Image: Solar flare shown in five different wavelengths of light.
On Feb. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 7:49 p.m. EST. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which keeps a constant watch on the sun, captured images of the event. These SDO images from 7:25 p.m. EST on Feb. 24 show the first moments of this X-class flare in different wavelengths of light — seen as the bright spot that appears on the left limb of the sun. Hot solar material can be seen hovering above the active region in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona.
Map of the world, Mario style.
While the first generation of the twin-screen device has only recently launched outside of Russia, the second generation of the device has been shown at MWC, and it looks waaay more slick.
Photo: Real life Mario kart.
Built at Toys R Us by an employee. Presumably just for fun, but maybe there’s a market there? I’d buy one!