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life magnified

It’s Life Jim, but not as we know it.  Now I hope you have this song stuck in your head.  Anyway, James Tyrwhitt-Drake, who runs this pretty neat tumblr, Infinity Imagined, has put together a gif of an electron microscope as it zooms in on some bacteria on some algae on a super tiny crustacean (smaller then an ant).  At first glance it looks like the circle thing is the eye, but no, it’s just algae.

It’s not like the microscope takes video like that, each frame was cropped, and centered and aligned correctly.  Still, that’s life, pretty darn small life too.

{Peta Pixel|Beautiful Decay|Smithsonian}

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