a tower, and photos are re-assembled in a teepee-like fashion after taking a trip through a paper shredder. Khamara’s innovation and skill are seriously impressive. When her art is exhibited, she often shows the original portrait where her sculptural paper carvings were taken.

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26 3-D Tattoos That Will Blow Your Mind

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Looking for inspiration for your next ink investment? Look no further than this amazing collection of 3d tattoo art! On Visual News, we’ve brought you numerous examples of 3d anamorphic illustrations on notebooks, sidewalks, and paper, but now we’re happy to present the same techniques applied to human skin! With ink, there is no erasing, and the level of skill that each of these tattoo artists has reached to make their art pop off the skin, is unbelievable.

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