SCIENCE
09/17/2012 03:01 pm ET

Electron Microscope Photos Show Spider Skin, Coffee, Dandelions, Tomato In Extreme Close-Up

Electron microscopes give scientists a close-up look at tiny things--cells, germs, crystals, and even certain molecules. But as you can see in this series of images provided by scientific instruments company FEI, the scopes can also turn everyday objects into awe-inspiring spectacles--a dandelion looks like a fireworks display, a tomato leaf morphs into a bizarre jungle, and bread mold becomes art.

A picture of a hydrothermal worm up close took the Internet by storm last year. But for now, check out the slideshow below to see how daily reality can appear imaginary when viewed up close--really close.

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