Welcome to this planet, Earth

Featuring posts that exemplify a scientific celebration of our shared place in space.

Through the Looking Glass May 5, 2021

Nature has a way of building formations that are both aesthetic and captivating. Spanning across different scales, we can't help but notice similarities in shape and form. And although the mechanisms and drivers for formation are different for different processes, we stumble across similarities and ask ourselves a question that continuously drives and pushes the field of science forward. That question is, "why?"

Microscopic

Here is an image of the benthic foraminifera, Alveolina, in cross section. This sample was taken from offshore India in the Mukta Field

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Macroscopic

The Milky Way galaxy spans 100,000 light years, and contains up to 400 billion stars. Earth is just one little dot in an expansive system!

Past

Record of past shorelines represented by deposits.

Captured in the Turks and Caicos Islands April 2019

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Present

Standing along the present shoreline facing the sunset.

Captured in the Turks and Caicos Islands March 2021