Monday, May 16, 2011

science of storms

There was a display about avalanche science at the museum. This is a photo of a giant spinning disk that was angled toward the viewer. Imagine an inverted frisbee that's 15 foot wide leaning against the wall. Now spin it.... most impressive. Filling this giant frisbee like disk was garnet sand and some smaller, lighter sand for contrast. It was mesmerizing to watch it spin. The effect is like a constantly drifting sand dune. Made out of garnet. beautiful to watch the patterns appear.

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