The "eye of God

Relic of a dead star - the Helix Nebula The Helix Nebula is also referred to as the "Eye of God" because of its striking shape. © NASA / JPL-Caltech / J. Hora (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) Read out A gigantic eye looks down on the earth from 700 light-years away. The Helix Nebula is therefore also referred to as the "Eye of God" or "Eye of Sauron" - but in reality it is the colorful remnant of a dead star.
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Swirling parallels

Hurricanes of Jupiter and terrestrial vortexes are amazingly similar Parallel vortices on Jupiter and in the Baltic Sea. © NASA / SwRI / MSSS, USGS / Landsat Read out At first glance, the gas giant Jupiter has little in common with the earth - it is gaseous and much larger than our rather small, rocky home planet.
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Fire in the green lung of our planet

NASA satellite map shows the number and intensity of the mountains in the Amazon This satellite map shows the fires in the Amazon from 15.-22. August 2019. (Click to enlarge) © NASA / MODIS Read out It is a disaster with incalculable consequences for the climate and nature of our planet: tens of thousands of fires are currently feeding through the Amazon rainforest.
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Floating crystals

How a soap bubble freezes Ice crystals on a freezing soap bubble Farzad Ahmadi and Christian Kingett Read out Soap bubbles fascinate with their delicate beauty and iridescent sheen. This snapshot, however, captures such a bubble in an unusual situation - as it freezes. In frosty surroundings, fine crystals form on the thin skin of the soap bubble, which gradually merge with each other
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Retreat to the limit

Shot reveals disappearance of Columbia Glacier in Alaska The Columbia Glacier in Alaska on June 21, 2019. © NASA / USGS Landsat Read out This photograph shows the Columbia Glacier in Alaska - one of the fastest flowing ice streams in North America. Due to climate change, this glacier has already lost half of its volume and divided into several arms.
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A spider named Karl Lagerfeld

Black and white coloring reminds of the typical outfit of the fashion shooter In honor of the fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld biologists have christened this newly discovered spider species "Jotus karllagerfeldi". © Mark Newton Read out Black "gloves", a white collar and the rest of the outfit is stylish in black and white: This jumping spider reminded biologists so strongly of the look of the recently deceased fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, that they gave her a quick name.
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In the arctic underworld

Researchers collect climate data from cave deposits in northern Greenland Large hoarfrost crystals cover the walls and ceiling of a cave in northeastern Greenland. © Robbie Shone / University of Innsbruck Read out What looks like foam or snow hides lime deposits that have grown over thousands of years.
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