#OTD 20 years ago, Hubble captured this #HubbleClassic image showing the eerie, wispy tendrils of an interstellar cloud being destroyed by the star Merope, one of the brightest members in the Pleiades cluster (also known as the "Seven Sisters"). In this image, Merope itself is just outside the frame to the upper right. The colorful rays of light at the upper right, pointing back to the star, are an optical phenomenon produced within the telescope. However, the remarkable parallel wisps extending from lower left to upper right are real features, revealed for the first time through Hubble's high-resolution imaging capability.
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Credit: NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Acknowledgment: George Herbig and Theodore Simon (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
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#OTD 9/20/1971 President Nixon President and the FIRST Latina Treasurer of the U.S. Romana Acosta Bañuelos. A remarkable woman and trailblazer, Ms. Acosta Bañuelos was President Nixon's personal choice for the job having distinguished herself by building a multi-million dollar business, Ramona's Mexican Food Products, Inc, and being a founding members of the Pan-American National Bank. #latinxheritagemonth🔸
On 20 September 1940, German fighter ace Werner Mölders scores his 39th and 40th aerial victories over Folkestone, Southern England, making him the highest scoring ace of the war yet. Born in 1913, he joined the infantry in the early 30s, before requesting to be transferred to the newly formed Luftwaffe in 1934. His first request was denied as he was declared unfit for flying, but after his second request his wish was granted. He flew with the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War, where he achieved 14 victories and laid the groundworks of the ‘Finger-Four’ flying formation, designed to improve the pilot’s situational awareness.
During the Battle of France, he earned the Knight’s Cross for reaching his 20th victory of the war, although he was shot down soon afterwards and taken prisoner. After the fall of France, he was released and returned to lead his squadron, who had given him the nickname ‘Vati’, meaning ‘Daddy’. During the Battle of Britain, he continued to rake up victories and finally reached the number of 40 today, making him one of the, if not the, most successful aces of the war so far. Monday, he will be awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight’s Cross by Hitler himself.
Photo: Flying aces Werner Mölders (left) and Arthur Laumann, September 1940.
Source: Bundesarchiv Bild 183-L14164, CC BY-SA 3.0