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Celestial Alchemy
Devin Underwood (GS), James Raftery (GS), Will Shanks (postdoc)
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
We captured this image using a microscope with dark field imaging and a red light filter. What you see is a single bend in a superconducting microwave coplanar transmission line magified to 50 times its original size.

What appears to be an aqueous solution of cosmic sediment in a test tube is actually a collection of impurities on the surface of the transmission line that accumulated during the fabrication process.