Photographs that scientists look at through their microscopes open a whole new world of tiny cells that our bodies are made of. And quite often, these photos look like the views from telescopes aimed at distant galaxies. A close-up of a human eye, for example, resembles a black hole in space, an isolated fat cell looks just like Mars, and a bunch of neurons looks like numerous galaxies scattered around the universe.
We at Threenewz invite you to embark on an exciting journey through the universe of the human body with these 23 eye-opening photos.
The human eye looking like a black hole in space
A fat cell looking like Mars
Human hippocampus neurons looking like galaxies in the universe
Eyelash hairs and the surrounding skin
Neurons from stem cells
Red blood cells trapped in a capillary
Tooth enamel formation
Ear wax secretion
Outer hair cells from the organ of Corti in the cochlear of the human inner ear
The base of a finger nail
Collagen bundles in the umbilical cord
Red blood cells, a single white blood cell, and a platelet (green) with fibrin strands
Spores of the fungus that causes athlete’s foot
A stem cell-derived neuron
The dendritic cell, a protective cell of the human immune system
Bacteria Lactobacillus, which are part of the normal flora of the human intestine
Resting T lymphocytes
Kidney tubule cell
Bronchial epithelial culture
Which of these images surprised you the most and why?