These photos are of soil from 191 countries, and were taken on an Edge 3-D microscope. Each image is constructed from a stack of images taken at different focus levels. The magnification is 125 times actual size. Much of the sample is composed of quartz sand mixed with other minerals, salts and clumps of micro-organisms. Photos by Dr. Gary Greenberg. www.sandgrains.com

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Orange grain of sand near the center of the photo is about 30 micrometers -- a human hair is about 100 micrometers.

Image Represents 1/10 of One Inch







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