28 February 2014

A Beautiful Hot Spring In The US With Neon, Rainbow Hues

via A.M. Ruttle

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park has got to be the most beautiful hot spring in the United States.

From an aerial view, the hot spring, which measures 370 feet in diameter is shaped like the sun, except rendered in neon rainbow hues.

The strange and beautiful phenomenon is demystified by a representative of Yellowstone who explains, “The vivid rings of rusty reds and vibrant yellows and greens that encircle it are caused by colonies of pigmented thermophiles — microbes that live within specific extreme temperature ranges at hot springs.”

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[via Cat In Water]