Apollo spacecraft at the Moon, artwork
Apollo spacecraft at the Moon. Artwork of the Apollo Lunar Module (LM, left, gold) and the Apollo Command/Service Module (CSM, right, grey) at the Moon, with the Earth in the background. Each Apollo mission was crewed by three astronauts, sitting in the Command Module (CM, conical section of the CSM). The Service Module (SM) section contained fuel and batteries. Once at the Moon, two astronauts used the LM to descend to the Moon and return to the CSM, which was piloted by the third astronaut. The CM was then used to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere, with the other sections being jettisoned.
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Colossus of Rhodes statue
Colossus of Rhodes. Historical artwork showing the vast bronze statue of the Greek sun god Helios (later identified with Apollo, the god of light), at the entrance of the harbour at Rhodes, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. The statue, standing 33 metres tall, was completed in 282 BC and stood for only 56 years before being destroyed in an earthquake. Even the broken remains were so impressive that people travelled from afar to see them. They remained in Rhodes for around 800 years until the Saracens invaded and sold them, supposedly transporting them to Alexandria on the backs of 900 camels. This engraving is from Maerten van Heemskerck's 16th century book Seven Wonders of the World, and reproduced in The Picture Magazine, 1894.
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Apollo offering a libation to the raven, kylix, 5th century BC
Attic White Ground kylix of the early 5th century BC. Showing Apollo sitting on a stool performing a libation whilst holding a lyre. A raven looks on. This scene posibly could allude to the myth of King Phlegyas's daughter Koronida (from the Greek korone, raven), who was in love with Apollo, although some scholars believe it is simply a bird with prophetic powers. From the Archaeological Museum of Delphi.
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