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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Incredible space stone seems like it has a nebula trapped inside

This is just a stone. Not a photo of a stone with a Hubble Space Telescope image pasted over it. Not a hologram made inside some piece of glass. Not a portal to another dimension. Just a stone. It's like a some spacetime wizard captured a piece of the Universe and trapped it inside.

via AP

The stone is an opal. A "very fine American contraluz opal found" in Opal Butte, Oregon, according to Bonhams, the auction house that sold it last May for around $20,000. Their description says that the 4.6 x 4.4 x 1-centimeter gemstone is a "clear, transparent crystal body having a fine, firey play-of-color that is gem quality. The piece has a botryoidal jasper formation which forms a unique inclusion."

Personally, I find it more beautiful than any diamond or precious gem.


dd said...

سبحانه جل جلاله كما ينبغي لجلال وجهه وعظيم سلطانه ويخلق ما لا تعلمون

asmaa hegazy said...

it is very wonderful

you can see this

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