Today, you are a member of… King Gong

apolloBeyond being a fine asian instrument and a Chuck Berris showcase for humanity, GONG is the Global Oscillation Network Group, a six-station global chain of observatories that study the sun in all its Zeusishness by way of helioseismology. Using velocity imagers and dopplergramms they track the acoustic waves that run through the sun like the jiggle through jello. By doing so, physicists there literally spend their days staring at the sun, something surely their mothers told them not to do. This week, take the same liberties, members. Get methodical about staring at your monoliths. Not so much for the good time eye-frying rebellion always holds, but for the geek love of seeing the shift in the shape.

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