January 12th, 2007

neta

world's biggest, yuckiest flower




This photo taken in Batang Palupuh, Sumatra, Indonesia, in July 2005 shows the plant Rafflesia arnoldii. Scientists have used genetic analysis to solve the long-standing mystery of the lineage of the rafflesia flower, known for its blood-red bloom measuring three feet (1 meter) wide and its nauseating stench of rotting flesh published in the journal Science on January 11, 2007.

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=scienceNews&storyID=2007-01-11T192546Z_01_N11473891_RTRUKOC_0_US-FLOWER-STENCH.xml&src=011107_1659_ARTICLE_PROMO_also_on_reuters
shar

I am in the picture frame of mind.




This majestic view, taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, tells an untold story of life and death in the Eagle Nebula, an industrious star-making factory located 7,000 light-years away in the Serpens Sonstellation. The image shows the region's entire network of turbulent clouds and newborn stars in infrared light.

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