Microscopic treasures: Abstract art discovered under the microscope

Microscopic treasures: Abstract art discovered under the microscope

Sometimes the most unimaginable beauty comes from the world cannot be seen with the human eye, but yet still exists in the invisible netherworld of the microscope. Here are some artistic treasures, spied on the Reddit Microporn page, have a look and you will become hooked.

Microscopic treasures: Abstract art discovered under the microscope

Crystalline acetylsalicylic acid viewed under polarised light at 10X magnification. Source: Imgur

Microscopic treasures: Abstract art discovered under the microscope

Intake of a humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba), a freshwater carnivorous plant (100x) (Igor Siwanowicz) Source: Imgur

Microscopic treasures: Abstract art discovered under the microscope

A small aquatic plant called the liverwort. Those golden nodules are actually its leaves. (Susan Tremblay)

Microscopic treasures: Abstract art discovered under the microscope

Close up of the male organs of a common weed (Arabidopsis). The one on the right has burst open, releasing its pollen (Heiti Paves)

Microscopic treasures: Abstract art discovered under the microscope

A merged stack of confocal images showing actin filaments within a cell. Source: Wikimedia.

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