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The Forgotten Beauty Of Abandoned Buildings

Germany-based freelance photographer Matthias Haker has a special artistic interest in exploring the architectural nuances of the many abandoned buildings that he comes across. From decaying ballrooms to forsaken hotel lobbies ostentatiously missing their guests, through his vivid imagery Haker restores a sense of dignity to each of the decrepit structures. Upon initial glance his photographs almost appear like paintings, as he highlights the abstract beauty that can be found within the layers of the degenerating architecture. Amazing, right? Continue reading The Forgotten Beauty Of Abandoned Buildings

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Aurora: Earth’s Little Wonder

An aurora, sometimes referred to as a polar light, is a natural light display in the sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions. Auroras are produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by the solar wind that the trajectories of charged particles in both solar wind and magnetospheric plasma, mainly in the form of electrons and protons, precipitate them into the upper atmosphere (thermosphere/exosphere), where their energy is lost. The resulting ionization and excitation of atmospheric constituents emits light of varying color and complexity. The form of the aurora, occurring within bands around both polar regions, is also dependent on the amount of acceleration imparted to the precipitating particles. Precipitating protons generally produce optical emissions as incident hydrogen atoms after gaining electrons from the atmosphere. Proton auroras are usually observed at lower latitudes.  Continue reading Aurora: Earth’s Little Wonder