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Eats, Breathes, Thinks, Creates

Diatoms and bacteria living on the shell of an isopod crustacean, seen with an electron microscope.  The diatoms are about 40 micrometers in length, and the bacteria are about 1 micrometer in diameter.  High Resolution.
Image Credit: James Tyrwhitt-Drake, UVic Microscopy Facility

The silica shell of a marine diatom, seen with a scanning electron microscope.  Each pillar is about 1 micrometer tall, the small pores on the surface are 50 nanometers in diameter.
Earth filmed by the Galileo spacecraft during a flyby in December 1992.  From this perspective Antarctica appears on the top of the planet.

Branching networks etched in the frustule of a diatom.
Earth seen by the Messenger spacecraft
Do you want to explore an alien planet? Change your perspective and imagine yourself as the Universe experiencing Earth from the outside. The atoms of your body were created in ancient stars, and have come together to explore one exoplanet among billions.

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Hypothetical life reconstruction of Ediacaran organism Rangea.
This illustration is on the cover of the January 2013 issue of the journal Paleontology and although it isn’t credited one of the authors of the paper is the excellent artist Peter Trusler so it is likely to be by him.
Reconstructing Rangea: New Discoveries from the Ediacaran of Southern Namibia by Patricia Vickers-Rich, Andrey Yu Ivantsov, Peter W. Trusler, Guy M. Narbonne, Mike Hall, Siobhan A. Wilson, Carolyn Greentree, Mikhail A. Fedonkin, David A. Elliott, Karl H. Hoffmann and Gabi I. C. Schneider. Journal of Paleontology January 2013 v. 87 no. 1 p. 1-15
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