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The sweeping shades of rocky hillside in Iceland’s Landmannalaugar region (near the infamous Hekla volcano) at the base of Mount Brennisteinsalda with it’s rainbow coloured rhyolite are hauntingly beautiful. Via CollectingWonder (Tumblr)

The upper panel of this image represents initial hot spots created by collisions of one, two, and three-particle ions with heavy nuclei. The lower panel shows the geometrical patterns of particle flow that would be expected if the small-particle collisions are creating tiny hot spots of quark-gluon plasma.