“This image from NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander’s Optical Microscope shows a strongly magnetic surface which has scavenged particles from within the microscope enclosure before a sample delivery from the lander’s Robotic Arm. The particles correspond to the larger grains seen in fine orange material that makes up most of the soil at the Phoenix site. They vary in color, but are of similar size, about one-tenth of a millimeter.”
“This image from my breakfast table shows a rounded surface containing scavenged puffs of breakfast product known as Trix. These particles correspond to part of this nutritious and delicious breakfast.”
I am always happy when science and food are brought together for the common good.