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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Birth of Hermann Julius Oberth Yesterday

Yesterday marked the 1894 birth of Hermann Julius Oberth, a German physicist and scientist who is a rocket pioneer and also considered one of the founding fathers of astronautics.

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The background has three Hubble Space Telescope images, which are accessible at this Hubble webpage: Hubblesite.org/categories/images.

— LH 95 is a star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation.

— Ant Nebula (also called Menzel 3) is an aptly-named planetary nebula located in the constellation Norma.
— Egg Nebula (also called CL 2688) is a protoplanetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

HubbleSite Image Links: LH 95, Ant Nebula, and Egg Nebula