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Images Dated 31st March 2005

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Helix nebula, HST image Featured 31 Mar 2005 Print

Helix nebula, HST image

Helix Nebula. Hubble Space Telescope image of the Helix planetary nebula (NGC 7293). This comprises shells of gas cast off a Sun-like star near the end of its life. The colours are due to gases in the shells being ionised by radiation from the central star that ejected them. The blue colour comes from oxygen and the red from hydrogen and nitrogen. Despite its ring shape, it is thought that the nebula is actually a cylinder aligned end on to Earth. This is one of the nearest planetary nebulae to Earth, lying 650 light years away in the constellation Aquarius. It is 3 light years in diameter, and appears half a Moon-width wide

© NASA/ESA/STSCI/C.O'DELL, VANDERBILT U. ET AL/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Jupiter with moons and their shadows Featured 31 Mar 2005 Print

Jupiter with moons and their shadows

Jupiter and its moons, infrared Hubble Space Telescope image. This image shows a rare alignment, in which two moons are visible on the face of Jupiter, and the shadows of three fall across it as well. The white dot just above centre is Io, and Io's shadow is directly to its left. The blue dot at upper right is Ganymede, whose shadow is directly left of it on the left limb. At upper right is the shadow of Callisto. Callisto itself is out of frame at right. This image was taken by the Near Infrared Camera and Multi Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) on the HST on 28th March 2004

© NASA/ESA/STSCI/E.KARKOSCHKA, U.ARIZONA/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Researcher and snake Featured 31 Mar 2005 Print

Researcher and snake

Snake research. Researcher holds a Malaysian pit viper (Calloselasma rhodostoma) before milking its venom. The venom contains an anticoagulant drug which is being studied for use in treating stroke patients. The drug, Ancrod, improves blood flow by reducing the amount of fibrinogen (a clotting protein) in the blood plasma. Strokes occur when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off by a blockage or bleeding in the brain. They can lead to brain damage and are a leading cause of death. Ancrod may reduce the extent of brain damage and lower the mortality rate. This work is being done by Knoll AG, a division of BASF Pharma, in Ludwigshafen, Germany

© VOLKER STEGER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY