Check out these totally amazing 5 images of the human cell magnified 10 million times showing, glimpse of our own human anatomy micro world.
These dazzling pictures look like a glimpse into an alien world.
But in fact they offer a stunning close up of life inside the human body – some up to 10,000,000 times magnification.
These stunning 3D images have been brought to colourful life by animators in a new project aimed at helping students and scientists understand the body in new ways.
Replications of electron micrographs, medical illustrations and photos have been used to recreate snapshots of parts of the body at a molecular level.
The human cell is the basic structure and biological unit of all living organisms and cells are the smallest unit of life that have the capability to replicate completely independently which is why they are called the “building blocks of life”.
The human cell is made from protoplasm enclosed within a membrane containing a multitude of biomolecules made of proteins and nucleic acids. Organisms can be classified as unicellular or multicellular for both plants and animals. While the number of cells in plants and animals varies from species to species, humans contain around 100 trillion cells. Plant and animal cells are only visible using a microscope because they have microscopic dimensions of between 1 and 100 micrometres.
The cell was originally discovered by Robert Hooke in 1665 and cell theory was first developed in 1839 by Matthias Jakob Schleiden and Theodor Schwann who stated that all organisms must be composed of one or more cells, that all cells come from preexisting cells, that vital functions of an organism occur within cells, and that all cells contain the important hereditary information necessary to regulating cell functions and for transmitting information to the next generation of cells. Cells first emerged on our planet Earth around 3.5 billion years ago.
The word cell comes from the Latin cella, which actually means “a small room” and was first used by Robert Hooke in his book Micrographia way back in 1665 when he compared the cork cells he saw in his microscope an though they looked similar to small rooms in monasteries used by monks.
Human Cell Magnified