One of the researchers, Dr Donald Umstadter, describes this phenomenon: “When we have this unimaginably bright light, it turns out that the scattering – this fundamental thing that makes everything visible – fundamentally changes in nature."
“It’s as if things appear differently as you turn up the brightness of the light, which is not something you normally would experience."
“[An object] normally becomes brighter, but otherwise, it looks just like it did with a lower light level."
“But here, the light is changing [the object’s] appearance. The light’s coming off at different angles, with different colors, depending on how bright it is.”
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