PHOTOS: Best Microscopic Images of 2008 Announced

PHOTOS: Best Microscopic Photos of 2008 Announced
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Eighth Place: Swirling Dervish

Tabletop chemistry takes a photogenic turn in this winning microphotograph by John Hart of the University of Colorado, who specializes in fluid dynamics.

Mixing sulfur, an organic blue dye, and an antiseptic, Hart created a crystal containing a complex structure of bubbles and fault lines.

Illuminated with polarized light, the compound glows with green and salmon hues that give it the appearance of a palm thicket attacked by overzealous bugs.
—Photograph by John Hart/Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Colorado/photo courtesy of Nikon Small World
 
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