This is the most spectacular solar flare we've seen in ages

Earlier this afternoon, magnetic fields on the Sun's northeastern limb exploded in an arcing jet of roiling plasma, producing what is hands down one of the most spectacular solar explosions we've seen in years. » 4/16/12 3:30pm 4/16/12 3:30pm

Three years of supernova explosions become beautiful music

This video is a musical record of over three years worth of Type Ia supernova bursts, which are caused when white dwarf stars explode. University of Victoria astronomer Alex Parker and UC Santa Barbara's Melissa Graham assigned each blast an instrument and musical note depending on its properties. The result is the… » 5/26/11 5:00pm 5/26/11 5:00pm