Personal observation of symbols resembling letters from ancient runic alphabet seen in high altitude plasma discharges over Oklahoma on October 7, 2017. Used PicsArt editing software to accentuate the letter shapes definition. Original picture of sprites published by earthsky.org. http://earthsky.org/earth/red-sprite-oklahoma-paul-smith-oct-2017
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon, the possible source of the annual Geminid meteor showers of late-December into early-January. National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory, Dec. 17, 2017
A group of scientists participated in the 7th Solvay Conference, Bruxelles (October 1933). Seated (left to right): Erwin Schrödinger, Irène Joliot, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Abram Ioffe, Marie Curie, Paul Langevin, Owen Willans Richardson, Lord Ernest Rutherford, Théophile de Donder, Maurice de Broglie, Louis de Broglie, Lise Meitner, James Chadwick. Standing (left to right): Émile Henriot, Francis Perrin, Frédéric Joliot, Werner Heisenberg, Hendrik Anthony Kramers, E. Stahel, Enrico Fermi, Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton, Paul Dirac, Peter Joseph William Debye, Nevill Francis Mott, Blas Cabrera, George Gamow, Walther Bothe, Patrick Blackett, M.S. Rosenblum, Jacques Errera, Ed. Bauer, Wolfgang Pauli, Jules-Émile Verschaffelt, M. Cosyns, E. Herzen, John Douglas Cockcroft, Charles Drummond Ellis, Rudolf Peierls, Auguste Piccard, Ernest O. Lawrence, Léon Rosenfeld. Absents: Albert Einstein and Charles Eugène Guye
A model of the atomic nucleus showing it as a compact bundle of the two types of nucleons: protons (red) and neutrons (blue). In this diagram, protons and neutrons look like little balls stuck together, but an actual nucleus (as understood by modern nuclear physics) cannot be explained like this, but only by using quantum mechanics. In a nucleus which occupies a certain energy level (for example, the ground state), each nucleon can be said to occupy a range of locations.
Stone Tornadoes (lithified vortices) are revealed in this ridge road-cut that skirts a rural highway near Sipsey, Alabama. The ridge rises some 300 feet above the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior river to its south, and 45 feet above the highway roadbed. The features were exposed when highway engineers excavated the eastern tip of the ridge during the project to widen Alabama state Hwy 78 to a 4-lane divided highway.
The boundary edge between the verticle "spannotic pattern" and the gray bedrock strata in which it is embedded, showing a clear and profound difference in the rock inside and outside of the vortice.