Illustration for article titled The Fingerprints of Water on Sand Are Like a Living Organism

Nature is filled with repeating patterns. Take this image of dried-up riverbeds in Oman, which could just as easily be the subterranean root structure of a giant tree, or the threadlike tendrils of a fungal mycelia network, or a microscopic collection of neurons.

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren captured this stunning photograph from the International Space Station on November 11th.


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