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On May 19th, 2005, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view as the Sun sank below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars.
If you’re one of those people who likes to ponder things while looking out a frosty window on a cold winter day, these pictures will clear up one of those long standing wonders: each snowflake really IS unique. Some look like roman columns, others circuit boards or spaceships. Taken under high magnification using a microscope, these images bring a fragile and beautiful world into view.
Ever wanted X-ray specs or super-human vision? Chromoscope lets you explore our Galaxy (the Milky Way) and the distant Universe in a range of wavelengths from gamma-rays to the longest radio waves. Change the wavelength using the slider in the top right of the screen and explore space using your mouse.
It's not the great pumpkin Charlie Brown, just a portrait of the sun in the wavelength of hydrogen alpha light. This solar portrait enjoyed a viral run on the web in early November, making appearances on Discover , Wired , The Huffington Post , NPR and many international newspapers as well. The week of attention brought a quarter million page visits back to this website and resulted in a Today Show interview with MSNBC .