Infinity Imagined
Multicellular Organic
Neural Network
Lives in Nitrogen-Oxygen Atmosphere
270 K - 300 K
Eats, Breathes, Thinks, Creates
A helical TALE protein molecule wrapped around a double helix of DNA.  TALE stands for “Transcription Activator-Like Effectors”, they are produced by Xanthomonas bacteria when entering a plant cell.  They manipulate the host cell by switching on certain genes that make the plant cell more susceptible to infection.  TALE subunits bind to the nucleotides of DNA in a 1:1 ratio, and each subunit has a pair of amino acids that is specific to a single DNA base.  This enables the TALEs to recognize and activate specific sequences of DNA.
Animation rendered from PDB file 3UGM with qutemol.
Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
Gravitational lensing in the heart of Pandora’s Galaxy Cluster (Abell 2744). You are looking at hundreds of trillions of stars that are 10 septillion meters away and four billion years back in time.
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
RS Puppis is a Cepheid variable star that pulses every 41 days, producing light echoes that ripple through the surrounding nebula.
Timelapse of Cepheid variable star RS Puppis taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.  Light echoes ripple through the surrounding nebula as the star pulses in a 41 day cycle.
Everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was … lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
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