COOL PLACE ALERT! These are the Crystal Mountains between the oasis Bahariya and Farafra, northern of the White Desert, Egypt. The Crystals are said to be either Barite and/or Calcite crystals . Nature is Awesome! :) Photo & Info:Geologyin
Gravity Waves Gravity waves are distortions in the fabric of space-time predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. The gravitational waves travel at the speed of light, but they are so weak that scientists expect to detect only those created during colossal cosmic events, such as black hole mergers like the one shown above. LIGO and LISA are two detectors designed to spot the elusive waves.
Aura Quartz is a natural crystal that has been coated with gold fumes. It is created in a vacuum chamber from quartz crystals and gold vapor by a process known as vapor deposition. Additional elements can be used to treat quartz, such as indium, titanium, and copper.
The National History Museum has added to its rich treasures, the 110-carat Cora Sun-Drop, claimed to be the world’s largest known vivid yellow pear-shape diamond. It was mined in Africa and lent to the museum by Cora International, the company that crafted the original rough diamond. The diamond gained its color from the minimal amount of nitrogen in its carbon structure making it extremely rare in nature