Photos: Spirals go from nature to the lab

Photos: Spirals go from nature to the lab

Summary: Inspired by spirals found in nature, inventor believes the form could lead to breakthroughs in many fields.

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TOPICS: Nasa / Space
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  • Whirlpool cloud

    A satellite picture taken of a whirlpool cloud, which was shaped by high-altitude winds, that moved over the sea between Spain and Morocco.

  • Messier 101

    This image of Messier 101 is the most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy to come from research using the Hubble telescope. It is a composite of 51 images from the Hubble as well as photos shot from the ground.

  • Flower

    This developing flower displays the spiral form in two aspects: The whole flower begins in a spiral and unfolds as it opens, while the tips of the petals form tiny inward spirals.

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Topic: Nasa / Space

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