Lunar Lander

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing - and this is not a picture of the lunar lander, but a rather nice shot of a podovirus (P68). While I don’t think this is an actual example of biomimicry, it’s a pretty remarkable convergence.

Photo used with permission of the Félix D’Hérelle Reference Center for Bacterial Viruses, credit Dr. Hans W. Ackermann.

Alexander Hynes