Isn’t this an amazing image?
I saw this on Twitter, and had to talk about it. I am impressed that this can be an electron photograph. It has color and shadow. How? I wouldn’t have thought that possible. But most amazing is what it is, a T4 bacteriophage, a virus which infects E.coli. Why is that impressive? Well, look at it! Before this alien lander touched down on this cell, it was a virion, a completely static entity, an inert device in the “off” position. Once the legs contact the ‘active sites’, it logically activates, just like a space probe; it ‘switched on’. What it does then is insidious.
I don’t know; I just find some concepts fascinating. Had to share.