If you magnify a grain of sand 300 times, what can you see? It’s like entering another world

Since human beings were born millions of years ago, they have been exploring the world and the universe endlessly. However, since there was no obvious scientific system in ancient times, people at that time could only observe the world and the starry sky through their own eyes, so as to draw some conjectures and conclusions.

The ancient people’s exploration of the mystery of the world was basically analyzed from a macro perspective. All the macro manifestations of the world were the goal and pursuit of the ancient people’s continuous exploration. However, it is basically impossible to explore the endless mystery of the world through macroscopic things. Therefore, the ancients could not give a scientific explanation for many macroscopic manifestations, so many illusory legends were born.

With the advent of the era of science and technology and the invention of tools that can magnify things many times, the road of human exploration has shifted from macro to micro light. In the past, things that could not be seen by the naked eye could be shown under the microscope. Only at this time can we know that the real mystery of the world is actually in these micro worlds.


When human beings walk out of the earth and see the vast universe, they know that the earth is only a grain of dust in the universe, but such a grain of dust is a complete world, in which there are rich ecosystems, a wide range of life, and intelligent human life. So scientists began to think about the Buddhist once said: “one flower, one world, one leaf, one Bodhi”.

We don’t know how the ancient wise people came to such a brilliant truth as “one flower, one world, one leaf, one Bodhi”. Maybe we didn’t have a deep understanding of this sentence before we entered the era of science and technology, but after we entered the era of science and technology, when we were able to explore the micro world, we really understood how great “one flower, one world, one leaf, one Bodhi” is.

It tells us that all things in the world are not absolutely big or small. The earth is very big, but in the universe it is just a grain of dust. Although the leaf is small, it may be a wonderful world inside. What about the little sand that’s very common on earth? What kind of scenery will it have inside? Someone once asked such a question: if you magnify a grain of sand 300 times, what can you see?

Scientists have already magnified a flower or a leaf hundreds of times through a microscope, and discovered the wonderful world inside them. What will the inner world of a grain of sand look like? Some people may say that flowers and trees are life, and it’s normal for the micro world to be beautiful and wonderful. But the sand is lifeless material, its interior is not gray? What can be wonderful? Is that true?


In order to explore the inner world of sand, Gary Greenberg, a biomedical professor in the United States, magnified the sand by 300 times with a high-definition microscope. Under the microscope, the sand, which is usually unimportant and completely ignored by people, shows his graceful world. We even wonder if this is the sand we usually see on the roadside? So what is the real inner world of sand like?

In the field of vision of 300 times microscope, the sand is not an ordinary, unremarkable sand, but full of gemstone light, very dazzling. The interior of the sand presents a crystal clear light, like entering a glass maze, where we indulge and forget to return. And the inside of every sand is different.

We all know that there are no two identical leaves or two identical fingerprints in the world. Similarly, each grain of sand under the microscope is different, and scientists can’t find exactly the same two grains of sand. The small sand once again makes us deeply understand the great truth of “one flower, one world, one leaf, one Bodhi”.


Of course, the inner world of sand is also very different from that of life such as flowers, plants and trees. The micro world of life is more active. We can see obvious signs of life, such as a leaf. From a macro point of view, it seems that it is a dead thing that will not move. But under the microscope, the inside of the leaf is in a wonderful state of activity.

Because sand is not life, it naturally has no wonderful activity scene inside, but presents a beautiful scene in a static state, just like a world without life. The internal world of sand depends on its environment to a great extent. The internal world of sand in different environments is very different. For example, the sand on the beach is basically composed of animal bone fragments.

The sand in the desert is formed by weathering of all kinds of rocks. There will be some black debris in the inner world of the sand near the volcano. No matter which place, which environment of sand, as long as it is magnified 300 times, it will present a different wonderful world. Through this experiment, scientists can better understand the truth that “the end of the micro world is macro, and the end of the macro world is micro”, which is similar to the ancients’ “one flower, one world, one leaf, one Bodhi”.

In addition to observing various types of sand on the earth in different environments, Professor Gary green also observed the sand on the moon provided by NASA. After zooming in, he found that the sand from the moon was completely different from that of the earth. It is not made up of colorful particles, but of strange Silver Black substances, and their shapes are very strange.


Some people may not understand, what’s the point of scientists paying so much attention to the world inside the sand? In fact, it is of great significance. This great significance lies in the future space exploration, extraterrestrial environment exploration and life exploration. By observing the inner world of sand on the moon, scientists found that it is very different from the inner world of sand on the earth.

One obvious difference is that the interior of the earth’s sand is very beautiful and psychedelic, while the interior of the moon’s sand is much darker. Through this comparison, can we also explain: “the huge gap between living planet and inanimate planet?”. There may be life on the planet, the sand above the inner world will be very beautiful, is a wonderful inner world. And on a lifeless planet, the inner world of the sand above is a gray world?

If this conclusion is correct, then in the future, human beings can explore whether there may be life on a planet. They can bring back the sand on its surface, and then magnify them hundreds of times to observe what the inner world looks like. If they find that the inner world is very beautiful, then there will probably be life on the planet. If the inner world is a beautiful world, there will be life on the planet Gray, then the probability of life on this planet is very small.


Scientists have been speculating that there might be life on Mars and Venus, but the probe has never had any life. If we can bring back the sand on their surface and enlarge it hundreds of times, is it possible to determine the possibility of life? I believe that in the future, scientists will probably try to do this. Now scientists are still studying too few sand samples, only the sand of the earth and the moon.

If in the future, we can collect the sand of different planets in the solar system and judge the connection between their inner world and life through more samples. If a certain connection is determined, it will be more convenient for human beings to go out of the solar system and explore the way of extraterrestrial life outside the solar system in the future. A grain of sand may be able to determine whether there is life on a planet.

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