Rare Ice Disks
Although extremely rare, ice disks, also known as ice circles, do indeed appear naturally from time to time when conditions are perfect. Above are a few examples of people who have been lucky enough to stumble onto one while holding a camera.
Ice discs form on the outer bends in a river where the accelerating water creates a force called ‘rotational shear’, which breaks off a chunk of ice and twists it around. As the disc rotates, it grinds against surrounding ice — smoothing into a circle. A relatively uncommon phenomenon, one of the earliest recordings is of a slowly revolving disc was spotted on the Mianus River and reported in a 1895 edition of Scientific American.
Different views of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. It’s an atmospheric storm that has been raging in planet’s southern Hemisphere for at least 400 years. This ancient storm is so large that three Earths could fit inside it.
Image credit: NASA/ESA
I can’t explain how wide my eyes got when I saw the conclusion of this gif.
Guinea pigs are so awesome
Rick the Adventure Bird.
An ongoing sadistic project—by Athens-based architect and 3D modeler Katerina Kamprani—that opposes the de rigueur function of design, in a bid to redesign everyday things with a twist, rendering them almost useless but still usable.
This makes me so angry