The surface of the Moon just got funkier. Variations in the lunar gravity field as measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) during the primary mapping mission from March to May (Courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MIT/GSFC)
I love this one of the chameleon. Japanese artist Iori Tomita transforms the scientific technique of preserving and dying organism specimens into an art form with his series, 'shinsekai [toumei hyouhon]' ('new world transparent specimens')
1898 photograph of Thomas Dickert and Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt’s model moon, which was constructed of 116 sections of plaster on a framework of wood and metal. Location: Chicago’s Field Columbian Museum.
All Of Earth's Water In A Single Sphere This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth's water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The diameter would be roughly the distance from Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas.
In the foreground, the ruined tower of a medieval castle stands in dramatic silhouette. Located in Igersheim, Germany and traditionally known as castle Neuhaus, it might be named Sunspot Castle for this well-composed scene.
malformalady: “ The image above shows an entirely natural phenomenon, occurring inside the hollow (rotten) core of a white pine. Whorled branch cores look like spokes inside the trunk of a white pine,.