An animation of the hexagonal storm present on Saturn’s north pole. The hexagon is 30,000 kilometers across and has constant winds of more than 300 kilometers per hour. Images acquired by the Cassini spacecraft on December 10th, 2012.
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01. Pascal’s Triangle ©1974 Agnes Denes
02. The human argument ©1974 Agnes Denes
03. Sun mathematics ©1974 Agnes Denes
"This is postprocessed snowflakes, cropped from full 12mp shots, mix from 2009-2013 years. Usually i add to them artifical colors, because original shots almost monochromatic and looks not appealing. Some snowflakes captured in standard macro mode, others with Helios 44 add-on:"
Biominerals are a subset of the mineral kingdom, those created by living creatures. In spite of usually fine grain size and intimate association with organic materials, biominerals are readily identified as common mineral species. Iron hydroxides and oxyhydroxides, calcium carbonates and calcium phosphates from uni- and multi-cellular species are presented as examples of biominerals, and biomineralization processes. Their special morphological, and crystal chemical, characteristics provide unique structural contributions to the life forms that create them. Investigations of novel habitats should present opportunities to expand the number of biominerals and their potential for industrial applications
Sacred Geometry - Water Vibration
Diatom Frustule - Costopyxsis sp.
Natural Cloud Spiral Fractals photograph, not digita
“The fine, intricately patterned latticework of diatom frustules and radiolarian tests rates as one of many natural aesthetic wonders.
The holes in radiolarian and diatom shells respectively exist for differing reasons. Both types of skeleton are formed from silicon compounds.
In diatoms, the holes collectively take on the role of a sieve, a two-way filtration mechanism across which water and nutrient molecules permeate the cell. The holes can range from several micrometres down to 100 nanometres in diameter.
A typical diatom frustule is perforated rather than solid, for two reasons. Firstly, the perforated construction allows for a more economic use of silica, especially where low levels of dissolved silica are present. Silicon is also relatively dense, so the structure promotes lightness. Perforations in the frustule also endow the diatom with considerable compressive strength, which explains the frustules’ ability to survive undamaged under layers of sediment. When compressive force is applied to a frustule, the lines of force are concentrated along the lines of the silica lattice and continued to the girdle band, which has a greater ability to withstand stress. Costae, or ribs, will also strengthen the upper and lower surfaces of the frustule. “
"The same flattening of the rotational curve is observed in the magnetohydrodynamics of stars and even hurricanes on earth, both of which are vastly different in both scale and density. Finding self-similar characteristics in rotating bodies across such enormous differences in scale points to a common underlying mechanism."
"displaying pentagonal geometry in the eye. Source: Planetary Society"