Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Is it just me…

…or are these achievements a little under-celebrated. As remarkable achievements, but also for a certain beauty. The crash of lead ions creating temperatures of over 10 trillion degrees and exploring the very edges of matter (in the Large Hadron Collider and pictured above). And NASA photographs from a comet fly-by.

Update, Wed. Nov. 10. Related to the theme: I read this last week but have finally seen the picture. As a photo, seemingly unimpressive, but then this is an image of a single atom. Photo by a University of Tokyo team.

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