Of all of the incredible optical illusions floating around the world wide web, these ones are definitely some of the coolest. Just by using these spiral GIFs, each of the pictures you will see (which are pictures, not GIFs. We promise) will come to life.
The directions are simple. Just stare at the spinning black and white spiral while focusing on the small white circle in the middle. Keep staring for 15-20 seconds and then scroll down to the still photo of the galaxy below it. The spiral has an effect on your perception that makes this perfectly still picture come to life. Not bad, right?