These spiky little bunches of ice, called frost flowers, form on thin and new ice in the Arctic Ocean. (Photos by Mattias Wietz)
Polyhedral Sculptures Created out of Foreign Currency by Kristi Malakoff.
How to cut an equilateral triangle into only four pieces so they can be rearranged into a square? Henry Dudeney's solution to this (the Habberdasher's problem) is particularly neat as it can work using hinged pieces. [more] [thanks to] [code]
Series of posters created for the love of math, nature, art, and education.
Prints available: http://meganemoore.storenvy.com/
Book covers come to life:John Green’s books (4/4)
The Clearest Image of a Sunspot Ever Taken, Courtesy of the Big Bear Solar Observatory
Growth - Art by (the amazing) Rare Minimum.
The artwork begins with the polygon that has the least number of sides—the triangle. From there, it grows. Triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon, hendecagon (or undecagon), dodecagon…n-gon.
Maybe if this artwork went on to infinity, we’d have a circle at the very “end” of it. Or maybe not.
Different Views of the Carina Nebula
The Carina Nebula (also known as the Great Nebula in Carina, the Eta Carinae Nebula, NGC 3372, or Caldwell 92, as well as the Grand Nebula) is a large bright nebula that has within its boundaries several related open clusters of stars.
Eta Carinae and HD 93129A, two of the most massive and luminous stars in our Milky Way galaxy, are among them. The nebula lies at an estimated distance between 6,500 and 10,000 light years from Earth. It appears in the constellation of Carina, and is located in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. The nebula contains multiple O-type stars.
The nebula is one of the largest diffuse nebulae in our skies. Although it is some four times as large and even brighter than the famous Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is much less well known, due to its location in the southern sky. It was discovered by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in 1751–52 from the Cape of Good Hope.
Yes! Another tesseract (4-dimensional analog of a cube) gif!
Jet in Carina | HubbleSite
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