Star Wars Made In Meat And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Plus a monster made from straw, a sugar statue, and more

Starry Night
Photographer Simon Klingert caught this photo in Afghanistan, sometime in the summer of 2007. U.S. soldiers fired 155 mm shells at an enemy position, and the photo also captured light from the soldiers' headlamps and an approaching thunderstorm. See more of Klingert's work at his site.Simon Klingert
Star Wars In Meat
The folks behind the Tumblr Epic Grinds collect photos of stuff made out of meat because, uh, no idea. Hard to look away, though. Here is Star Wars. You can see more here, I guess?Epic Grinds via The Mary Sue
Coin Sculptures
Robert Wechsler makes these chemical-bond-like sculptures out of loose change. So if he sells them for, like, a dollar, it's a net gain.Robert Wechsler via DesignTAXI
Tiny Cities
Olivo Barbieri takes aerial photos of major cities, but uses tilt-shift photography to make them look like miniature models instead of the real thing. Here's a faux-tiny Rome.Olivo Barbieri via The New Republic
3-D Printed Van Gogh
This is an approximation of what Van Gogh's famous sunflower paintings would look like if they came to life. Husband and wife duo Rob and Nick Carter computer-modeled and 3-D printed the flowers, keeping Van Gogh's 2-D brush strokes in mind.Rob and Nick Carter via designboom
Space Lasers!
Sean Goebel created an incredible timelapse of SPACE LASERS. Telescopes at Mauna Kea in Hawaii use the lasers as a guide when correcting for atmospheric distortion.Sean Goebel via Colossal
Straw Beasts
When rice is harvested in Japan, straw is left behind. And you know what that means! Crazy giant monster sculptures.Asahi via Kotaku
Sugar Sculptures
Joseph Marr essentially makes really artsy gummy bears. They're statues crafted from sugar, and are even colored with tasty ingredients like raspberry.Joseph Marr via Laughing Squid
Treeseum
Architect Masov Aibek created this tree-in-a-house building, where a tree runs straight to the top of the tower.A.Masow
A Sunshine Rainbow
You may recall learning at some point that white light can be broken up into composite colors. Here are the composite colors of visible sunlight, as measured by the Fourier Transform Spectrometer at the National Solar Observatory in Tucson. Why are some colors missing? That's actually a bit of a mystery.N.A.Sharp, NOAO/NSO/Kitt Peak FTS/AURA/NSF via PopPhoto