Amazing Crab Nebula
The Crab Nebula, the result of a supernova noted by Earth-bound chroniclers in 1054 A.D., is filled with mysterious filaments that are are not only tremendously complex, but appear to have less mass than expelled in the original supernova and a higher speed than expected from a free explosion. The Crab Nebula spans about 10 light-years. In the nebula's very center lies a pulsar: a neutron star as massive as the Sun but with only the size of a small town. The Crab Pulsar rotates about 30 times each second.
News - Alleged Yeti Scalp - Sir Edmund Hillary and Khumbo Chumbi - London Airport
Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand conqueror of Everest and leader of a Himalaya expedition to seek the Yeti (also known as the 'Abominable Snowman'), looks at an alleged Yeti scalp with its guardian, Khumbo Chumbi, at London Airport. They had arrived from Paris, where eminent anthropologists have examined the relic. Khumbo Chumbi, an elder of the Sherpa village in the Nepal Himalyas which has had the scalp in its possession for 240 years, travelled with Sir Edmund as guardian of the relic.
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Spanish galleon at sea
Spanish galleon, an improved caravel three times longer than wide, used in the 1500s and 1600s.
Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration
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