If you look at ordinary sand in a microscope, you will most likely get surprised.
It is in fact much more colorful and exciting than you could ever imagine.
What we see as identical grains of sand with our eyes, are actually the exact opposite.
Sand consists of minerals, crystals, pieces of shells, dead organisms, and much more.
The American researcher Gary Greenberg has taken magnified photos of sand for over 12 years.
He uses a microscope that magnifies the sand 250 times.
So the next time you build a castle in the sand or dig your feet into it, this is the amazing world you are entering.
This is sand from an ordinary beach:
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