NASA Scientists Make Magnetic Fields Visible, Beautiful

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Magnetic fields are invisible, at least usually. But Scientists from NASA's Space Sciences Laboratory have made them visible as "animated photographs," using sound-controlled CGI and 3D compositing. It makes the fields, as explained by the scientists, dance in an absolutely gorgeous movie called Magnetic Movie. You don't want to miss this one, which is the coolest video that you'll see all week, guaranteed. You can't argue with a combo of beautiful effects and amazing science.

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[Animate Projects via Today and Tomorrow via Kottke]

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DISCUSSION

What is an "animated photograph"? Photoshopped?

I am simulataneously attracted by this, and repelled. I think the images are as fake as my first GFs boobs.

(we were 11 and they were tissues).