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Choose from 831 pictures in our August collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Optical image of the star Sirius Featured August Print

Optical image of the star Sirius

Sirius. Optical image of the star Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, with the exception of the Sun. North is at top. Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris), also known as the Dog Star, lies in the constellation of Canis Major. It has a visual magnitude of -1.46. It is itself a fairly average star, however, and only appears so bright due to its proximity to Earth. It lies around 8.6 light years away, making it the 9th nearest star to the Sun. Sirius is actually a double star. It has a very faint companion, Sirius B, which is a white dwarf. Sirius itself has the spectral class A1, meaning it is a very hot white star, with a surface temperature around 10, 000 degrees Celsius


Hands with Alzheimers brain and healthy one Featured August Print

Hands with Alzheimers brain and healthy one

Alzheimer's disease affected brain. Glovedhands comparing a brain segment affected byAlzheimer's disease with a healthy one. Thesegment affected by Alzheimer's disease is on theleft. It appears shrunken, and the fissures arenoticeably larger. Alzheimer's disease is aprogressive brain wasting condition which leads tothe formation of tangles of nerve fibres andplaques of the protein amyloid. Thisinterferes with the normal working of the brainleading to dementia, characterised by memory loss, personality changes, psychosis and eventually andinevitably death. It usually sets in around theage of 65, and there is no cure

© Simon Fraser/Mrc Unit, Newcastle General Hospital/Science Photo Library