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These Space Photos Were Made by Scanning Things Found in a Kitchen

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For the past couple of years, photographer Navid Baraty has been experimenting with the idea of creating photographs of the universe without having to leave his home… and without having to point a camera up at the sky. His WANDER Space Probe series of images may resemble photos captured by NASA using its Hubble telescope camera, but the photos were actually created by putting ordinary kitchen items on an Epson flatbed scanner.

The planet in the photo above was created by scanning a glass containing water, half and half, and food coloring. The stars in the background were made by scanning baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

A black hole created with sugar, cinnamon, flour, and a glass of coffee.
A black hole created with sugar, cinnamon, flour, and a glass of coffee.
Nebula with gas streams created with cat fur, garlic powder, salt, flour, cumin, and turmeric.
Nebula with gas streams created with cat fur, garlic powder, salt, flour, cumin, and turmeric.
A distant icy world in deep space made from two glasses of coconut milk, half and half, water, food coloring.
A distant icy world in deep space made from two glasses of coconut milk, half and half, water, food coloring.
WND 2L1C2S made from unknown origin materials.
WND 2L1C2S made from unknown origin materials.
An icy planet and its moons made from water, half and half, sugar, cinnamon, silica gel, and food coloring.
An icy planet and its moons made from water, half and half, sugar, cinnamon, silica gel, and food coloring.
A distant galaxy created with olive oil, sesame oil, water, cumin, cinnamon, and flour.
A distant galaxy created with olive oil, sesame oil, water, cumin, cinnamon, and flour.
Mysterious anomaly in Universe SBE133 of unknown origin materials.
Mysterious anomaly in Universe SBE133 of unknown origin materials.
A spiral galaxy made with baking soda, curry powder, chalk, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
A spiral galaxy made with baking soda, curry powder, chalk, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
A nebula created with makeup, olive oil, chalk, baby powder, salt, and water.
A nebula created with makeup, olive oil, chalk, baby powder, salt, and water.
A planetary system created with (planet) glass of half and half, water, food coloring, (moons) glass of coconut milk, water, food coloring, (stars) salt, tums, cinnamon, and baking powder.
A planetary system created with (planet) glass of half and half, water, food coloring, (moons) glass of coconut milk, water, food coloring, (stars) salt, tums, cinnamon, and baking powder.
SBC-1 Globular cluster of unknown origin materials.
SBC-1 Globular cluster of unknown origin materials.

You can follow along with space images captured by the Wander space probe through the project’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

(via Colossal)


Image credits: Photographs by the WANDER Space Probe/Navid Baraty and used with permission

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