This composite image of the Eskimo nebula contains X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra observatory in pink showing the location of million-degree gas near the center of the planetary nebula. Data from the Hubble Space Telescope – colored red, green, and blue – show the intricate pattern of the outer layers of the dying star that have been ejected. Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/IAA-CSIC/N.Ruiz et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI

This composite image of the Eskimo nebula contains X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra observatory in pink showing the location of million-degree gas near the center of the planetary nebula. Data from the Hubble Space Telescope – colored red, green, and blue – show the intricate pattern of the outer layers of the dying star that have been ejected. Credits: X-ray: NASA/CXC/IAA-CSIC/N.Ruiz et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI

Nano Flowers created in Lab:

A flower fit for a Lilliputian maiden, this microscopic flowers were grown in a laboratory at Harvard University using a solution of chemicals and minerals.

All you need is a beaker of water mixed with barium salts and sodium silicate, a flat plate to place inside the beaker for the flowers to grow on, and a lid. When the barium salt and sodium silicate solution in the beaker is exposed to carbon dioxide, stems and flowers start to grow on a flat metal plate. By controlling the amount of carbon dioxide dissolving into the beaker, how acidic or basic the solution becomes, and the temperature, Noorduin can produce shapes that look like vases, stems, spirals, flowers, or leaves.