What it looks like inside a German nuclear plant

Check out that unearthly blue glow, thrumming with mysterious power. It's not a starship's engine room — it's the inside of the nuclear power plant Grundremmingen, in southern Germany. It's opened up for maintenance, allowing a rare gaze inside.

This is the highest output nuclear power plant in Germany, and it's going to be under maintenance through August. Photos by AP/Uwe Lein.

What it looks like inside a German nuclear plant

What it looks like inside a German nuclear plant

What it looks like inside a German nuclear plant

What it looks like inside a German nuclear plant