Chemical explosion. Cork exploding out of a bottle of sparkling wine. There is no wine. The cork has exploded out due to an increase in pressure due to the production of gas in a chemical reaction. The reaction is between aluminium chloride and sodium carbonate, producing carbon dioxide gas. The same gas is produced when shaking a bottle of champagne or any other carbonated (fizzy) drink, though then the gas is bubbling out of solution. Gases take up far more room than liquids or solids. It is this rapid expansion of gases that causes the massive destruction in chemical explosions from materials such as dynamite or TNT.
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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