DFT geometry optimization of the cobaltabisdicarbollide anion structure rendered and superimposed on a Fornax A picture using Povray 3.6.1. Authors: E. J Juarez-Perez and M. Lepsik. Background Image of Fornax A licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 from National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and J. M. Uson.
The dengue virus – the first flavivirus structure to be determined – reveals an architectural structure that is different from any other virus that has been seen. This computer illustration shows how the major protein, called “E” for envelope protein, organizes itself to form a protective shell around the virus. The protein is color-coded blue, green and yellow to show the three specific domains of the protein. Source (Purdue University)
Central area of the Milky Way galaxy, released by astronomers at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in Chile. The photo shows 84 million stars in an image measuring 108,500×81,500, which contains nearly 9 billion pixels, and is actually a composite of thousands of individual photographs shot with the observatory's VISTA survey telescope.
If you collected all of Earth’s water into a sphere, how big would it be? Our water sphere would have a diameter of 1,385 kilometers (about 860 miles), and span the distance from Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas. A sphere this far across would have a volume equal to about 1,386 million cubic kilometers (roughly 332,500,000 cubic miles).