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Second row, left to right: Aggregration stage of the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideium; sand dunes on Mars (see this link for further information); orientation preference map based on optical imaging of intrinsic signals in tree shrew visual cortex (see Bosking et al, J. of Neuroscience 17(6):2112-2127 (1997), from the Fitzpatrick neurobiology lab at Duke); temperature variations of the cosmic microwave background, revealing structure in the universe when it was a 1000 times smaller and about 300,000 years old (see the web page of the Boomerang experiment ).
Third row, left to right: Transition from
laminar to complex dynamics as water flows from the
left in an Aspen Colorado stream (picture by
H. Greenside); SOHO picture of the Sun with its
granular structure and a large plasma prominence (see
for further information); spiral defect chaos state in
a shallow horizontal convecting fluid layer (Eberhard
Bodenschatz's group); computer simulation by Alain Karma
and collaborators of three-dimensional dendritic
growth in an undercooled melt.