Tag: phenomena

Dec 4, 2012

Picture of the Day: Figure 8 Algal Bloom from Space

Picture of the Day: Figure 8 Algal Bloom from Space

FIGURE 8 ALGAL BLOOM FROM SPACE Photograph by ESA In this Envisat image acquired on 2 December 2011, a phytoplankton bloom swirls a figure-of-8 in the South Atlantic Ocean about 600 km east of the Falkland Islands. Different types and quantities of phytoplankton exhibit different colours, such as the blues and greens…

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Dec 3, 2012

Lake Hillier: The Pink Lake in Australia

Lake Hillier: The Pink Lake in Australia

Photo by Jean Paul Ferrero/Ardea/Caters News (via Exposing the Truth Lake Hillier is a pink-coloured lake on Middle Island in Western Australia. Middle island is the largest of the islands and islets that make up the Recherche Archipelago, a group of about 105 islands and over 1,200 ‘obstacles to shipping’. The tiny lake only…

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Oct 12, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Highest of All Clouds

Picture of the Day: The Highest of All Clouds

THE HIGHEST OF ALL CLOUDS Photograph by Kelly Speelman/National Science Federation In this photo by Kelly Speelman of the National Science Federation, we see Nacreous clouds observed on January 6, 2011. These polar stratospheric clouds at 80,000 feet (24,384 m) are the highest of all clouds. They only occur in the…

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Sep 23, 2012

The Cutest Cross-Eyed Cat Ever [9 pics]

The Cutest Cross-Eyed Cat Ever [9 pics]

Spangles, who was born on the Fourth of July (hence his name) in 2009, is the cutest cross-eyed cat ever. He has one cross eye but can still see perfectly fine. He lives in a loving home with 2 other small dogs and 3 other kittens. Spangles even has his own Facebook page with…

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Sep 11, 2012

20 Animals with Two Different Colored Eyes

20 Animals with Two Different Colored Eyes

In anatomy, heterochromia refers to a difference in coloration, usually of the iris but also of hair or skin. Heterochromia is primarily the result of the relative excess or lack of melanin (a pigment). However, it may also be inherited, or caused by genetic mosaicism, disease, or injury. Below you will find a gallery…

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Jul 22, 2012

Picture of the Day: Clouds Rolling Over Rio

Picture of the Day: Clouds Rolling Over Rio

CLOUDS ROLLING OVER RIO Photograph via gguerind on Reddit In this dramatic photograph, we see clouds rolling past the base of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I was unable to find more information on this photograph and a reverse image search on TinEye and Google…

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Jun 13, 2012

40 Photos of Airplanes Breaking the Sound Barrier

40 Photos of Airplanes Breaking the Sound Barrier

Supersonic speed is a rate of travel of an object that exceeds the speed of sound (Mach 1). For objects travelling in dry air of a temperature of 20 °C (68 °F) this speed is approximately 343 m/s, 1,125 ft/s, 768 mph or 1,235 km/h. A sonic boom is the sound associated with the…

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