space glass

In the 60’s NASA developed dichroic glass to protect spacecraft instruments from harmful radiation. This experiment created dichroic glass, a high-tech art form that allows some wavelengths of light to reflect, and others pass through. 

The coating is similar to a gemstone and is formed when ultra-thin layers of metal oxides and quartz crystal are vacuum deposited on glass. 

Optical illusions and shimmering qualities that resemble the cosmic river of the Milky Way.