Supernovae: One Of The World’s Most Energetic Occurrences

March 17, 2014
Colorful Supernovae Remnant

Source: Wikipedia

Few sights are more phenomenal than a supernova. These flashes of brilliant light mark the explosion of a dying star. Supernovae are so brilliant that they can radiate as much energy as the sun will in its entire life, and can easily outshine whole galaxies for brief periods of time. Eventually, over a period of weeks or months, the brilliant supernova will fade from the sky. The images shown here represent different stages in a supernova’s lifecycle.

Young Galactic Remnant

Source: SciTechDaily

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Jellyfish Lake And The Daily Dance of 10 Million Golden Jellyfish

March 15, 2014
Millions of Jellyfish

Source: GrindTV

Each day, more than 10 million golden jellyfish perform a habitual migration within Jellyfish Lake, a remote marine lake on the island of Palau. While jellyfish are often know for drifting aimlessly at sea, these golden jellies propel themselves forward by pumping water through their golden bells. This daily dance draws numerous visitors to the Pacific Island’s Jellyfish Lake each year.

Jellyfish Lake

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A Beautiful Time Lapse Of How Snowflakes Form

March 11, 2014

Winter may be on its way out (and we’re OK with that), but snowflakes are a source of perennial inspiration. Take a microscopic look at how they’re formed.

The Intricate Worlds Within Magnified Sand

March 11, 2014

Sand. For some, it conjures images of tropical beverages and pristine waters. For others, it’s little more than a ubiquitous pest. Either way, we seldom think of those little granules unless we’re surrounded by them.

Magnified Sand Rock Candy

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Dennis Hlynsky, Plotting Nature’s Flight Paths

March 5, 2014
Flight Paths Starlings

Source: Vimeo

Wildlife photographers and filmmakers have brought no-holds barred natural sights to audiences for decades, but presenting the complex movements of Earth’s avian friends in a memorable way has often eluded even the most skilled documentary makers. That is, at least until now.

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Inside The Colossal Sơn Đoòng Cave

March 2, 2014

Son Doong Cave

Tucked away in Vietnam’s Quang Binh province is Sơn Đoòng (or “Mountain River”) Cave, which currently boasts the title of the world’s largest cave. The cave existed unbeknownst to man for millennia, and it wasn’t until 1991 that a local–overcoming his fear of the whistling sound it produced–laid eyes on Sơn Đoòng for the first time. The cave measures an astounding 490 feet deep and 30,000 feet long, and houses a fast-flowing river within it. Commercial tourism is just heating up, but it will cost you: as of August 2013, visitors paid $3,000 each to step foot into the cave.