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Pariah wrote:
ukimalefu wrote: moar saturn

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Curious geometry at the pole.


Wind patterns set up by the slower rotation at the poles perhaps?
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That's the famous hex spot. We haven't figured it out yet.
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user wrote: That's the famous hex spot. We haven't figured it out yet.

Perhaps not fully at the planetary scale, but such semi-stable hexagons are easily demonstrated NATURAL phenomena.
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wait for it ...

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It turned the boat over?
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Nah, just shook em about.
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soho mission spots a comet plunging into the sun

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this is a hawaiian bobtail squid ... it's only 1.5cm in length and employs bioluminescent bacteria to not only turn its "light" on and off but control the brightness as well, all to assist in hunting

me, i think it looks like a baby reaper
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nerve fibers (green) grow out of stem cells (centre)
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Napali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii
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Milky Way over Harvey Dam in Western Australia
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A repeat, but this really should be here.
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maurvir wrote: Image

A repeat, but this really should be here.


amazing
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somebody lost their gum
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I don't even.... :worriedfrown:
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Pariah wrote:

I don't even.... :worriedfrown:


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That could be any dry lake bed that recently got a little rain, including Death Valley
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jesusdog has returned!
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For some reason--maybe the mountains in the background?--I'm thinking that THIS particular usually dry lake is one of those next to I-15 close to the California-Nevada border
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TOS wrote: jesusdog has returned!


DOG spelled backwards is GOD

Coincidence?
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ukimalefu wrote:
TOS wrote: jesusdog has returned!


DOG spelled backwards is GOD

Coincidence?


oh

my

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DEyncourt wrote: For some reason--maybe the mountains in the background?--I'm thinking that THIS particular usually dry lake is one of those next to I-15 close to the California-Nevada border

Here, to be precise.
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That harbor must be a lot deeper than it needs to be for those sport fishing boats
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More likely that it is a clever bit of compositing.
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another one from juno
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TOS wrote: apparently not

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vcast: astronomers track orbits of stars circling presumed supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

there's a fair bit of blah blah blah but it's still pretty cool
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TOS wrote: Image

Really awesome that the population has recovered from near extinction to it's regular levels. Only if the hundreds of endangered land dwelling critters about to die off also had a vast unmolested habitat to recover in :(
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Aaron_R wrote:
TOS wrote: Image

Really awesome that the population has recovered from near extinction to it's regular levels. Only if the hundreds of endangered land dwelling critters about to die off also had a vast unmolested habitat to recover in :(

It the land animals in question were better at sex, it wouldn't be an issue.

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That's odd....they're always horny.
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/me groans
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we need the opposite of slurping here
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TOS wrote: we need the opposite of slurping here

Splurting?
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i was thinking of something more centipede-y
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