This is the first GIF of an Atom, shot with a new Quantum Laser Camera.
You’re looking at the first ever direct observation and recording of an atom and its orbital structure.
Hydrogen atoms make up 75% of the mass in the universe, but they’ve always been too small to actually see.
A team of scientists held a hydrogen atom in a static field and shot a laser at it, causing it to shoot out electrons at a lens which magnified its wave pattern 20,000 times so a microscopic camera could see it.
The images were shot by Aneta Stodolna and the team of geniuses at The Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, and published in their paper ”Hydrogen Atoms under Magnification: Direct Observation” (http://physics.aps.org/featured...) , helping confirm 30 years of theoretical predictions.