Sometimes art happens by accident. Entomologists, ichthyologists, arachnologists, geologists, and more all rely on imaging technologies to learn more about the fish, coral, bugs, and landscapes they study. The images they create communicate important information, but they can also be striking art objects.
This weekend, Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies opens at the American Museum of Natural History. The exhibit is a collection of beautiful images created, sometimes inadvertendly, in the process of scientific research at the museum. Get a sneak peak below at the exhibit, which runs through June 24, 2012.