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The best microscope photos of the year reveal a strange and hidden universe in astonishing detail

24 days ago   |   By Business Insider

The Nikon Small World contest highlights the best microscope images taken each year.
The 2019 contest attracted more than 2,000 entries from nearly 100 different countries.
This year's top image is a picture of a turtle embryo awash with a rainbow of fluorescent colors.
Other winners include a cross-section of a tulip bud, the eye of a housefly, and a jewel bearing.
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Human eyes may be remarkable tools to view the universe, but they also restrict our perception of reality to a limited, macroscopic slice.
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