Art

Homemade Astronomy

Artist Julia Cuddy uses liquids, soaps, and glitter to create photographs that replicate the look of deep space astronomy. By adding soap to the dyes, she uses Marangoni effects to drive surface tension instabilities that cause swirling colors and motions reminiscent of galaxies and nebulae. Although I’ve seen fluid dynamics used in art before, this may be one of the cleverest usages I’ve seen! (Photo credits: Julia Cuddy)

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