Images of alcoholic drinks under a microscope show they are as colorful as we’d imagined

Taking a closer look at things always shows a different perspecitive. Looking at alcoholic drinks under a microscope shows their colorful, psychedelic side. These images, produced by U.S. firm Bevshots, have the constituent parts of drinks magnified to nearly 1000 times. Taken at the Florida State University’s chemistry department, taking the images required for the drinks to be dried out in an airtight container.

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A closer look at the surface of the sun [pic]

The image you see above, is the surface of the sun. The red granules you see above are hot columns of plasma rising towards the surface, while the darker lines represent the relatively cooler descending plasma. Visible towards the lower left, the white line presents scale and is equal to 5000 kilometers on the solar surface. The image you see was captured in September, 2007 using the Swedish Solar Telescope on the astronomical island of La Palma.

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