valley of the shadow: Corona minus the Sun, photographed by Solar Dynamics Observatory, 22nd April 2014.
18 images taken over 9 hours, in 17.1 nm light - emitted by matter in the “quiet corona” at 630,000 kelvin.
Image credit: NASA/SDO, AIA/EVE/HMI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.
Of Interest: Today’s image features a large area near the south pole of Mercury. On the right side of this image, going from top to bottom are both the Terror Rupes and Eltanin Rupes. In the middle of the right edge is Alver, a peak-ring crater. Below Alver is Disney, a crater named after the animator Walt Disney.
The MESSENGER spacecraft is the first ever to orbit the planet Mercury, and the spacecraft’s seven scientific instruments and radio science investigation are unraveling the history and evolution of the Solar System’s innermost planet. During the first two years of orbital operations, MESSENGER acquired over 150,000 images and extensive other data sets. MESSENGER is capable of continuing orbital operations until early 2015.Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
Featuring San Francisco Ballet principal dancers Maria Kochetkova and Joan Boada, “Francesca Da Rimini” is an experiment using a robotically controlled camera to capture ballet.
Director: Tarik Abdel-Gawad
Dancers: Maria Kochetkova & Joan Boada
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Ballet Meets Robotics!
Simple, glorious visual storytelling at its best. Can you believe Disney let Glen Keane go? Glen designed and animated classic Disney characters like Ariel and Rapunzel. Since leaving Disney, he has worked on his own, most recently with this incredible new short titled Duet.
Beautifully animated (and it includes ballet!)