Staring at the Sun, now in 3D

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Staring at the Sun, now in 3D

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Peter writes in –

It’s a huge disappointment: the best eye candy on earth causes blindness. And it’s a little hard to see, even as our closest star. Enter NASA, with the solution: the first-ever stereo three-dimensional images of the sun.

You’ll need red-and-cyan glasses, which you can buy or make. (See NASA’s great guide to how this works and where to buy / how to make.) The good news: in addition to still images, there’s video, too. I dare you to make an all 3D set. And, clearly, if you do, you’ll need some NASA sun imagery in there. I mean, come on.

Staring at the Sun, Now in 3D – [via] – Link


  • First 3-D Images of the Sun – Link.
  • NASA’s great guide on how to make 3D glasses – Link.

4 thoughts on “Staring at the Sun, now in 3D

  1. JohnCabrer says:

    C’mon! We all know I beat them to it!!!

    I’ll be the first to admit, my method is actually combining two separate moments in time to produce the three dimensional image, while NASA can take simultaneous snapshots of a single event from two vantage points.

    They used launch vehicles and exotic orbits. I used TIME TRAVEL!

  2. pudding22 says:

    don’t stare at the sun….. it’s rude…

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