Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg c. 1395 – February blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. His invention of mechanical movable type printing is the most important invention of the modern period.
NASA engineer Ernie Wright looks on as the first six flight ready James Webb Space Telescope’s primary mirror segments are prepped to begin final cryogenic testing at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Photo by David Higginbotham.
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A rose made of galaxies *This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)