A giant cluster of about 3,000 stars called Westerlund 2. The cluster resides in a raucous stellar breeding ground known as Gum 29, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina.
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A stump remains in the median of Manchester Boulevard as workers remove trees to clear a path for the space shuttle Endeavour in Inglewood, Calif., Tuesday. Residents are upset that 400 trees might be cut down to allow the shuttle to travel from the airport to its new home at a science center.
Michael Soluri's black and white film photographs of NASA's human space flight programs over the years, spanning Apollo and the Space Shuttle
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Onlookers crowd around their cars in the NASA causeway as they watch the US Space Shuttle Atlantis blast off into orbit from launch pad 39-B at Kennedy Space Center in the early morning hours of July 12 2001.
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