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ESO Captures Image of Tarantula Nebula

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The latest image released from the European Southern Observatory is of the Tarantula Nebula, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud approximately 170,000 light years from here. The nebula measures more than 1,000 light years across and covers the same amount of sky as the Moon. The image is a composite made up of 15 individual exposures taken with the 2.2m telescope at La Silla Observatory in Chile.

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Jun 10, 2002, 4:19pm

Astronauts Perform Complete First Spacewalk

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Endeavour Astronauts Franklin Chang-Díaz and Philippe Perrin performed a 7-hour, 14-minute spacewalk on Sunday, completing all the tasks on their plate. The astronauts installed a Power and Data Grapple Fixture to the station’s P6 truss, which will be used as a handle to move the truss around in the future. They also retrieved micrometeorite shields from the shuttle, which will be installed in July. Finally, the took a look at a gyroscope that recently failed on the station to help determine what might have caused it to malfunction.

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Jun 10, 2002, 4:01pm

Endeavour Docks with Station

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The Space Shuttle Endeavour linked up with the International Space Station, providing supplies and a new crew - Expedition 5. Docking occurred at 1625 GMT (12:25pm EDT), slightly behind schedule because the shuttle approached the station more slowly than planned.

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Jun 7, 2002, 2:45pm



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