Japanese artist Azuma Makoto recently ventured to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to launch a 50-year-old pine bonsai and a colorful floral arrangement into space. The mission, titled Exobotanica, aimed to explore the transformation of the plants into exobiota (extraterrestrial life) in outer space.
I need to have this around me
photos by (click pic) curtis and renee, china foto press, intotherfd, james davidson, joan wallner, tenfrozentoes and wyman meinzer. worth noting in the third picture that the colours of the double rainbow are in reverse order, and that the sky inside of the primary rainbow is much lighter than the sky outside of it, a result of the direction of the refraction of light. (see also: previous posts of lightning and atmospheric optics)