Sand under microscope photo by Prof. Gary GreenbergViewed at a magnification of over 250 times real life, tiny grains of sand are shown to be delicate, colorful structures as unique as snowflakes.

When seen well beyond the limits of human eyesight, the miniature particles are exposed as fragments of crystals, spiral fragments of shells and crumbs of volcanic rock, thanks to Professor Gary Greenberg from University College London.

(SEE the photos and story at the Daily Mail)

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