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11 Mesmerizing Science Photos for Our Friends in Colorado...
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Transcendent beauty is often larger than life: a mighty mountain, piercing a layer of clouds, the sun shimmering on its etched, rocky surface; a river, its water sparkling as it screams over lofty falls and crashes to the depths below; a landscape, green with life, calm and serene.

Splendor can also be found at a small-scale. Looking through a microscope, you can quickly lose yourself in the wings of a butterfly, or the bubbles of dispersing water, or the red lights of quasicrystals...

(Residents of the state that rhymes with "desperado" may find this list particularly appealing.)

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