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42512
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up, but only the bartender
17851
US bombers fly close to North Korea to show "president has many military options to defeat any threat" - Pentagon
8433
Alligator lizard fighting back from inside the belly of a King snake
3847
?????? /r/NatureIsFuckingLit just hit 600,000 subs! Let's raise $6,000 for the Animal Welfare Institute, the top charity the community voted to support! Info on how to donate in comments.
38350
Girl smashes a beer on her face, then drains it
20900
Tuck me in so I can sleep
21505
UN solution for a pollution free planet: polluters should pick up the bill. “The profit of destroying nature or polluting the planet is nearly always privatized, while the costs of polluting the planet or the cost of destroying ecosystems is nearly always socialized,”
15720
leaving your door unlocked at a safari park
8758
Cyclist gets tossed into river after pushing down another rider in a race
21235
A shattered window
31800
wholesome pubg
12013
Now That’s trigonometry
13255
LeBron a savage for this one!
119389
Every year my whole town is closed to traffic because everybody has dinner on the streets, around 12000 people. This is just my street.
14595
PsBattle: A tit and showing off it's prey
8876
hmmm
26031
LeBron James responds to Donald Trump rescinding Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House
15674
Tripped up but self-saved.
11694
The first texts my Grandma ever sent.
37401
Layers on layers seen hiking around Mt Rainier (OC) [1600x2000]
62700
If it works... it works, don't argue with logic
13210
ITAP of sunset during fall equinox. Known here as Chicagohenge.
7151
Cleaning up Space Trash.
67649
TIL Scientists put slime mold onto a model of a map of Tokyo, with food representing urban centers. After a day, it created a network almost identical to Tokyo’s actual rail network. Human designers created that network to be as efficient as possible; slime mold did the same, but without a brain
19507
Camera work level - Expert
11421
That good succ
12207
This is made with yarn
8681
I'm ready for next Season Jaime
16155
Chris Pratt on losing weight for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.
11256
Dab on the sinners
87955
Security at every level of an airport is absolutely ridiculous. Until you get to the baggage claim. Then it’s just like take whatever bag you want.
17471
When your whole life flashes before your eyes
11441
My nightmare is back, why Nintendo :(
13175
Oh boy
22064
Didn't spill a drop
6516
How to draw a tree
25272
Largest study on physical activity involving 130,000 people in 17 countries showed that household chores such as vacuuming, or walking to work, provided enough exercise to protect the heart and extend life, with 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week reducing the risk of death by 28%.
2166
[Postgame Thread] NC State Defeats Florida State 27-21
2725
My friend met Elijah Wood at comic con
17767
Raw, Sergio Garcia, Resin Sculpture, 2016
1243 Orage38 Maybe I'm being really really dim but I still have absolutely no idea why spacecraft orbit like sine waves. All I'm seeing is that they go up and down just because they do. Edit: thanks for everyone's responses! Turns out I am just dim, haha.
244 Arrow156 Kerbal Space Program really helps one understand orbital mechanics and space travel in general.
40 MildlyExceptional Just curious, what does this mean to smart people?
27 kerowhack Some unsolicited feedback which you hopefully find constructive: The equator is missing. This would give a firm anchor point for the eye during the transition to a projection and show the sinusoidal nature of the orbital track even better once that transition is completed. It's not super clear when the animation starts if the line near the center is equatorial or not, which leads to a bit of confusion. I feel like it's important enough that I would highlight it by width or alpha vs. the other latitude lines to give the viewer something to focus on. The globe rotation in the beginning feels a little fast to me, and the unfurling to a flat map a little slow. The rotation really only has to be enough to show whether the rotation of the orbit is tied to the earth's axis, so the excess speed is a little jarring. I'd say that rotation could be 50% slower. As for the unfurling, I feel that we as animators often get too enamored with the neat thing we finally figured out how to do and linger on it a bit too long. The unfurling is very cool, but it could also be a third or half as long and still convey the same message, especially given a better anchor point as discussed above. That extra time from the transition can go into a longer hold at the end. It's important to give viewers 5 or 6 seconds to absorb or ponder over what they've just watched, and this is more like a second or two before the ending wipe. Speaking of the wipe, I'd ditch it. It's easier to do that with a mask and render as necessary for the project than to have it in the actual animation. If this were in a 16:9 ratio, there would be a little less white space at the end, which is especially important now that so much media is viewed on smaller screens. However, the current aspect ratio is probably more suitable for embedding in a presentation or web page, so this one could probably go either way. Once again, I would render the animation in a larger size and crop as necessary to fit format. You could also add a moving dot to the orbital track, but that may or may not clutter stuff up too much; I'd have to AB it to say for sure. Anyway, I hope those suggestions help. Take or leave them as you like.
15 omkgkwd We need reverse gif for this, then it might be more easy . . .
14 veitamin_B Not all orbits. Check out the ground track of a tundra orbit for example: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tundra_orbit
21 tverde9 Earth is flat confirmed
12 Neksa When you realize sin is just a function of a straight constant line on a round object
9 Jojomaloney OOHHHH!! Man, I never understood that until now! Thank you! Also, relevant username!