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Date: 11/03/11 08:55 AM

34 Responses to Dust Magnified 22 Million Times [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Englandrocks
    Englandrocks Female 18-29
    491 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 8:56 am
    Link: Dust Magnified 22 Million Times - It`s like a small universe... of dust, but a universe nonetheless.
  2. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2011 at 8:59 am
    It`s like a colour ASPLOSHUN!
  3. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2011 at 9:01 am
    If that isn`t coloured in, then why is dust just grey?
  4. Profile photo of asiina
    asiina Female 18-29
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    November 3, 2011 at 9:04 am
    so colourful
  5. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 3, 2011 at 9:11 am

    shopped!
  6. Profile photo of coffeekoneko
    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
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    November 3, 2011 at 9:11 am
    I like everything in this picture but that cthulhu-looking thing in the top-left.
  7. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Evil_Eye-"If that isn`t coloured in, then why is dust just grey? "

    This could be false-colored, or not. If not, as to why it is grey is that your eye would not be capable of picking out individual colors this small.

    Take all the colors you see in the pic, mix them all together, and you get grey.
  8. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2011 at 9:33 am
    looks kind of yummy
  9. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    November 3, 2011 at 9:44 am
    I`m with Coffee. That little particle can piss off.
  10. Profile photo of snakecharmer
    snakecharmer Male 18-29
    321 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 9:47 am
    @Evil_Eye: Go to the grocery store and buy some `rainbow` ice cream (with all the different colors), let it melt and then mix it together. Or, look at your milk after a bowl of Fruity Pebbles TM.
  11. Profile photo of Isobel
    Isobel Female 18-29
    245 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 10:00 am
    "If that isn`t coloured in, then why is dust just grey?"
    The picture looks like it`s taken with a scanning electron microscope. The technique can`t "see" colors (since it detects scattered electrons, not photons), so the pics are colored in to create more contrast.

    Dust is still gray.
  12. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2011 at 10:11 am
    It`s fairy dust, that`s why it is rainbow colored.
  13. Profile photo of funnehkitteh
    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 10:15 am
    @isobel, remember that all primary colour put together make black, plus dust is very small and our eyes can`t pick up the colours individually. but i do think it`s enhanced (colourwise)
  14. Profile photo of funnehkitteh
    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2011 at 10:16 am
    @to-my-last-statement, sorry isobel, didn`t see the quoting :-P
  15. Profile photo of Flibmeister
    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 10:18 am
    pwetty!
  16. Profile photo of Foote
    Foote Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2011 at 10:28 am
    Of course color was added, this is a GLORIFIED image of dust. It is possible to have all these different colors in some dust; if you wear a lot of bright clothes. And I suppose if you could view it with the naked eye you could distinguish the color-- however dust is grey from out pov because its so many small samples of other colors weaved together at different consistencies over a very small space. Thus-- it`s grey too us. And it`s grey to the microscope too; the color is added where it would be. Though they were probably keen to up the virbancy.
  17. Profile photo of nayrbarr
    nayrbarr Male 18-29
    366 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 10:50 am
    You should probably have put "False colour image" in the description, for the people who don`t know how electron microscopes work.
  18. Profile photo of Mantistador
    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2011 at 10:53 am
    ok guys, for your next challenge... detangle this dust
  19. Profile photo of inversegrav
    inversegrav Male 30-39
    770 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    just think. you inhale billions of those a day.
  20. Profile photo of Khronnus
    Khronnus Male 18-29
    621 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    You don`t really see colour at all at this magnification. The colours been added. I`d argue the whole image is rubbish to be fair.
  21. Profile photo of Squidbush
    Squidbush Male 40-49
    771 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    The background at the upper left is the color of the entire picture before the false color was added.
  22. Profile photo of PringleMan
    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    November 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    it`s like they`re having a party
  23. Profile photo of bordo
    bordo Male 50-59
    907 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 4:34 pm
    Aside from the evil green octopusoid, it looks like a pretty happy place.
  24. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    @Khronnus - Rubbish? Really? You`re right, a scanning electron microscope (like the one that produced this image) cannot produce color images. It can only produce a picture representing the detailed surface contours of a sample. However, It`s common practice to color-code different objects in an electron micrograph to make it easier to distinguish between them.

    Or was that a joke that I just missed upon first reading (because the image is of dust- rubbish- ha ha!)
  25. Profile photo of sbeelz
    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    @Isobel- dust is not necessarily gray. It is, as this picture suggests, mutlicolored. It is made up of many different microscopic objects, including clothing fibers, hair, dead skin cells, and pollen. A small wool fiber from a blue sweater will be blue. a grain of yellow pollen will be yellow. A single mushroom spore from a purple sample of spores will be purple. If you used an optical magnification device to look at a sample of dust, you would be able to see the various colors of the objects within it- they would not appear uniformly gray.
  26. Profile photo of robosnitz
    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm
    Witchcraft!!!!!
  27. Profile photo of tleking536
    tleking536 Male 30-39
    69 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    I want to jump in there and bounce around and slide. WEEEEE!!!!!!!!
  28. Profile photo of Bottleofrum
    Bottleofrum Male 18-29
    163 posts
    November 3, 2011 at 11:29 pm
    fudge yea!!!! this is what i live for!!!!!!!!
  29. Profile photo of Phanthom_
    Phanthom_ Female 18-29
    64 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 8:59 am
    From the microcosmos to the macrocosmos <3
  30. Profile photo of Kalon
    Kalon Male 13-17
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    November 4, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    DON`T BE DUMB
    Light microscopes are only able to see THROUGH things. Solid and non-translucent objects are only black silhouettes. Secondly, the picture shows depth, which cannot be seen in a light microscope. Everything seen there is shown by a scanning electron microscope. ALL SEM images it portrays everything in black and white (only show shades) because the object is covered in a thin layer of gold. All colors you see in SEM pictures of viruses and proteins, in this case dust, are digitally colored to show different materials.
    I do acknowledge that dust is most likely not made up of all grey particles but this post is only about the shape, NOT THE COLOR. If it is, then they are wrong. Thank you to the few who are too well informed to think this is what color dust is. It worries me most days out of the week that people can be so uninformed.

    -Yours Truly
    A Concerned American
  31. Profile photo of ExtraCredit
    ExtraCredit Male 50-59
    451 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm
    WTF is that little green monster!?
  32. Profile photo of angelo0317
    angelo0317 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    November 4, 2011 at 7:59 pm
    No offense, but since when were people so concerned about the color od dust? 0_0
  33. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5195 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 3:11 am
    >> Dust Colorized 22 Million Times

    Fixed.
  34. Profile photo of shaustin
    shaustin Male 18-29
    143 posts
    November 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm
    saw this on mushrooms last weekend, thought it was a video

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