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And now comes the time of the day when we all gather and gleefully marvel at the awesomeness of science. Per The Daily Dot, Italian chemistry student Emanuele Fornasier created a time-lapse video of crystals being formed and it’s simply spectacular.

Titled “Crystal Birth,” the three-minute video captures the beauty of electrocrystallization, a process ThisisColossal describes as an electric current “run through a chemical solution, causing metal deposits to form over a period of several hours or days.”

Perhaps watching a breathtaking crystal birth time-lapse back in high school would’ve made us more likely to succeed in science, turning out mad scientists-in-training like clockwork. The time for that has passed, but there’s no doubt that this video gives us a new appreciation for chemical reactions (dear Krebs cycle, this does not mean you).

Just had to get that out of the way. Now, behold the beauty of crystals being born:

Well, that was refreshing and unexpectedly put us in a calming, meditative mood. Obviously, science is good for a number of things, such as affirming our love of cheese (thanks science) and letting us know there’s a fact-based reason behind hating the word moist, and we are most grateful to add the process of electrocrystallization to that list.