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These clouds were recently spotted in the skies above Breckinridge, Colorado.
When clouds resemble ocean waves like this, they are called Kelvin-Helmoltz clouds, or billows. Waves can occur when two or more layers of a fluid are moving at different speeds. In water, this happens when fast-moving air blows across slower-moving water. With clouds, it occurs because two different layers of air meet at the cloud, where the top layer moves much faster than the bottom layer.
These conditions can be dangerous, and often cause turbulence for aircraft that fly through them, however they are also astonishing to look at, and are believed to have inspired the swirls in van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting.
📷 Sally Ross, Larimer County, Colorado

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July 28th, 2011. In Saturn's system. Cassini captures this incredible picture of not one or two of Saturn's moons, but of five. That picture speaks all for itself.
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Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
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This scientific movie of Jupiter’s moons Io and Europa. .
“Voyage of the Moons. Created using still images taken by the Cassini spacecraft during it's flyby of Jupiter and while at Saturn. Shown is Io and Europa over Jupiter's Great Red Spot and then Titan as it passes over Saturn and it's edge-on rings.
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Saturn popping out from behind the Moon .
This is a real recording.
Credit Jens Hackmann (Weikersheim Observatory)
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The Cartwheel Galaxy is the result of a violent collision where a smaller galaxy slammed into a large disk galaxy and produced shock waves like those from a rock thrown into a pond. The resulting galaxy is 1.5 times the size of our Milky Way. (~150,000 light years, 1LY = ~6 trillion miles). ***
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
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