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Guess the Mystery Image

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Mon May 20, 2013 4:27 pm

I wonder if anyone can guess what this is an image of.

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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby wicked woman » Mon May 20, 2013 4:34 pm

Skin, lizard.
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby Del » Mon May 20, 2013 4:36 pm

Coral.
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 20, 2013 4:38 pm

Butterfly wing?
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby TinatheConfused » Mon May 20, 2013 4:41 pm

Microbial Goo on a Lake/pond?
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby chris.ph » Mon May 20, 2013 4:43 pm

surface of a planet, dont know which one
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby jaeger » Mon May 20, 2013 4:53 pm

Insects translucent wing :think: ?
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby Catch-up » Mon May 20, 2013 5:09 pm

I'm guessing lizard skin too.
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Mon May 20, 2013 5:15 pm

Honey(/wax)comb?
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby Dotsie » Mon May 20, 2013 6:57 pm

chris.ph wrote:surface of a planet, dont know which one

Correct! It's the surface of Mars, taken by HiRISE. It's possibly caused by dessication (which means there was water - how exciting!)
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby chris.ph » Mon May 20, 2013 7:11 pm

couldnt remember where i saw the photo :D
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby hnorwood » Mon May 20, 2013 8:52 pm

That's a good example of how the same structure appears at different scales - lizard skin - planetary surface.
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby Ghost » Mon May 20, 2013 8:53 pm

I want to see a different one to see if I can guess that one
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Wed May 22, 2013 12:16 pm

When I first saw it, I thought it most resembled lizard skin or part of an insect. I find it interesting because it's an example of how natural processes can produce an ordered pattern.
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Re: Guess the Mystery Image

Postby wicked woman » Wed May 22, 2013 2:10 pm

KnightOfFewWords wrote:When I first saw it, I thought it most resembled lizard skin or part of an insect. I find it interesting because it's an example of how natural processes can produce an ordered pattern.

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