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Image of the Week #66, October 31th, 2012:


From: Some sights about the microbial world by Psi Wavefunction at The Ocelloid.

Source: Psi Wavefunction

Sometimes in the quest for study and data, beauty appears. Or, as Psi Wavefunction of The Ocelloid put it; “just glimpses of the microbial world, which was a fancy way of saying ‘they looked kinda pretty on my screen’”.

Here is a pair of diatoms, microscopic phytoplankton with a beautiful structure made of silica, found in an alpine pond north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada nestle together, expertly captured in a tiny moment by Psi. View her post for what are normally invisible moments of beauty that happen all around us.



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