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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Foto: Igor Siwanowicz
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Foto: Martin Oeggerli
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Foto: Jürgen Berger / Mahendra Sonawan
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Foto: Jan Greune
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Foto: Dorothea Liebermann-Meffert
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Foto: Silke Wernet
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Foto: Leif Dehmelt
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Foto: Marco Moog
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Foto: markus-steur.de
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Foto: Martin Langer
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Foto: Thomas Ernsting
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Foto: Walter Fogel
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Foto: Martin Oeggerli
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Foto: Ralf Hirschberger
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Foto: Martin Oeggerli
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Foto: Volker Brinkmann
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Foto: Ralf Hirschberger