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Ginger is a root, so is a carrot!
Ginger is a root, so is a carrot!
Fossil is Latin for "obtained by digging"
Fossil is Latin for "obtained by digging"
"Marimo," also known as "moss balls" or "lake balls," are spheres of algae that can be found in lakes all over the northern hemisphere, especially in Japan!
"Marimo," also known as "moss balls" or "lake balls," are spheres of algae that can be found in lakes all over the northern hemisphere, especially in Japan!
Tiberius sure did like cucumbers!
Tiberius sure did like cucumbers!
Cacti are plants! They have adapted to store water in their stems so that they can live in extremely dry climates.
Cacti are plants! They have adapted to store water in their stems so that they can live in extremely dry climates.
Evidence of ancient deltas on Mars is one way we know that there used to be liquid water on its surface!
Evidence of ancient deltas on Mars is one way we know that there used to be liquid water on its surface!
Here is a new, more accurate version of Iceberg. Swipe to compare!
Here is a new, more accurate version of Iceberg. Swipe to compare!
The North Star's brightness may be due to the fact it's a "multiple star", two stars that share a system or are close enough to appear as one from Earth.
The North Star's brightness may be due to the fact it's a "multiple star", two stars that share a system or are close enough to appear as one from Earth.
Rime ice forms when water droplets in the air freeze onto a surface. It can be beautiful on tree branches!
Rime ice forms when water droplets in the air freeze onto a surface. It can be beautiful on tree branches!
Most meteorologists go into hiding on St. Patrick's Day.
Most meteorologists go into hiding on St. Patrick's Day.
Any climbing plant can be considered a vine!
Any climbing plant can be considered a vine!
Grab your spades and don't forget sunscreen!
Grab your spades and don't forget sunscreen!
An atom is a tiny building block that all matter is made up of. Every atom has a core (or "nucleus") made of protons and neutrons, with electrons orbiting the nucleus in a cloud. This structure is often illustrated with colored spheres for easier understanding.
An atom is a tiny building block that all matter is made up of. Every atom has a core (or "nucleus") made of protons and neutrons, with electrons orbiting the nucleus in a cloud. This structure is often illustrated with colored spheres for easier understanding.
Nebulas (or Nebulae) are the birthplaces of stars!
Nebulas (or Nebulae) are the birthplaces of stars!
The rock cycle is the constant transition of the world's rocks due to erosion, heat, and pressure. As rocks wear away, melt, and freeze, they transition between the three major rock types: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic.
The rock cycle is the constant transition of the world's rocks due to erosion, heat, and pressure. As rocks wear away, melt, and freeze, they transition between the three major rock types: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic.
Some species of starfish have the ability to regenerate limbs. In some cases, the lost limb will grow a new body!
Some species of starfish have the ability to regenerate limbs. In some cases, the lost limb will grow a new body!
As the sun sets, its rays pass through more of the earth's atmosphere before reaching your eye. This scatters the light, leaving more red than any other color!
As the sun sets, its rays pass through more of the earth's atmosphere before reaching your eye. This scatters the light, leaving more red than any other color!
Interestingly, I just saw this picture of Saturn from the Cassini probe that is eerily similar to how I had imagined the same view. While I hadn't seen the photograph until a couple days after I had done the artwork, the real picture was actually taken over a year ago.
Interestingly, I just saw this picture of Saturn from the Cassini probe that is eerily similar to how I had imagined the same view. While I hadn't seen the photograph until a couple days after I had done the artwork, the real picture was actually taken over a year ago.