Photo Gallery: Best Science Photographs of 2005 Named

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"The Origin of Life"
By John Brackenbury

Cambridge University lecturer John Brackenbury combined this series of high-speed photographs to illustrate the concept of panspermia.

Panspermia is the theory that seeds of life exist throughout the universe and that life on Earth arose when those seeds landed on our planet eons ago. The image shows eggs shattering as they hit water, releasing smaller eggs within.

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