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August 11, 2017

Pollen grains as seen by a scanning electron microscope

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A Swiss scientist

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named Martin Oeggerli

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aka "Micronaut"

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employs a scanning electron microscope

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to capture images

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of pollen grains.

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From the top down: 1) forget-me-not pollen on a petal; 2) acanthus; 3) grains of pollen on a geranium stigma; 4) silver-leaf tree pollen, which has a sticky coating that makes it easier for animals to carry around; 5) pollen from an alder tree; 6) bromelia pollen; 7) pine pollen.

[via my Crack Houston Correspondent©®]

August 11, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


Comments

Mind boggling.

More grains of sand on earth than stars in the universe.

Go small and you see never-ending detail. Go big and it's unfathomable. One of the Voyagers is traveling at over 10 miles a second, and will still take 260,000 years to get closest to Sirius. And that's a fairly "near" star!

Posted by: Fred | Aug 12, 2017 2:05:17 PM

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower...

Posted by: joepeach | Aug 11, 2017 2:21:39 PM

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