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The two rainbows in this picture taken by an instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite are not actually rainbows at all but a phenomenon known as a glory. Glories and rainbows appear rather sumilar, but rainbows are formed by refraction and reflection, whereas glories are the result of backward diffraction. Glories tend to be circular rings of color, commonly seen from airplanes passing over thin clouds with droplets between 10 and 30 microns in diameter. Nasa Terra, Satellite Capture, Resolutions Image, Double Rainbows, Beautiful Places, Terra Satellite, Aqua Satellite, Guadalupe Islands, Image Spectroradiomet
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Wow I went to the caregory of Science and Nature here on pinterest and I am just amazed and in awe of the beauty and wonder of God's creation. I would like to repin everything but it would take too long so I suggest anyone who is in love with God and the wonders of His creation go to this category on pinterest. Oh the wonders that await us in Heaven!!
Astronauts on board the International Space Station snapped this picture of the Ouarkziz Impact Crater in northwestern Algeria, the site of a meteor crash that occurred less than 70 million years ago, during the time when dinosaurs still inhabited the Earth. A stream channel that cuts through the rim of the crater formed following the impact The crater is about 3.5 kilometers across.
pair of interacting galaxies called arp 273. the larger of the spiral galaxies, known as ugc 1810, has a disk that is distorted into a rose-like shape by the gravitational tidal pull of the companion galaxy below it, known as ugc 1813. ~ credit: nasa, esa, and the hubble heritage team (stsci/aura)