Although they can be a little rough around the edges, meteorites are certainly glamorous at heart. Astronomy photographer Jeff Barton threw us for a loop with his photography series revealing meteorites' shimmering interiors.
To capture the meteorites' shiny centers, Barton broke the space debris with a rock saw and a diamond coated blade, grinding them until light could freely flow through the remains. The crystals embedded in the meteorites were exposed in the process.
The final microscopic photographs -- snapped with polarizing filters -- present a multi-colored, kaleidoscopic vision of the falling rocks. We can't stop staring at these unexpected visual gems, that would surely inspire gold-hungry Gustav Klimt and anyone with a soft spot for bling. What are your thoughts on the unexpectedly glitzy objects? Let us know if these photos are bringing out your inner rock nerd in the comments.