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Close up of #Crystal structure #model: #silver #phosphate in the #Whipple Museum of the #History of #Science #Cambridge.  This model demonstrates the #cubic crystal structure of #silver phosphate. Its shows the #relative  arrangement of silver (#gold), #phosphorous (#purple) and #oxygen (#red) #atoms in a rigid crystal #lattice.  It was made by Crystal Structure Limited in Cambridge in the mid #20th #century #CambridgeUniversity #Sciences #Chemistry #atom #museums #sciencemuseums #instamuseum #structures #Penguin #egg on display at the #Polar #Museum @scott.polar #Cambridge. This egg was collected by Surgeon Lieut. E.L Atkinson during #Captain #Scott's #British #Antarctic (#Terra #Nova) #expedition 1910 - 13.  The #species is not certain but it is probably Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) #Museums #instamuseum #cbgtown #penguins #exploration #polarregion #ice #cold Close up of #Fluxon #Gabbro a thin section view in polarised light showing colourful #pyroxene #crystals and striped laths of #plagioclase feldspar at the #Sedgwick #Museum of #Earth #Sciences.  #Plagioclase is a #tectosilicate - a #rock forming #mineral constituting approx. 90 percent of the #crust of the earth. It can also be found on the #Moon and the crust of #Mars #geology #rocks #patterns #crystal #science #Cambridge #instamuseum #Museums #cbgtown Close up of a magic cube model c.1877 in the #Whipple #Museum of #History of #Science #Cambridge  The #model demonstrates the #mathematical concept of a #magic #square in which the #numbers in any row across, column down, or diagonal of the square all add up to the same #number.  This #cube, devised by the Rev. A.H Frost (1819 -1907) carries the idea into #three #dimensions  #maths #math #science #museums #closeup #number #add #adding #sums #3D #mathmatics #instamuseum #cbgtown #CambridgeUniversity The Festival of Plants starts today @cubotanicgarden in #cambridge #plants #flowers #botanic #garden #plantsale #tours #talks #plantscience #gardens A #fossil taken last night at #SegdwickMuseum of #EarthSciences #MuseumsAtNight evening of drawing in #Cambridge.  Compared to the many billions of animals and plants that have ever lived on #Earth #fossils are very rare. Only a very small proportion of living things have survived the sequence of #geological processes which form fossils. Some animals and plants fossilise better than others - a hard shell or skeleton is more difficult to destroy than a soft bodied worm #geology #history #museums #specimens #animals #plants #skeleton #livingthings #rare
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