The Fighting Temeraire, 1839 (oil on canvas)
BAL444 The Fighting Temeraire, 1839 (oil on canvas) by Turner, Joseph Mallord William (1775-1851); 90.8x121.9 cm; National Gallery, London, UK; (add.info.: Tugged to her Last Berth to be Broken up; The 98-gun ship Temeraire played a distinguished role in Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, after which she was known as the Fighting Temeraire'; the ship remained in service until 1838 when she was decommissioned and towed from Sheerness to Rotherhithe to be broken up;); English, out of copyright
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Type 23 frigate HMS KENT at Sea, south of the Isle of Wight
Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate HMS KENT at Sea, south of the Isle of Wight.
HMS Kent is one of the newest of the Type 23 frigates within the Royal Navy arsenal. Built by BAE Systems on the Clyde, she was launched on 27 May 1998 by Princess Alexandra of Kent.
Incorporating stealth technology to reduce her acoustic, magnetic and radar profile, she presents a formidable force when deploying both her highly capable sonar systems and embarked helicopter to detect opposing forces
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Global water and air volume
Global water and air volume. Conceptual computer artwork of the total volume of water on Earth (left) and of air in the Earth's atmosphere (right) shown as spheres (blue and pink). The spheres show how finite water and air supplies are. The water sphere measures 1390 kilometres across and has a volume of 1.4 billion cubic kilometres. This includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as ground water, and that in the atmosphere. The air sphere measures 1999 kilometres across and weighs 5140 trillion tonnes. As the atmosphere extends from Earth it becomes less dense. Half of the air lies within the first 5 kilometres of the atmosphere
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