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The art (and science) of biologist David Goodsell (what are the chances?): to wit, molecular level depictions of biological processes, cellular structures and viruses like HIV, Ebola and Zika. Of his process, Goodsell sez:

Since the early 1990s, I have been working with a type of illustration that shows portions of living cells magnified so that you can see individual molecules. I try to make these illustrations as accurate as possible, using information from atomic structure analysis, electron microscopy, and biochemical analysis to get the proper number of molecules, in the proper place, and with the proper size and shape.

From top: Zika virus, 2016; Red Blood Cell, 2005; Measles Virus Proteins, 2019; HIV in Blood Plasma, 1999; Ebola Virus, 2014; Mycoplasma mycoides, 2011.