The fog of San Francisco is epic, a distinct character as iconic as Golden Gate Bridge. This is a visual ode to a single night of thick, flowing fog unlike anywhere else, and an undeniable reminder of the fluidity of air.
A glory is the atmospheric phenomena that produces scintillating, iridescent clouds. They're special enough to see on Earth, but now we have a photograph of a glory on Venus! I'm always down with a bit of interplanetary cloud-watching.
Check out this amazingly beautiful optical effect — this rainbow-like feature, called a "glory," was recently captured by Europe's Venus Express orbiter. This is the first time the phenomenon, which also happens on Earth, has been imaged on another planet.
This isn't some sort of alien test card beamed from Venus, but a rainbow-like optical phenomenon known as a glory in the atmosphere of our nearest planetary neighbour.
If you want to contribute toward the pixelated glory of the species, look away from Foursquare, Uber, Snapchat, Temple Run, "Path," or whatever the hell else. These are sideshows and baubles. Chipotle's first update since 2009 is why tech matters.
Behold a double rainbow from space! Well, technically, it's called glory, but it just looks like a double rainbow from the top. The optical phenomenon was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Terra satellite, orbiting over Baja California.
No offense to Betsy Ross, but this is an American flag made for the 21st Century. It's a digital weave created from the avatars of Twitter users who tweet about Independence Day using a July 4th hashtag.