The US Department of Interior shared
this photo of two foxes at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Alaska. US Department of Interior
Unlike most galaxies, which resemble ellipticals or spirals, this galaxy does not conform to a clear shape. About a quarter of star systems take a similarly indefinite form and are known as irregular galaxies, according to NASA.
Physics of Sphere Skipping
Photographing balls bouncing across water with high speed cameras revealed some secrets of why they travel so well. Researchers at Utah State University found that elastic spheres deform into disk shapes to skip along water’s surface.
The US Department of Interior shared this photo of two foxes at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Saturn and a Small Moon
Saturn is flanked by moon Dione in this photo, hanging just below its rings to the right. The bands appearing to pattern the planet are from the methane in its atmosphere, according to NASA.
A video of an elephant and a baby in Kruger National Park in South Africa posted by Kruger Sightings shows the two crossing the road together, before the adult elephant appears to pull the youngster away from onlooking humans with her trunk.
Black Hole Shoots Jet
The Pictor A galaxy contains a supermassive black hole at its center and produces a giant jet of particles streaming at nearly the speed of light over a distance of 300,000 light years, according to NASA.
Hand of God
Photographer and weather blogger Rogerio Pacheco shared photos of this “Hand of God” cloud, seen from the Portuguese island of Madeira. According to a BBC weather meteorologist, the cloud’s fiery appearance is the serendipitous result of good morning light.
The spiral-shaped galaxy LO95 0313-192 is unusual for its jets of particles shooting from its center, which normally occur at the cores of elliptical galaxies or merging galaxies. The star system is roughly one billion light years away, according to NASA