Considering humans are only able to see a small sliver of the electromagnetic spectrum, these x-ray finds are all the more remarkable. Though our eyes are limited to visible light wavelengths, technology isn't.
From wide-eyed children to studious scientists, x-ray photography has fascinated people ever since its invention. There is something inherently interesting, even adventurous, in being able to see things in ways nature has not allowed for. Common, everyday objects like clothing and furniture become ethereal ghosts of themselves when viewed in these higher wavelengths. It's intriguing to contemplate how so much of our experience with the world is produced by our perception of it. This, no doubt, explains part of the fascination with imagery produced or inspired by x-ray techniques and technology. It provides a window into a literally parallel world.
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Published: May 16, 2012