Celestial or Cellular?

Celestial or Cellular? The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is bringing you a fun quiz all this week. Each day, a pair of images will be uploaded. You decide if each image is of cellular or celestial origin.

Cast your vote here (and see high res images): http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=26228

Answers will be revealed at midnight. Check back at the site to find out.

See also: http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/

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8 Responses to Celestial or Cellular?


  1. Fun! Will you repost every day or should I check the site?

  2. Rajini Rao says:


    I’ll be happy to post every day. For the record (your guess is as good as mine), I picked Cell for the Left and Celestial for the one on the right 🙂

  3. Raja Mitra says:


    Rajini Rao I quite like some of this interesting info & content that you have been posting!

  4. Rajini Rao says:


    ANSWER : Image on left is Cellular: mouse egg cell, stained for tubulin (protein of the skeletal network or microtubules). For the full image see: http://www.cellimagelibrary.org/images/12628


    Image on right is Celestial: Our friendly neighborhood star! See the full image of the sun taken from here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stereo/news/stereo3D_press.html


    58% of voters got the answer right. Look for Tuesday’s quiz coming up.


  5. First thought: Green Lantern’s light!


    The pic on the right is the sun of course!

  6. Liz Krane says:


    “Everything small is just a small version of something big!” — Adventure Time

  7. Rajini Rao says:


    Liz Krane , there’s a new pair of images for Tuesday 😉 Very cute video clip, by the way!

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