Science Photo of the Day

I thought it was time to bring back the Science Photo of the Day. Enough time has passed that it won't matter if I accidentally repeat one of the old questions, and I have plenty of new photos to use.

If you are not familiar with the Science Photo of the Day, each day I will post a new photograph with a science question. The photos will be posted here and on my Happy Scientist Facebook page. The next day, I will post the answer, along with a new photo and question.

Some of the questions will be simple, while others may take quite a bit of research to answer. Subscribers are welcome to post your answer in the comments, but they will not appear on this site until I approve them (which cuts down on spam, off topic comments, etc.) If you are not a subscriber, you may post your answer on the Happy Scientist Facebook page.

Science Photo of the Day

New Science Photo of the Day: 6
These Juniper berries are not really berries. What are they?
New Science Photo of the Day: 5
The common name of this insect is "clown beetle". How did it get that name?
New Science Photo of the Day: 4
How can ducks swim in freezing cold water without getting frostbite on their feet?
New Science Photo of the Day: 3
The sandstone cliffs behind our house have places where the rock has many small holes, about the diameter of a pencil. What caused the holes?
New Science Photo of the Day: 2
You can sometimes see bands of rainbow-like colors in the clouds. These are called sundogs. Even though they have colors like rainbows, they are very different. Why?

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