Liquid Metal on a Booming Speaker Gives Birth to Strange Alien Worlds

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Gallium is one of those rare metals that turns to a liquid somewhere above room temperature, allowing you to do fun experiments—like pouring it onto a vibrating speaker while playing music—without risking severe burns.

Point a camera at the results and that fun science experiment suddenly feels like you’ve discovered a distant alien world bubbling to life out of the fabric of the cosmos. [Let’s Melt This]