PHOTOS: Best Science Images of 2008 Announced

PHOTOS: Best Science Images of 2008
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First Place, Illustration: "Zoom Into the Human Bloodstream"

Deft manipulation of perspective gives viewers a detailed look inside the human circulatory system.

The relationship between a tiny oxygen atom and the giant organ of the heart was accomplished with a common painting technique that fits many scales into a single picture, according to Jennifer Frazier of San Francisco's Exploratorium.

The unusual view won artist Linda Nye first place in the illustration category of the 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
—Image courtesy Linda Nye and the Exploratorium Visualization Laboratory; The Exploratorium/Science
 
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