(Not Quite) Wordless Wednesday: Fibonacci is everywhere

When I saw this on IFLS, I thought, “Wow.”

Source:  IFLS

Source: IFLS

Left is an embryo (probably human, but not necessarily since we mammals tend to look a lot alike during our embryonic development, see just how much alike here).

In the center is the Fibonacci spiral, which appears everywhere- music, nature, mathematics.  It’s quite fascinating where the pattern can be found.  To learn more about it, see here.

On the right is a galaxy?  Nebula?  I’m not sure exactly what- the image didn’t include a description.  If you know, please comment.

Humans are great at recognizing patterns.  Do you see the pattern above?  How all three have the same shape?  Like that of a nautilus?

What does it mean that this spiral is found everywhere, that the math is so elegant?  Not for me to say, but it’s pretty awe inspiring nonetheless.

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2 responses to “(Not Quite) Wordless Wednesday: Fibonacci is everywhere

  1. Looks like the Antennae Galaxies, two colliding galaxies. The image here is reversed from the view we have been able to see from Earth. Well, actually it seems to be from the Hubble Telescope, so not quite Earth. http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/46/image/a/

  2. Pingback: Wordless Wednesday: More Fibonacci | mommacommaphd

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