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    Posted on Jul 22, 2016

    Can You Tell The Cool Space Pics From The Gross Microscope Pics?

    Is it the surface of Mars or a kidney stone?

    1. 1. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's a picture of the leishmaniasis parasite, taken through a light microscope.

    2. 2. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's an image of Jupiter's moon Europa, taken by the Galileo spacecraft in 1996.

    3. 3. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's an image of a storm at the south pole of Titan, a Saturnian moon.

    4. 4. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's a scanning electron microscope picture of the surface of a kidney stone.

    5. 5. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

    6. 6. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's a group of dark sand dunes on the surface of Mars, taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in 2016.

    7. 7. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's a false-colour image of our very own moon, taken by the Galileo space probe.

    8. 8. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's a scanning electron microscope image of a Demodex skin mite.

    9. 9. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's disrupted ice crust on the surface of Europa, taken by the Galileo space probe.

    10. 10. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's a scanning electron microscope image of Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium which causes mastitis in cows.

    11. 11. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's a cyst, or egg, of a single-celled parasite called Entamoeba histolytica which infests the human gut.

    12. 12. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's the mouth-parts of a parasitic worm called Anisakis simplex.

    13. 13. Cool space thing or gross microscope thing?

      Correct! 
      Wrong! 

      It's a microscope image of Parvovirus B19!

    CORRECTION

    Europa is a moon of Jupiter. An earlier version of this piece described it as a moon of Saturn.

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