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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Great Void Plasma Jets Shine Like Cosmic Lighthouses in These Stunning Images

Great Void Plasma Jets Shine Like Cosmic Lighthouses in These Stunning...

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A new computer model captures the twisting lines of plasma jets that stream out from the edges of a black hole. Here, a simulation of so-called collisionless relativistic plasma shows the density of positrons, or antimatter partners to electrons, near a rotating black hole. Credit: Kyle Parfrey et al./Berkeley Lab Stunning new images show how…
Rainbow-Hued Rivers Transect World Like Veins in Gorgeous Maps

Rainbow-Hued Rivers Transect World Like Veins in Gorgeous Maps

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Seventy percent of Australia qualifies as arid or semi-arid, according to the Australian government. Credit: Robert Szucs, Cartographer Rivers get the rainbow treatment in a gorgeous series of maps from a Hungarian cartographer. Available for download on Etsy, the maps are both beautiful and scientifically accurate. Their creator, Robert Szucs, has a background in geographic…

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