In an amazing work of microscopy, scientists have gotten a high-resolution view of a molecule and its chemical bonds. What’s more, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers got a peek at the molecule as it broke and reformed bonds after undergoing a chemical reaction.
Their images show a molecule, on the left above, which has 26 carbon and 14 hydrogen atoms structured as three connected benzene rings. The molecules on the right are the two most common products that result after the molecule is heated to 90 degrees Celsius.
Axial CT image with i.v. contrast. Macrocystic adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head.
“Messier 83 (also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy, M83 or NGC 5236) is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 15 million light-years away in the constellation Hydra. It is one of the closest and brightest barred spiral galaxies in the sky, making it visible with binoculars.”
Earth and Mars, imaged by the Narrow Angle Camera on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter on May 24th, 2014. At the time of this photo, the Earth was at a distance of 376,687 km from LRO, and Mars was 300 times further, approximately 112.5 million km.
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