It may look like a piece of honeycomb, but this lattice-shaped image is the first ever close-up view of a single molecule.

Scientists from IBM used an atomic force microscope (AFM) to reveal the chemical bonds within a molecule.

'This is the first time that all the atoms in a molecule have been imaged,' lead researcher Leo Gross said.

Well, a couple of comments. First, I’m pretty sure that IBM already claims to have imaged a single atom, much less a whole molecule made up of dozens of atoms. In fact I’m pretty sure IBM even arranged some molecules in the IBM logo and “snapped a picture.”

Pretty cool though.