Nature is so cool.
The human/child in me wants to disturb them!
“I was absolutely astounded,” he says. They were little protrusions of ice, delicate, like snowflakes. They began growing in the dry, cold air “like a meadow spreading off in all directions. Every available surface was covered with them.” What are they?
“Frost flowers,” he was told. “I’d never heard of them,” Jeff says, “but they were everywhere.”
And yet, he says, when he and colleagues checked, they found each frost flower housed about a million creatures. “That’s 10 to the sixth! Yeah, a million bacteria.”
Originally posted by ed1320
Any idea on the size of these flowers?
Originally posted by temporalchameleon
reply to post by JiggyPotamus
You made me laugh, at least.
Those ice flowers look so... beautifully alien, don't you think? I'm sure your soon-to-be girlfriend would love them!
Seriously, though. I vote our planet for a must-visit-locale designation in the next Galactic Travel Guide. I would drive a few light years to get some of those flowers for MY alien girlfriend. I'm sure there are lots of alien dudes out there who would do the same.
Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
Oh dear... you sound all 'Avatarish'