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Dreamy Images Reveal Beauty in Physics

This starfish-shaped wave was created by vertically vibrating liquid in a container. The wave pattern alternates between looking like a star and looking like a pentagon.

Dynamic photos marry art and science

A dreamy new exhibition of images showcases the art of physics, from the beauty of a bubble rising to the flow of water around coral. The images, part of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics Gallery of Fluid Motion, are drawn from the most artistic and evocative research presented at the Fluid Dynamics annual meeting.