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Clouds of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Clouds of the Large Magellanic Cloud

The Galaxy, the Jet, and the Black Hole

The Galaxy, the Jet, and the Black Hole

Ariane 6 launch pad under construction by Eur…

Ariane 6 launch pad under construction

Ariane 6 launch pad under construction

by European Space Agency

The launch pad is 28.5 m deep and 200 m wide, formed with enough concrete to fill 67 Olympic sized swimming pools – approximately 167,500 cubic metres. It comprises a 700 tonne steel launch table that supports Ariane 6. Steel deflectors funnel the fiery plumes of Ariane 6 at liftoff into the exhaust tunnels buried deep under the launch table. Four lightning protection masts, and a water tower for deluge systems are also part of the launch pad.


Credits: CNES 2019

Southern Cross to Eta Carinae

Southern Cross to Eta Carinae

Southern Pleiades.

Southern Pleiades.

Credit: Rafael Compassi

Shape of the Southern Crab Nebula

Shape of the Southern Crab Nebula

Messier 81

Messier 81

In the Vicinity of the Cone Nebula

In the Vicinity of the Cone Nebula

Cone Nebula NGC 2264.

Cone Nebula NGC 2264.

Credit: NASA, H Ford, G Illingworth, M Clampin, G Hartig, the ACS Science Team and ESA