Contact: Kea Giles
Geological Society of America
Caption: A beautifully-formed low-pressure system swirls off the southeastern coast of Greenland, illustrating the maxim that "nature abhors a vacuum." The vacuum in this case would be a region of low atmospheric pressure.
Credit: Caption and image credit NASA
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