Star in a Box

Every now and again, those Google sponsored links throw you something genuinely cool. Like this! A little Sun Sculpture created by a UK-based company called Crystal Nebulae. Based on a highly advanced simulation, the sculpture depicts a moment in the history of the Sun, showing off it’s magnetic field lines. Over 5000 of them, in fact.
Strangely beautiful, don’t you think?

This image is actually a raytrace of the actual sculpture. According the the website, it captures “almost the full resolution”, which gives me the impression that the real thing would be an impressive addition to any desk.

If only they did one in an orb instead of a cube. Either way, if anyone out there isn’t sure what to get me for Christmas…

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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