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Images Dated 7th September 2005

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Coloured SEM of the weave of linen Featured 7 Sep 2005 Print

Coloured SEM of the weave of linen

Linen. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of the weave of a piece of linen. Linen is made from the fibres of the stem of the flax plant Linum usitatissimum, the seeds of which yield linseed oil. For fibre production the plants are sown close together to produce a tall, erect stand. Harvesting is followed by a process called retting, in which the stems are steeped in water for a period of time. During the steeping bacterial action dissolves the soft, fleshy parts, leaving the tough, thickened cell walls of the fibrous tissue. This is mechanically beaten & combed to produce a pure cellulose fibre material. Magnification: X12 at 6x6cm size

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Night launch of Apollo 17 Featured 7 Sep 2005 Print

Night launch of Apollo 17

Launch of Apollo 17. The Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 17 blasts into the night sky at Cape Canaveral on 7 December 1972. This was the only night launch of the Apollo Lunar programme. Apollo 17 carried astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt to the Moon, Ronald Evans remaining in the command module in lunar orbit. Cernan and Schmitt landed in the Taurus-Littrow region on 11 December and left on 13 December. Cernan was the last man to stand on the Moon's surface. Apollo 17 returned to Earth on 19 December 1972 - the end of manned Lunar exploration for the time being