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Mariner 6 and 7 spacecraft
Society: ACSMain Category: ChemicalSub Category: Lasers & ElectroopticsEra: 1960sDateCreated: 1969University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyState: CACountry: USAWebsite: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/mars-infrared-spectrometer.htmlCreator: Pimentel, George, Herr, Kenneth

As much as we know today about the planets of the solar system, it’s almost incomprehensible that a mere 50 years ago we knew almost nothing about them. Observations of even Mars and Venus, Earth’s closest planetary neighbors, through Earth-based telescopes had provided only the most rudimentary information on their physical characteristics and essentially no information on the chemical properties of the planets and their atmospheres.

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Image Caption: Mariner 6 and 7
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalEra: 2000-presentDateCreated: 2011Viale delle Scienze, 8PalermoZip: 90128Country: ItalyWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/engineering-history/landmarks/264-collection-engines-museum-engines-mechanisms, https://www.asme.org/wwwasmeorg/media/ResourceFiles/AboutASME/Who%20We%20Are/Engineering%20History/Landmarks/Brochure-Museum-of-Engines-and-Mechanisms-Unipa-ASME-Landmark.pdf, http://www.museomotori.unipa.it/index.php?lang=en

With over 300 specimens, the Museum of Engines and Mechanisms of the University of Palermo collectively narrates the evolution of engine technology. This collection of engines, from water-powered devices, through the era of steam and reciprocating engines, to jet turbines, includes engines that once served to power pumps, factories, automobiles, airplanes, and ships.

 

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Image Caption: FIAT G.59 4B trainer aircraft equipped with a Rolls Royce Merlin 500-20 engine, 1950
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