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Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Science |

281 gigapixel image of a fish that can see into the cells

281 gigapixel image of a fish that can see into the cells

In the world of is never too big or too small we want to see. This photograph of a zebrafish embryo was taken with a new technology called “Virtual Nanoscopy” with the result that was obtained as an image of 281 gigapixels, where you can see into the tissues and that make up this living being.

To get this giant image of something microscopic, there was a construction based on 26 000 individual images of 1.5 by 0.6 mm at a resolution of 921,600 by 380,928 pixels each.

The term nano is applied to this kind of photography, since, as in the case of zebrafish embryo, the object being photographed does not have more than a few millimeters in length, 1.5 millimeters in the case of the fish.

In the original picture , published in the Journal of Cell at Rockefeller University, you can surf the entire image like a map, where you can see black dots are nothing that the nuclei of cells of the embryo .

This type of images nanoscopic could be a breakthrough in the future of diagnostic imaging to detect with high accuracy, any abnormality in the tissues or organs.

Link: Virtual nanoscopy: Generation of ultra-large high resolution electron microscopy maps (journal of cell biology)

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