Video of the Day: Rare NASA Time-Lapse of Stars Being Born


We’ll admit that ever since Wes Anderson used “Starálfur” in the background of that scene from The Life Aquatic, just hearing a few seconds of the beautiful track instantly transports us to another world. So, it’s only fitting that Gizmodo chose the same Sigur Rós song for this never-before-seen clip, which features a series of time-lapse videos captured over the course of 14 years by the Hubble Space Telescope. No, there’s no jaguar shark to be found here, just some protostellar jets blasting away as stars are created 1,350 light-years from Earth. Check out the stunning footage here, and if you’re like us, try to keep reminding yourself that what you’re watching is real and not a movie.