Researchers have detected complex organic molecules in a galaxy more than 12 billion light-years away from Earth—the most distant galaxy in which these molecules are now known to exist.
In the new study, the JWST received a boost from what the researchers call "nature's magnifying glass"—a phenomenon called gravitational lensing. "This magnification happens when two galaxies are almost perfectly aligned from the Earth's point of view, and light from the background galaxy is warped and magnified by the foreground galaxy into a ring-like shape, known as an Einstein ring," Vieira said.
Researchers have detected complex organic molecules in a galaxy more than 12 billion light-years away from Earth—the most distant galaxy in which these molecules are now known to exist. Thanks to the capabilities of the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope and careful analyses from the...phys.org
Two new circles- keys, ogham, runes and alignments seem to be the speculations
I think the crop circle looks more like a Mandala.
The Lotus flower is used in Mandalas. In Asia it is believed that it emerges from the muddy waters but that is not an impediment for it to show its beauty when it opens its leaves with the arrival of the sun.
Thus, the lotus flower symbolizes the closure of a stage that has been especially negative, so it is often used when you want to start a new beginning, a future marked by hope.
Well, this is just one interpretation and could mean other things such as solar activity, which in fact in this cycle 25 has already exceeded projections.
Doesn't quite look "crisp" enough for a genuine circle.
Chakras are also refered to as lotus flowers, the numbers of petals getting a symbolic meaning...I'm taking the liberty of cross posting Puma's post on the Potterne crop cricle looking like a lotus here, because i think the interpretation is an interesting, and hopeful one, whether it is correct remains to be seen.
I'd just add that, as for it also looking like a sunflower, i'm reminded of how the sunflower has been used as a symbol of Ukraine, and both it and Russia produce half of the world's seeds (and the shortage that was reported at the beginning of the conflict) despite the plant originating in the Americas.
Here's a few pictures of lotus flowers that i thought look similar to the above:
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And a sunflower for comparison:
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The crispness may depend if either the circle is discovered soon enough after its creation or not , bent plants that are flattened down to draw the shape are not "killed" in the process and usually can start to re-grow again and to stand up after a few days depending on the weather conditions... The ones on the border will curve to occupy the empty space leaved by the flattened part thus compromising the crispness of the lines.
Chakras are also refered to as lotus flowers, the numbers of petals getting a symbolic meaning...