The universe beyond our atmosphere is a most amazing and beautiful thing. It is intriguing and interesting. We should study astronomy. We should study the stars and everything out there. Study the conditions of outer space and all
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During some cold, wintry nights, flat ice crystals that normally reside higher up in the atmosphere come fluttering closer to the ground, according to NASA. These whimsically wobbling ice crystals are sometimes referred to as crystal fog. When the crystals reflect ground lights from nearby cars and other bits of civilization, the result can be glorious: columns of light called "light pillars."
Credit: Robert Rock Belliveau, MD - This 2011 honorable mention photo is the skin of an immature cucumber, magnified 800 times. These structures are called "trichomes," and they act as little spears, protecting the young vegetable from plant-eaters. The lower part of the trichomes contains bitter, toxic chemicals that make herbivores go "ick!"
What kind of storm am I? You are a tornado. It may seem like you can't do much damage, but you can pack a big punch. You're very powerful. You rarely swing into action, but when you do, look out! You can spin yourself into quite a frenzy. At your worst, you leave a serious path of destruction. You pretty much wipe out everything in site.
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