Kenya Foy
September 27, 2016 10:11 am
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Every so often, we need to devote time to watching stuff that doesn’t stress us out or make us think too hard, such as majestic things that can be observed in quiet awe like a video of salt crystallizing.

Created by filmmaker and scientist Yan Liang, the slow-motion time lapse video titled Crystallization² vividly illustrates what happens when salt solutions evaporate. Now, if all of this talk of solutions and water cycles takes you back to that nightmarish high school chemistry class, we definitely feel your pain, but don’t let that scare you away from watching because the results are incredibly relaxing and mesmerizing.

In the event that you want to hang a photo of sodium chloride on your wall:

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This view of sodium sulfate kinda reminds us of a snowflake:

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Crystallizing ammonium chloride is a gorgeous work of art:

Yan Liang / vimeo.com

Sigh. Science can be terrifying at times, but this is pure beauty.

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