A photomicrograph thin section of the aggregate is featured above. Aeolian lava is studied to understand how magma forms at depth and the level of risk of its eruption. This particular glomerocryst is made of two minerals; plagioclase and pyroxene, whose chemical compositions, textures and melt inclusions help decipher just what happens in a magma chamber.
But, if you look closely at its shape, you might learn something more — that even something as hard as a rock has a heart. — Bernardo Cesare
Henry Prellwitz, Moonlight Ring, ca. 1910s-1920s +
Triple staircase (by Ángel Sánchez García)
The triple helicoidal staircase was designed and built on XVII century by Domingo de Andrade. This construction it’s a great architectonical solution to access to three different levels of the building.
Located on Santo Domingo of Bonaval’s Convent.
Cheron Tomkins - Homage to Rosalind Franklin, 2011
Paintings: Acrylics on Canvas
painting on paper
林孝彦 HAYASHI Takahiko 2007
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849): Feminine Wave, Masculine Wave
chunks of ice against black basalt on the coast of iceland
Colors of Mercury
Image Credit: NASA / JHU Applied Physics Lab / Carnegie Inst. Washington
“Diatoms are one of the largest and most ecologically significant group of organisms on the planet. They occur almost anywhere that is adequately lit and wet and use photosynthesis to live. They are easily recognized by their unique cellular structures, silicified cell walls, and life cycles.”
You can read more about diatoms at the Tree of Life Project
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