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Orion Nebula
Photo: (c) NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team
Orion Nebula — The Orion Nebula is a picture book of star formation, from the massive, young stars that are shaping the nebula to the pillars of dense gas that may be the homes of budding stars. The…
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Iapetus

IapetusIapetus is the third-largest moon of Saturn, first observed by Giovanni Domenico Cassini in October 1671 on the western side of Saturn. It is named after the Titan Iapetus from the Greek mythology. Iapetus is best known for its dramatic 'two-tone' colouration. Cassini correctly surmised that Iapetus has a bright a dark hemisphere; and furthermore that it is tidally locked, always keeping the same face towards Saturn, so that the bright hemisphere is visible from Earth when Iapetus is on the western side of the planet, and the dark hemisphere on the other side…



Biology articles

Seitz, Adalbert (1860-1938)

— Adalbert Seitz (24 February 1860, Mainz - 5 March 1938, Darmstadt) was a German lepidopterist. He was the editor of Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde (The Macrolepidoptera of the World). This is a sixteen volume work with four supplements. The first four…

Rowland-Brown, Henry (1865-1921)

— Henry Rowland-Brown was born at Woodridings, Pinner, on 19 May 1865. He was educated at Rugby; at school he was a noted athlete, and winner of the record quarter-mile. After leaving Rugby he proceeded to University College, Oxford, where he took his degree…

Oberthuer, Charles (1845-1924)

— Born at Rennes in 1845, Charles Oberthuer was a son of the founder of the celebrated printing firm which bore his name, and of which for many years he was chairman. Previous to the removal of the family from Strasbourg and its establishment in Rennes,…

Korshunov, Yuri Petrovich (1933-2002)

— Yuri P. Korshunov was born on 22 September 1933 in Chernorechka Village near Novosibirsk. The family soon moved to Novosibirsk. His mother's ancestors were migrants from the Volga region, his father's ones were from the Samara region. Korshunov's first…

Beta Pictoris

— This is an artist's concept of the near stellar environment of the star Beta Pictoris. This illustration is based upon recent observations made with the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph aboard the Hubble Space Telescope…

Comet Levy

— NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed the inner core surrounding the icy nucleus of Comet Levy more clearly than can be done with ground-based telescopes…

ESO 510-G13

— NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of an unusual edge-on galaxy, revealing remarkable details of its warped dusty disk and showing how colliding galaxies spawn the formation of new generations of stars…

NGC 1512

— In this view of the centre of the magnificent barred spiral galaxy NGC 1512, NASA Hubble Space Telescope's broad spectral vision reveals the galaxy at all wavelengths from ultraviolet to infrared…