Photography at the nanoscale

It’s amazing how much of the world we’ll never see, even when it’s right in front of our faces.

For some people, electron microscopy brings that world into clear view, making seemingly impossible to imagine objects come to life. The shots they get are often incredible, seemingly surreal examples of a world that remains foreign to most.

This is but one of the stunning images from the 2011 FEI Owner Image Contest.

What appears as a deep crevasse is actually a mere microscopic crack in steel. See more here.

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One Response to “Photography at the nanoscale”

  1. GiacJr Says:

    judging by how realistic that picture looks, maybe our universe is just a microscopic part of an everyday item?

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