How You Can Create Petite Planets in a Petri Dish

By Attila Nagy on at

Do you want to create your own beautiful, living, breathing solar system at home? It's easy: you just need petri dishes (or any kind of flat, wide and shallow containers), some fatty milk, a little dish soap, food colouring and liquid plungers and droppers. And your own imagination.

The following artistic video, brought to you by Shanks FX, will show you how to play with simple chemical reactions, surface tension and fluid dynamics in order to create ephemeral cosmic wonders in your kitchen. This weekend is gonna be so much fun.