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Day: May 10, 2017

The ‘Atoms for Peace galaxy | NGC 7252

The ‘Atoms for Peace galaxy | NGC 7252

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The 'Atoms for Peace galaxy NGC 7252 The NASA/ESA  Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the inner parts of the distant galaxy NGC 7252. peace galaxy | NGC 7252 is Only rarely does an astronomical object have a political association. However, the spiral galaxy NGC 7252 acquired exactly that when it was given an unusual nickname. In December 1953, the US President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a speech advocating the use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes. This “Atoms for Peace” speech was significant for the scientific community, as it brought nuclear research into the public domain, and NGC 7252, which has a superficial resemblance to an atomic nucleus surrounded by the loops of electronic orbits, was dubbed the Atoms for Peace galaxy in honour of this. These
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