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Copernican (heliocentric) system of the universe, 17th century. Artist: Johannes Hevelius
Music of the Spheres, 1619.
Edmond Halley, English astronomer and mathematician, c1720 (1794). Artist: A Birrell
Kepler's concept of an attractive force from the Sun - a 'virtue', early 16th century.
Kepler's illustration to explain his discovery of the elliptical orbit of Mars, 1609.
Rene Descartes' model of the structure of the Universe, 1668.
The Hubble Space Telescope orbiting the Earth, c1990s.
Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) viewed from space.
Aurora Australis, April 1994.
The Alps from space. NASA photograph.
Descartes' system of the universe, 17th century, (1761).
Geocentric universe, 1493.
Transit of Venus, 1639, (1662). Artist: Johannes Hevelius
Astronaut on Shuttle mission 41-C, 1984.
Space Shuttle Orbiter mounted on top of a Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, 1977.
Apollo 9 astronauts, 1968.
Deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope, 1990.
Drawing of Hubble Telescope, 1980s.
Testing the Hubble Space Telescope , 1980s.
Polishing the mirror of the Hubble Telescope, 1980s.
X-ray image of sun, Skylab, 1970s.
False colour photograph of the sun and the moon, c1970s.
Large solar prominence in extreme ultraviolet light, 1973.
False colour image of a solar flare from Skylab, 1973.
The earth from space, 1968.
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