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Scientists can use an electron microprobe to determine the mineral composition of meteorites that fall to Earth. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Museum exhibit expands horizons in 'Picturing Science'

Friday, Mar. 18, 2022 |

Scientists can use an electron microprobe to determine the mineral composition of meteorites that fall to Earth. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

This may look like a sci-fi creature, but it's actually an enlarged scanning electronic microscope image of a goblin spider. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Friday, Mar. 18, 2022 |

This may look like a sci-fi creature, but it's actually an enlarged scanning electronic microscope image of a goblin spider. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

These biofluorescence images of corals allow zoologists to study the pattern and function of fluorescent proteins. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Friday, Mar. 18, 2022 |

These biofluorescence images of corals allow zoologists to study the pattern and function of fluorescent proteins. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Is that an alien landscape? No, it's the dental structure of a now extinct rodent that lived about 16 million years ago. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Friday, Mar. 18, 2022 |

Is that an alien landscape? No, it's the dental structure of a now extinct rodent that lived about 16 million years ago. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

This is a two-inch long fossilized skull of a 20 million year old primate, and the CT scan allowed scientists to peer inside without damaging the object. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Friday, Mar. 18, 2022 |

This is a two-inch long fossilized skull of a 20 million year old primate, and the CT scan allowed scientists to peer inside without damaging the object. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

This armadillo lizard is known for rolling into a ball to protect itself, and the CT scan shows the animal's bony armor plates. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Friday, Mar. 18, 2022 |

This armadillo lizard is known for rolling into a ball to protect itself, and the CT scan shows the animal's bony armor plates. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

How can you tell the difference between a yellowjacket and a wasp? By blowing up images of them and examining microscopic features not visible to the human eye. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Friday, Mar. 18, 2022 |

How can you tell the difference between a yellowjacket and a wasp? By blowing up images of them and examining microscopic features not visible to the human eye. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

An arachnologist with the Museum of Natural History used imaging to identify differences between scorpions. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

Friday, Mar. 18, 2022 |

An arachnologist with the Museum of Natural History used imaging to identify differences between scorpions. (Photo: Spencer Fordin)

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