Star birth in the early universe
Star birth in the early universe, artwork. This 1- billion-year-old universe is based on deep field observations by the Hubble Space Telescope. Deep field observations reveal the remotest objects in the universe. Because light has taken billions of years to reach Earth from these distances, these observations look back to the early history of the universe. Observations from 1995 and 1998 showed intense knots of bright blue-white stars, thought to be part of these primordial starburst galaxies that are too faint to be seen. The next generation of space telescopes will look further back in time to try and reveal this epoch of star formation.
© Nasa/Esa/Stsci/R.schaller/Science Photo Library
Nurses & Patients, Front Verandah, Quex Park
Nurses & Patients, Front Verandah, Quex Park. The Verandah, which was outside 'A' Ward, offered a sheltered, south-facing outdoor space. Hannah Powell-Cotton, Commandant, is seated, 4th person from the left. Standing alongside her is her daughter Mary Powell-Cotton (1910-1998). Standing behind her is Nurse Fanny Watson. Seated, at the left, is a lady civilian - she may have been a visitor. Standing, alongside the bed in the centre, is Camille Van Dyck, a Belgian soldier who remained at Quex for the duration of the war and worked as a hospital orderly. He had suffered the loss of his speech through shock and his home was in occupied Belgium. The Quex Park VAD Hospital opened on 15 October 1914 and closed on 31 January 1919. The hospital was run by Kent/178, the Birchington Detachment. The Commandant was Hannah Powell-Cotton (1881-1964), wife of Major Percy HG Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) of Quex Park, founder of the Powell-Cotton Museum. Date: 1916
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Charles Abell, OBE, FSLAET, CEng, FRAeS, 1910-1998, Roya?
Charles Abell, OBE, FSLAET, CEng, FRAeS, 1910-1998, Royal Aeronautical Society President 1976-1977, left, presents the 1977 George Taylor (of Australia) Written Paper Prize on 12 May 1977 to A.C. Ham, centre, and A.J. ?Jack? Willshire, right, for their paper ?Advanced materials and their use in civil aircraft structures?. Jack worked in the Future Projects Office of British Aerospace at Hatfield. Date:
© The Royal Aeronautical Society (National Aerospace Library)/Mary Evans Picture Library