Just Because it's Beautiful

Check out the image below from NASA's Earth Observatory:

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These are called von Kármán vortices.

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Thanks for the pic, Coby. Been a long time since I visited here (and illconsideredblogspot). Hope you're good as gold or at least in proximity of that.

barry.

Thanks for the well wishes, barry. Things are pretty quiet around here aside from the weekly GW News posting. Two toddlers don't leave much time for blogging! But that is a trade I would make anytime, anywhere :)

I _want_ that image in a jigsaw.

Of course, with toddlers around, grown-up jigsaws are out of the question. You haven't tried it? Don't bother.