January 25, 2012
i was catching up on perusing some of the spectacular images over at apod (nasa's astronomy picture of the day) that i missed during the busy holiday time and came across these photos that made my jaw drop. what you see here are extremely thin slices of meteorites, mere millimeters long, that likely originate from 4 Vesta, an asteroid currently being studied by nasa. i think the color, detail, and texture are stunning, and would translate beautifully into textiles (digitally printed dress - yes please!). be sure to check out more here - every day there's something good.