Photographer Alexey Kljatov (aka ChaoticMind75) takes macro shots of natural snowflakes, snow and hoarfrost crystals right outside of his house in Moscow, Russia.
how are these so beautifully crafted? Mother nature is such a bad ass
If you look at the Sun (which you shouldn’t, ever), you just see white light (for the second or so before your retinas are permanently scorched. That’s a mixture of all wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum that our eyes respond to, between 390 and 700 nanometers (or about 3,900 to 7,000 angstroms). And there is a lot we can learn about the Sun by viewing it in that range, from studying its undulating surface swirls to its rotation.
But scientists at places like NASA can learn even more by extending their “eyes” beyond the visible.That’s what this new mosaic from the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows us. It represents all of SDO’s detectable wavelengths and the ions and temperatures that those wavelengths represent. Viewing each of those can tell us a deeper, richer story of the solar physics at work in and on the fusion-powered energy source that feeds our planet.
I’ve captured the false colored hues that NASA scientists assign to each and put it in a digital palette. I can’t help but feel a bit amazed at not only the extreme temperatures at play (millions of Kelvin!) but also the extreme beauty. Our Sun is the best sun.
Today we logged into our internets and SUDDENLY DALEKS! In honor of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary, the Google doodle has been transformed into something a little more Whovian. You’ll soon realize that this isn’t any ol’ animation, it’s actually a game!
Choose your Doctor
Stealthily slip past the Daleks to collect the Google letters
Win all of the things!