The Fairy of Eagle Nebula Image Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team, (STScI/AURA), ESA, NASA
If Only Modern Infographs Were As Stunning As These 19th-Century Ones Modern infographs can be fun and fascinating, but when it comes to pure aesthetics, they've got nothing on the works of John Philipps Emslie, who mapped the Earth and the sky with an illustrator's flair.
This 'gastric rainbow', is a microscopic section through a mouse stomach. The black area at the top is where food is digested by enzymes and acids, and these are made by the green and magenta cells, respectively. The red cells that line the surface of the stomach secrete mucus to protect the stomach from digesting itself.