Mystery of Planet-forming Disks Explained by Magnetism
Astronomers say that magnetic storms in the gas orbiting young stars may explain a mystery that has persisted since before 2006.
Researchers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to study developing stars have had a hard time figuring out why the stars give off more infrared light than expected. The planet-forming disks that circle the young stars are heated by starlight and glow with infrared light, but Spitzer detected additional infrared light coming from an unknown source.
Photographer Marianne Kjølner snapped this pair of photographs of a bizarre tree in Denmark. Of the photo she says: “This old pink house is situated at the old dunes, a few hundred meters from the west coast, a very windy place were there isn’t much that can grow. So the tree can only grow where it has shelter.”
A white rainbow (also known as a lunar rainbow, lunar bow or moonbow) is a rainbow produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon rather than from direct sunlight. Moonbows are relatively faint, due to the smaller amount of light reflected from the surface of the moon.
This is my favorite picture of tumblr. There’s something so universally comforting in seeing life flourish in between the cracks of concrete. No matter what pressures and oppression society tries to pour on top of you, nature is resilient and your beauty will end up shining through any cracks in the system. Life will always find a way.