Amazing photos

topic posted Thu, May 1, 2008 - 3:28 AM by  Stickboy
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  • Re: Amazing photos

    Tue, May 13, 2008 - 7:41 PM
    Wow! Frozen Wave Phenomenon on Lake Huron

    Michigan has had the coldest winter in decades. Water expands to freeze, and at Macinaw City the water in Lake Huron below the surface ice was supercooled. It expanded to break through the surface ice and froze into this incredible wave.

    This wave phenomena is seen in Antarctica, but in Michigan? Yes, it's been quite a winter!
  • Re: Amazing photos

    Wed, May 14, 2008 - 5:00 PM

    Amazing Striped Icebergs

    Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions.

    Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.

    When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe.

    Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.
  • Re: Amazing photos

    Mon, September 15, 2008 - 8:24 PM
    While the artwork portrayed is not photos, I think these deserve a spot in this thread...:)
    • Re: Amazing photos

      Mon, September 15, 2008 - 8:52 PM
      Those are *awesome*! But can someone explain this one to me:

      Is this one tongue-in-cheek; i.e., a joke? Or is there something that I'm supposed to see in this picture that I'm just not picking up on?
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        Re: Amazing photos

        Mon, September 15, 2008 - 9:21 PM
        you don't see the invisible man?

        i like Meeting the Frog most.

        thanks, kenneth.
        • Re: Amazing photos

          Mon, September 15, 2008 - 9:23 PM
          Okay, a joke it is. :)
          • Re: Amazing photos

            Tue, September 16, 2008 - 6:15 AM
            It's okay, Enrika...ya got your blonde moment out of the way, for the month!

            • Re: Amazing photos

              Tue, September 16, 2008 - 9:31 AM
              "It's okay, Enrika...ya got your blonde moment out of the way, for the month!"

              Oh, no, I'm sure there are several more to come.

              The problem is that I'm *remarkably* unobservant, so it's not uncommon at all for me to look right at something and not even see it. Happens all the time. I've been known to live in a place for years without noticing certain things. I asked my parents, "Hey, when did you get that orange tree?" My mom said, "Ummm... about six years ago." I asked my husband, "What do you mean that bistro table requires assembly?" when it was packed into a box that was 3-4 inches tall. Shit like that.

              No, still plenty of blonde moments left this month.
  • Re: Amazing photos

    Tue, October 27, 2009 - 11:41 PM

    Tattooed Mars

    This high-resolution picture from the HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows twisting dark trails criss-crossing light-colored terrain on the Martian surface. Newly formed trails like these had presented researchers with a tantalizing mystery but are now known to be the work of miniature wind vortices known to occur on the red planet, in other words Martian dust devils. Such spinning columns of rising air heated by the warm surface are also common in dry and desert areas on planet Earth. Typically lasting only a few minutes, dust devils become visible as they pick up loose red-colored dust leaving the darker and heavier sand beneath intact. Ironically, dust devils have been credited with unexpectedly cleaning the solar panels of the Mars rovers.

    Image Credit: NASA, HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona)

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