This awesomely beautiful object is part of the Fukang meteorite. Discovered near the city of Fukang in Xinjiang, China back in 2000, the 2,211 lb meteorite is a pallasite, which is a meteorite consisting of roughly equal proportions of iron and olivine. The olivine crystals are what you see catching the light in this striking photo, which was shared by Redditor kikootwo.
“Pallasites are extremely rare even among meteorites (only about 1% of all meteorites are this type) and Fukang has been hailed as one of the greatest meteorite discoveries of the 21st century.”
From the Department of Awesome Natural Phenomena comes this extraordinary photo taken by the Cassini spacecraft’s narrow-angle camera back in November 2012. This beautiful, swirling mass of deep red clouds is a mind-blowingly large hurricane taking place on the surface of Saturn. The storm measures 1,250 miles wide. Yep, that’s pretty freaking awesome.
The spinning vortex of Saturn’s north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Measurements have sized the eye at a staggering 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) across with cloud speeds as fast as 330 miles per hour (150 meters per second).
This image is among the first sunlit views of Saturn’s north pole captured by Cassini’s imaging cameras. When the spacecraft arrived in the Saturnian system in 2004, it was northern winter and the north pole was in darkness. Saturn’s north pole was last imaged under sunlight by NASA’s Voyager 2 in 1981; however, the observation geometry did not allow for detailed views of the poles. Consequently, it is not known how long this newly discovered north-polar hurricane has been active.
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