These are plant seeds.

These are plant seeds.

Discover more jaw-dropping science during our Live Science on Google+ Conversation coming up this Monday, July 22nd at noon PT / 3 pm ET.

Our guest will be Dr. Joe Hanson, biologist, popular blogger and host  of  PBS’s YouTube Series It’s Okay To Be Smart.  The hangout will be hosted by Amy Robinson , Jason Davison and Nic Hammond .

RSVP and ask questions for Joe on the event pagehttp://goo.gl/Rc3yY

Learn more about these beautiful images on Joe’s blog (http://goo.gl/63Fhq) or read a summary below. 

Rob Kesseler’s Phytopic gallery ” reveals a hidden world lying beyond the scope of the human eye.”  

These pictures were created by spraying a seed with a fine coating of gold then imaging it under a scanning electron microscope. “The resulting images are re-mastered using subtle washes and layers of colour to enhance their forms and reveal complex and fragile structural characteristics.” 

 And there’s more where this came from. Check out the full gallery: http://www.robkesseler.co.uk/index.php/phytopic

Reference. http://goo.gl/qTjWI  

All images by Rob Kesseler

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  1. These pictures were created by spraying a seed with a fine coating of gold then imaging it under a scanning electron microscope. “The resulting images are re-mastered using subtle washes and layers of colour to enhance their forms and reveal complex and fragile structural characteristics.” 

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