Fractal spiral, The whirlpool galaxy, also called Messier was captured by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which has already mapped more than 100 million galaxies in 3 dimensions. (Photo: the Sloan Digital Sky Survey & Robert Lupton.
The Sorting Tornado? Kansas tornado: a rare close-up of a tornado from within 150 feet. The twister sucks up dirt as it churns across a rural landscape in western Kansas on May Photo by Jim Reed (I think).
The awesome power of this tornado, just south of Parker Colorado, is evident by the amount of earth being consumed in its vortex. Despite this power, Mother Nature was just putting on a spectacular show; only a single tree was damaged. By Zachary Caron