Psychedelic Science

Oh my God, it's full of stars. Discover has compiled a gallery of some truly trippy science images.
Scientists know you don't need psychedelic drugs to make mind-blowing psychedelic images: Fractals, particle collisions, computer simulations, and sunspots will do the job just fine.
Fractals form a major section of psychedelic art, and the king of fractals was Benoit Mandelbrot, who just died in October 2010. In his famous Mandelbrot set, each small part is the same as the whole, and the image boundary becomes continually more detailed as you zoom in.

Does anybody have a grilled cheese?  I could really use a grilled cheese.


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