What’s on TV Monday: The MTV Movie & TV Awards and the Monterey Pop Festival by GABE COHN


“Black Panther” leads at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. And the Monterey Pop Festival streams 51 years after it happened.

Published: June 18, 2018 at 01:00AM

from NYT Television https://ift.tt/2MA9n7g


An Active Prominence on the Sun

Sometimes the Sun’s surface becomes a whirlwind of activity. Pictured is a time-lapse video of the Sun’s surface taken over a two hour period in early May, run both forwards and backwards. The Sun’s surface was blocked out so that details over the edge could be imaged in greater detail. Hot plasma is seen swirling over the solar limb in an ongoing battle between changing magnetic fields and constant gravity. The featured prominence rises about one Earth-diameter over the Sun’s surface. Energetic events like this are becoming less common as the Sun nears a minimum in its 11-year activity cycle. via NASA https://ift.tt/2JX9Luy

Mars Engulfed

What’s happened to Mars? In 2001, Mars underwent a tremendous planet-wide dust storm — one of the largest ever recorded from Earth. To show the extent, these two Hubble Space Telescope storm watch images from late June and early September (2001) offer dramatically contrasting views of the martian surface. At left, the onset of smaller “seed” storms can be seen near the Hellas basin (lower right edge of Mars) and the northern polar cap. A similar surface view at right, taken over two months later, shows the fully developed extent of the obscuring global storm. Although this storm eventually waned, in recent days a new large dust storm has been taking hold of the red planet. via NASA https://ift.tt/2MzmyFo