Photo Gallery Beauty in Science

From beginnings of life at the bottom of the sea to a threatening dance performed in trees, the world of science brings to light a fascinating cornucopia of life under the microscope. SPIEGEL ONLINE has collected some of the best "Photos of Research" from 2009.
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Igor Siwanowicz
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Martin Oeggerli
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Jürgen Berger / Mahendra Sonawan
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Jan Greune
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Dorothea Liebermann-Meffert
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Silke Wernet
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Leif Dehmelt
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Marco Moog
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markus-steur.de
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Martin Langer
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Thomas Ernsting
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Walter Fogel
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Martin Oeggerli
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Ralf Hirschberger
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Martin Oeggerli
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Volker Brinkmann
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Ralf Hirschberger