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The latest Omnimax Show reveals the marvels of life
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From tomorrow (October 1) until March 31 next year, the Hong Kong Space Museum's latest Omnimax Show "The Human Body" will take audiences on to an amazing journey.

The unique human body comprises 65% water, 22% carbon, and with traces of gold, arsenic and rust.

The body is intricately complex and controlled, each is capable of doing miraculous things. Twenty-four hours a day, our bodies are achieving incredible things and keeping them secret from us.

When we open our eyes each morning, the top layer of the cells on our retina scorches off for us to have refreshed sensors with which to view the world. Every day the body grows 30 metres of new hair and a man sprouts six metres of hair on his face. Though we lose 200 billion tiny red blood cells every day, our bodies are making new ones to replace them - nearly two million every second. The brain which in charge of everything our body does is the most complicated object in the known universe. The impulse of a brain cell bursts along the neurone at 400 kilometres per hour.

Through sophisticated thermal imaging, X-ray and computer graphics technology, the Omnimax Show ˇ§The Human Bodyˇ¨ makes the functions inside our bodies visible in great detail. Audiences will see the ordinary miracles that keep our bodies running at full steam from morning till night and the extraordinary marvels of life.

Audiences will follow a family as they go through their day, and witness the staggering amount of activity happening in their bodies. Peer into the inner ear as an eight-year-old girl, jams to her favorite tune. Check out the arteries and veins pumping feverishly as a teenager bikes to school. And even more amazingly, watch as a baby grows inside a mother's body, just waiting to be born.

The 43-minute show "The Human Body" will be screened daily at 3.50pm and 7.20pm at the museum's Stanley Ho Space Theatre. Additional show will be scheduled at 12.20pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. On Christmas Eve and Chinese New Year's Eve, the museum will close at 5pm. It is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays) and the first two days of the Chinese New Year.

Tickets are available at the Space Museum Box Office and at all URBTIX outlets for $24 (front stalls) and $32 (stalls). Full-time students, senior citizens and people with disabilities will receive a half-price concession.

The Space Museum is located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. For further information, call 2721 0226 or visit the website at http://hk.space.musuem/ .

Ends/Friday, September 30, 2005
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