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Gas pillar in the Eagle nebula Featured 20 Jul 2008 Print

Gas pillar in the Eagle nebula

Gas pillar in the Eagle nebula (M16), Hubble Space Telescope image. This is a 9.5-light-year-tall pillar of cold gas and dust silhouetted against a bright emission nebula. The dense pockets of dust and gas in this pillar may be in the process of condensing into stars. The upper part of the pillar is glowing as it is heated and compressed by radiation from hot young stars out of frame at upper left. The colours here come from ionised gases; the blue from oxygen and the orange from hydrogen. The Eagle nebula lies around 7000 light years from Earth in the constellation Serpens Cauda. This image was taken in November 2004 by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the HST

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Astronaut Bruce McCandless walking in space Featured 20 Jul 2008 Print

Astronaut Bruce McCandless walking in space

Astronaut Bruce McCandless floats free above the Earth in his manned maneuvring unit (MMU) on February 7, 1984, during the 10th space shuttle flight (mission 41B). McCandless, who helped design the MMU, was the first person to fly it, thus becoming the first "human satellite" in orbit around the Earth. The MMU is propelled by small nitrogen thrusters which are controlled by the astronaut's hands. Because no umbilical cord attaches the astronaut to the spacecraft, it gives much greater mobility than was available to earlier spacewalkers. Mission 41B was launched from Kennedy Space Center on February 3, 1984, & landed back at Kennedy on February 12

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Pictorial plaque on Pioneer 10 and 11 Featured 20 Jul 2008 Print

Pictorial plaque on Pioneer 10 and 11

The design of a pictorial plaque, attached to the exterior of the Pioneer 10 & 11 spacecrafts, indicating their origin in case they might one day be examined by another intelligent species. The "dumb-bell" symbol at top left represents a hydrogen atom, the most common element in the Universe. Below, 14 lines radiate from our Sun to the relative positions of 14 Pulsars - cosmic sources of radio energy. Human figures, the man's hand raised in goodwill, are set against the spacecraft to give scale. At bottom is a plan of the Solar System, showing the route of a Pioneer spacecraft on the early stages of its journey from Earth. The frequency of each Pulsar at the time of launch is quoted in binary, relative to that of the Hydrogen atom with its "1" unity symbol. The

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