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Electron Microscope Images Reveal Hideous Mini-Monsters

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Most of us are at least aware that we're sharing our world – and our bodies – with an endless variety of microorganisms, tiny parasites and other strange creatures, most of which are invisible to the naked eye.
 
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But thanks to electron microscopy, we can now have lots of colorful nightmares once we get a closer look at some of these monstrosities.
 
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io9 compiled some of the strangest, scariest and most alien-looking examples from various galleries, including some terrifying images from the Microcosmos collection by DSLR ImageryUnder these super-microscopes, a fish embryo is transformed into a ghostly apparition...
 
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...butterfly egg casings look amazingly like facehugger eggs from the Alien franchise...
 
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...and as if maggots weren't disgusting enough, here's one that looks like it oozed out of the movie Galaxy of Terror (you know the scene I'm talking about).
 
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