Nano-scale images of kidney stones from a report published recently in the Journal of Scientific Research showing the painfully-passed little buggers as strangely beautiful microscopic coral reef like structures, very different to the homogenous, insoluble nuggets they were once thought to be.
A rather pleasing sequence of light playing over the surface of the moon – an attempt to capture the mood of Claude Debussy’s Clair De Lune (1905)
NASA Goddard sez:
The visuals were composed like a nature documentary, with clean cuts and a mostly stationary virtual camera. The viewer follows the Sun throughout a lunar day, seeing sunrises and then sunsets over prominent features on the Moon. The sprawling ray system surrounding Copernicus crater, for example, is revealed beneath receding shadows at sunrise and later slips back into darkness as night encroaches.
Phenomenons by Japanese marine photographer Ryo Minemizu: diverse plankton species against the darkened deep water backdrops at the Osezaki sea near Mount Fuji, the Philippines and Maldives..
From top: the tiny larval fish of Dendrochirus; a minute larval Gymnapogon; the very wee larval fish of Soleichthys; an acutely diminuitive larval Tripod fish; the itty-bitty Paralepididae; a hardly worth bothering about Megalopa larva of Eplumula phalangium; the normally impossible to make out larva of Lysmataa; a sub-Lilliputian Nausithoe jellyfish and the really very far from large larval stage of the Barred soapfish.