"When I set off to the lab with camera and tripods one quiet Sunday afternoon", he said, "I was rewarded with this particular picture of a small, pale blue dot".
The awesome image, captured by Oxford University physics PhD student David Nadlinger, has won the grand prize in a science photography competition organized by the UK's Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council.
Nadlinger used extension tubes, lens accessories that can increase the focal length of a lens and is often used for extreme close-up photography.
"It's exciting to find a picture that resonates with other people that shows what I spend my days and nights working on", he said.
An incredible award-winning photo reveals what a lone atom trapped in a magnetic field would look like to the naked eye. These atomic ions could play a pivotal role in furthering the research in quantum physics.
The implication is that though something is incredibly small, it can still have incredible significance: in Nadlinger's work, ions like the one in the picture may become the building blocks of quantum computing, the next big leap in human technology, while the tiny speck in NASA's photo represents the entirety of life on Earth. The photo won the first place in the "weird and wonderful" category. This two-part entry featured a robotic hand and arm taking a selfie with a selfie stick and a mobile phone, along with the selfie photograph itself.
"Dream come true" as Hirscher finally wins Olympic gold
As a racer: what to do? "(Greatest of all time), I'd say he's up there", five-time British Olympic skier Graham Bell told the BBC. There was a time when Ligety and Hirscher had a burgeoning rivalry - the two of them often trading wins on the World Cup circuit.
Uber lost $3.7 billion during its last three quarters
The latest financial report shows the company continues to increase its revenue while making progress on cutting its loss. The company shared the numbers with technology news site the Information after the call and confirmed them to Bloomberg .
Winter Olympics 2018: Svindal claims downhill gold
Svindal stopped the clock at 1min 40.25 sec in the one-run shootout to secure his second Olympic title eight years after his last. He went wide at one turn and fought through the air off one jump while posting the eventual eighth-fastest time at the mid-point.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC) Dips Under Moving Averages
Their average price target spell out an upbeat performance - a 21% and would give HSIC a market capitalization of almost $12.63B. Of those analysts, 8 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 7 rate it as Hold, and just 1 analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.