The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atoms Orbital Structure What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an atom’s electron orbital — an atoms actual wave function! To capture the image, researchers utilized a new quantum microscope — an incredible new device that literally allows scientists to gaze into the quantum realm.
For this multidisciplinary installation project infusing visual art with natural science, San Francisco-based artist Klari Reis used petri dishes and reflective epoxy polymer to capture electron microscopic images of the natural (and unnatural) cellular reactions that take place in nature.
U.K. artist Rob Kesseler used an electron scanning microscope to capture this image of a seed from a thistle of the Centaurea genus.
Cryo-electron microscopes are used to understand the microscopic work in exquisite detail—but until now, they’ve struggled to capture images at the atomic and molecular level. That’s changing.
explorenasa This still shows a stunning aurora captured from the International Space Station. Auroras are a space weather phenomenon that occur when electrically-charged electrons and protons collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere. The dancing lights of the aurora provide a spectacular show for those on the ground, but also capture the imaginations of scientists who study the aurora and the complex processes that create them. This frame is from a compilation of ultra-high…