Pancreatic Milky Way
This image shows the complete gastric lobe of a murine pancreas. Blood vessels are labeled blue, insulin-producing β cells red, and glucagon-producing α cells green. The α and β cells are the major components of the Islets of Langerhans. Prior to imaging, the pancreatic tissue was chemically treated to make the sample optically transparent. The SPIM scan generates 3D data, a projection of which is shown in the photograph.
Image Credit: Ulf Ahlgren, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
"was that awkward eye contact or were we checking eachother out" - a life story
Fluorite - Komshejeh Mine, Komshejeh, Ardestan County, Esfahan Province, Iran
i named my town “my butt” and it’s probably the best decision i’ve ever made
ITS A DOCUMENTARY
i still can’t believe peter quill saved the galaxy with footloose and friendship
What it would look like if the Orion Nebula was a distance of 4 light years away.
lightning illuminates an ash cloud that extends ten kilometres high in this june 5, 2011 eruption of puyehue volcano, near osorno in southern chile. known as a dirty thunderstorm, this phenomenon is yet to be explained by science, as the source of the lightning (or the specific mechanism by which particles of differing charges are separated in the ash cloud) continues to be debated.
spectrum: The Sun, photographed by Solar Dynamics Observatory, 28th August 2014.
10 frames; each frame is a composite of 3 images in different wavelengths. Here, I have used 3 wavelengths in the extreme UV range (17.1, 19.3, and 21.1 nm), for the blue, green, and red channels which usually represent visible light of about 475, 530, and 680 nm, respectively.
Sequence covers about 11 hours.
Image credit: NASA/SDO, AIA/EVE/HMI. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.
One that maintains a conversation record.