New highly detailed photo of HIV shows that it was apparently made by someone at Etsy
Okay, so I completely ripped off the Etsy joke from Delsyd, but whatevs, that’s what it looks like. Like a tiny tea cozy.
Created from a variety of sources in virology, X-ray analysis, and NMR spectroscopy, the spatial configurations of the the proteins are depicted in accordance with the most advanced understandings of their three-dimensional structures. This image won first prize in the illustrations category. Image courtesy of Ivan Konstantinov, Yury Stefanov, Aleksander Kovalevsky, Yegor Voronin – Visual Science Company