First Resource

My research question: Where does inner space and outer space begin?

http://esciencenews.com/articles/2012/05/01/scientists.make.stunning.inner.space.observations
My first resource is an article from the University of Leicester. They talk about the new research that is being done with high-powered  microscopes. With the help of these we are now able to look at the architecture within a cell. They identified for the first time how the architecture changes during the formation of gametes, also known as sex cells, in order to successfully complete the process. They were also taking a closer look at yeast cells. They are, for the first time able to ‘visualise’ the architecture of the microtubules in the yeast cell undergoing gamete formation.

This connects to my topic because it talks about inner space and how far we can see into it. This made me think further into my topic because I thought about how we are looking further into things, but never finding an end.

In the model, microtubules are green. A structure called the spindle pole bodies (SPBs) are modeled in blue. The nuclear envelope is shown in magenta. In the wild-type cells, numbers of microtubules are emanating from the area just above the SPB. We refer this area as the radial microtubule organizing center (rMTOC).                            In the model, microtubules are green. A structure called the spindle pole bodies (SPBs) are modeled in blue. The nuclear envelope is shown in magenta. In the cell without Hrs1/Mcp6 protein, the whole rMTOC structure is missing.

These images just prove that everything just keeps getting smaller and smaller if we are able to take a tiny cell and keep going deeper inside of it. I think great new upgrades on microscopes are being made and will continue to be made. We will be able to look into a whole new world soon and make new discoveries on inner space.

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