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[Frontispiece (portrait) of Robert May and title page from his book, The Accomplisht Cook, or the Art and Mystery of Cookery]

[Frontispiece (portrait) of Robert May and title page from his book, T...

Illus. in: Robert May, The Accomplisht Cook, or, The art and mystery of cookery. London, 1678, frontis. Reference copy may be in LCQJ, Spring 1981, p. 88. This record contains unverified, old data from caption ... more

portrait from "Ecclesiastical Gallantry: or the Mystery Unravelled, a tale, [in verse.] Dedicated to his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, without permission"

portrait from "Ecclesiastical Gallantry: or the Mystery Unravelled, a ...

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "Ecclesiastical Gallantry: or the Mystery Unravelled, a tale, [in verse.] Dedicated to his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, without permission". The title and ... more

Mystery of Babylon

Mystery of Babylon

An anti-religious satire attacking most of the major denominations of the nineteenth century, including Catholics, Episcopalians, Calvinists, Universalists, Methodists, Baptists, and Quakers. The artist parodi... more

people from "The Bridal Ring; or, the Maiden's sacrifice. A domestic romance ... By the author of “Love and Mystery,” [i.e. T. P. Prest.] etc"

people from "The Bridal Ring; or, the Maiden's sacrifice. A domestic r...

This image has been taken from scan 000123 from "The Bridal Ring; or, the Maiden's sacrifice. A domestic romance ... By the author of “Love and Mystery,” [i.e. T. P. Prest.] etc". The title and subject terms of... more

People from "The Serpent on the Hearth: a mystery of the new Divorce Court. Illustrated"

People from "The Serpent on the Hearth: a mystery of the new Divorce C...

This image has been taken from scan 000217 from "The Serpent on the Hearth: a mystery of the new Divorce Court. Illustrated". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by ... more

People from "The Serpent on the Hearth: a mystery of the new Divorce Court. Illustrated"

People from "The Serpent on the Hearth: a mystery of the new Divorce C...

This image has been taken from scan 000193 from "The Serpent on the Hearth: a mystery of the new Divorce Court. Illustrated". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by ... more

People from "The Serpent on the Hearth: a mystery of the new Divorce Court. Illustrated"

People from "The Serpent on the Hearth: a mystery of the new Divorce C...

This image has been taken from scan 000047 from "The Serpent on the Hearth: a mystery of the new Divorce Court. Illustrated". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by ... more

Mystery
[Page of text containing poem "Cato's Song" and three articles: "The Romance of Augusta Murray, Virginia and Italy, 1774-1792", "Poached oysters", and "The mystery of snake charming"]

[Page of text containing poem "Cato's Song" and three articles: "The R...

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 28, no. 1419 (1884 March 1), p. 138.

map from "The Floating Island in Derwentwater, its history & mystery, with notes of other dissimilar islands"

map from "The Floating Island in Derwentwater, its history & mystery, ...

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "The Floating Island in Derwentwater, its history & mystery, with notes of other dissimilar islands". The title and subject terms of this image have been generate... more

she_stood_up_how_pretty_she_was_looking_on_her_work from "[The Wyvern Mystery. A novel.]"

she_stood_up_how_pretty_she_was_looking_on_her_work from "[The Wyvern ...

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "[The Wyvern Mystery. A novel.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flickr photostream.

dragon from "A Mystery of Sixty Centuries; or, a Modern St. George and the Dragon. [A romance.] Written, printed, illustrated and published by S. P. Widnall"

dragon from "A Mystery of Sixty Centuries; or, a Modern St. George and...

This image has been taken from scan 000006 from "A Mystery of Sixty Centuries; or, a Modern St. George and the Dragon. [A romance.] Written, printed, illustrated and published by S. P. Widnall". The title and s... more

cover from "A Brighton Mystery; or, the Disappearance of Captain Jarvice"

cover from "A Brighton Mystery; or, the Disappearance of Captain Jarvi...

This image has been taken from scan 000007 from "A Brighton Mystery; or, the Disappearance of Captain Jarvice". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the B... more

manuscript from "The Sphinx-like Head: a tale of mystery"

manuscript from "The Sphinx-like Head: a tale of mystery"

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "The Sphinx-like Head: a tale of mystery". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's flic... more

Bowman the Wizard in his new marvelous entertainment of magic, mirth, mystery

Bowman the Wizard in his new marvelous entertainment of magic, mirth, ...

At head of title: Bodie, Fri. ev'g July 30, in a large 4-pole tent in the principal part of town. Created by Sterett Show Printing Co., San Francisco. Performance includes: Our cabinet of wonders; the Original ... more

The mystery explained / Keppler.

The mystery explained / Keppler.

Print shows Speaker of the House, Thomas B. Reed, as a watchdog asleep at his desk on papers labeled "Dingley Tariff Section 22" while a scoundrel labeled "Railroad Lobby" inserts an "Amendment to Section 22 of... more

Bowman the Wizard in his new marvelous entertainment of magic, mirth, mystery

Bowman the Wizard in his new marvelous entertainment of magic, mirth, ...

At head of title: Bodie, Fri. ev'g July 30, in a large 4-pole tent in the principal part of town. Created by Sterett Show Printing Co., San Francisco. Performance includes: Our cabinet of wonders; the Original ... more

Mason Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon

Mason Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon

Originally thought that this could be France, but now identified thanks to PiersSC!..Estimated early 1900s.

The great Kara, the mystery man from India and his $50,000 production of Oriental-splendor supported by a company of select entertainers.

The great Kara, the mystery man from India and his $50,000 production ...

"Presenting "A night in the Orient" : songs and dances of the Far East ...." At head of title: Ohio Theatre, 2 weeks starting Sun., Aug. 19." Created by "Scott's Printery, Marion, Indiana." Transferred from; LC... more

Prayer to the mystery

Prayer to the mystery

Oglala Sioux man, Picket Pin, wearing breechcloth, holding pipe with mouthpiece pointing skyward, buffalo skull at his feet. H104319 U.S. Copyright Office. Curtis no. 2506-07. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Co... more

Prayer to the Great Mystery, (Slow Bull)

Prayer to the Great Mystery, (Slow Bull)

Slow Bull, squatting, wearing breechcloth, holding pipe with mouthpiece pointing skyward, buffalo skull at his feet. H104320 U.S. Copyright Office. Curtis no. 2507-07. Forms part of: Edward S. Curtis Collection... more

The mystery of the mistletoe / Will Crawford.

The mystery of the mistletoe / Will Crawford.

Illustration shows a beautiful young Native woman standing beneath a sprig of mistletoe at a colonial Christmas party, several men in attendance appear eager to kiss her. Title from item. Illus. in: Puck, v. 68... more

The vanished meal; or, the mystery of the bankers' lunch club / L.M. Glackens.

The vanished meal; or, the mystery of the bankers' lunch club / L.M. G...

Illustration shows three steel workers sitting on a girder eating the lunch that they pilfered from a table through an open window in a bankers' club room adjacent to the building they are constructing. Title f... more

Margaret Horton, Dr. Waite's Plaza companion, "Mystery Woman" in Peck poison case

Margaret Horton, Dr. Waite's Plaza companion, "Mystery Woman" in Peck ...

On verso: "Wife of Harry Mack Horton." On verso: "Mrs. Harry Horton who studied music and languages with Dr. Arthur Warren Waite in a "studio" in the Hotel Plaza. Mrs. Horton has already acheived some distincti... more

The destruction of a U-boat by a Q-boat. A British mystery ship, H.M.S. PRIZE, held up by a German submarine: the "panic party" putting off in a boat

The destruction of a U-boat by a Q-boat. A British mystery ship, H.M.S...

Halftone repro. of drawing by Charles Pears. Illus. in: The Illustrated London News, v. 153, 1918 Dec. 14, p. 794. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Footfalls

Footfalls

Motion picture poster for "Footfalls" shows six pairs of feet walking down the side of the main title with the silhouette of a man in the background; bottom image shows view of a city. Title from item. No. 2323... more

Facing the mystery. The last photographs of John Burroughs

Facing the mystery. The last photographs of John Burroughs

John Burroughs, half-length portrait, facing slightly right. J249940 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Charles F. Lummis.

The Norman Film M'F'G Co. presents "the crimson skull" Baffling western mystery photoplay / / Ritchey Lith. Corp. N.Y.

The Norman Film M'F'G Co. presents "the crimson skull" Baffling wester...

Three panel motion picture poster for "The Crimson Skull" showing, in the top panel, a woman resisting the embrace of a man attempting to kiss her; in the middle panel appear the title and credits along with bu... more

[I opened the mosquito curtains, Millicent explained : he was lying on his back ...]

[I opened the mosquito curtains, Millicent explained : he was lying on...

(DLC/PP-1934:0056). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Before the Party" by W. Somerset Maugham, Hearst's International, 43:19 (Jan. 1923).

It was like witnessing the parting of the curtains upon a solemn mystery

It was like witnessing the parting of the curtains upon a solemn myste...

(DLC/PP-1939:0060). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Wild Money" by Freeman Tilden, Ladies home Journal, 43:38 (Nov. 1926).

On the stage - in person, Hardeen, brother of Houdini handcuffs and jails will not hold him : the greatest mystery show of all times.  Mentalist supreme, Princess Yvonne, the mystery girl.

On the stage - in person, Hardeen, brother of Houdini handcuffs and ja...

At head of title: Lyric Theatre, Beckley, Wed. & Thur., Jan. 29-30." Created by "Triangle Poster Printing Co., Phila." Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic... more

From headquarters

From headquarters

Motion picture poster for "From headquarters" shows George Brent pointing a gun through a partially opened door; George Brent with arm around waist of Margaret Lindsay.

C.E. Reynolds "Mystery of broadwalk asylum"

C.E. Reynolds "Mystery of broadwalk asylum"

Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "Mystery of Broadwalk Asylum" at the Hollywood Playhouse, Vine at Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library o... more

The Federal Theatre Div. of W.P.A. presents "Ten minute alibi" [by] Anthony Armstrong A startling mystery in 3 acts.

The Federal Theatre Div. of W.P.A. presents "Ten minute alibi" [by] An...

Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "Ten minute alibi" at the Waterloo Theater, showing stylized clock. Date stamped on verso: Jul 8 1937. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library ... more

"Mystery of broadwalk asylum" by C.E. Reynolds

"Mystery of broadwalk asylum" by C.E. Reynolds

Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "Mystery of Broadwalk Asylum" at the Hollywood Playhouse. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress). Opens June 29; mystery thrills chills.

Federal Theatre Project presents "I want a policeman" A gripping mystery drama by Rufus King & Milton Lazarus.

Federal Theatre Project presents "I want a policeman" A gripping myste...

Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "I Want a Policeman" at the Mt. Park Casino, Holyoke, Mass., showing the face and hand of a man holding a gun. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (... more

Mystery' employee appears before S.E.C. Washington, D.C., May 24. Ben Greay, so-called 'mystery' employee of the Associated Gas and Electric Co., pictured as he arrived at the Securities and Exchange Commission today for questioning. Grey, who was on the utility's payroll at $5,000 a month for 11 months, told the S.E.C. that the White House made an appointment for him to see Frank R. McNinch, then head of the Federal Power Commission. He would not say who at the White House arranged the appointment but did not admit that he spent an hour with McNinch and told him that Associated Gas and Electric Co. would be willing to spend as much as $150,000,000 for new construction if tax liens would be lifted temporarily so the company could refund certain securities. He testified he also met with Ben Cohen and with late Herman Oliphant, Treasury Counsel. He said Secretary of Treasury Morgenthau refused him an interview

Mystery' employee appears before S.E.C. Washington, D.C., May 24. Ben ...

Title from unverified caption data received with the Harris & Ewing Collection. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pn... more

Martian Mystery: Do Some Materials Flow Uphill?

Martian Mystery: Do Some Materials Flow Uphill?

Martian Mystery: Do Some Materials Flow Uphill? NASA/JPL/MSSS

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #1:<br .>Republic of Fiji

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #1:<br .>Republic of Fiji

The pictured archipelago is the Republic of Fiji. This image from NASA Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #1. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #2:<br .>Lake Constance, Europe

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #2:<br .>Lake Constance, Eu...

Lake Constance, bordered by Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. This image from NASA Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #2. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #3:<br .>Lofoten Islands, Norway

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #3:<br .>Lofoten Islands, N...

Lofoten Islands, Norway. Norway is deeply indented by fjords, rises precipitously to high plateaus, and is united with the ocean by numerous islands. This image from NASA Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Q... more

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #4:<br .>Mali, Africa

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #4:<br .>Mali, Africa

The third largest river in Africa, the Niger, forms an inland delta in central Mali. This image is from NASA Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #3. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #5:<br .>Galapagos Islands

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #5:<br .>Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos, situated in the Pacific Ocean roughly 1000 kilometers west of mainland Ecuador. This image from NASA Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #4. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #6:<br .>Lagoa dos Patos

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #6:<br .>Lagoa dos Patos

The Lagoa dos Patos, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, translates to the Duck Lagoon. This image from NASA Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #5. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #7:<br .>Torey Lakes, Central Asia

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #7:<br .>Torey Lakes, Centr...

This region of central Asia is situated at the juncture of Mongolia, China and Russia. This image from NASA Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #7. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #8:<br .>Yarlung Tsangpo River, China

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #8:<br .>Yarlung Tsangpo Ri...

The mighty river featured in this image is called the Yarlung Tsangpo in China, and is then known as the Dikrong during its passage through India state of Arunachal Pradesh. This image from NASA Terra satellite... more

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9:<br .>Bouvet Island, Norway

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9:<br .>Bouvet Island, Nor...

This island is Bouvet Island or Bouvetøya and is a territory of Norway. This image from NASA Terra satellite is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #9. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #10:<br .>Pulau Kimaam, West Papua

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #10:<br .>Pulau Kimaam, Wes...

Pulau Kimaam, Pulau Dolok, Pulau Yos Sudarso, and Frederik Hendrik Island are all names used to refer to this island, which is part of the Indonesian province of West Papua. This image from NASA Terra satellite... more

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #11:<br .>Queensland, Australia

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #11:<br .>Queensland, Austr...

Queensland, Australia. This image, acquired on November 19, 2001 from NASA Terra satellite, is MISR Mystery Image Quiz #11. NASA/JPL

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #12:<br .>Border between Russia and Finland

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #12:<br .>Border between Ru...

The border between Russia and Finland is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #12 captured by NASA Terra spacecraft. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #13: Western Uzbekistan and Northeastern Turkmenistan

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #13: Western Uzbekistan and...

Acquired by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer instrument aboard NASA Terra spacecraft, this image is from the MISR Where on Earth...? Mystery Quiz #13. The location is Western Uzbekistan and Northeaster... more

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #14:<br .>Anatahan Island

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #14:<br .>Anatahan Island

Anatahan Island is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #14 captured by NASA Terra spacecraft. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #15: Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #15: Kamchatka Peninsula, R...

Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #15 captured by NASA Terra spacecraft. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz 16:<br .>Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz 16:<br .>Maldives in the In...

Maldives in the Indian Ocean and Tuamotu, French Polynesia is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #16 captured by NASA Terra spacecraft. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.

The Mystery Soil

The Mystery Soil

The Mystery Soil NASA/JPL/Cornell

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #17:<br .>The Pampas of Argentina

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #17:<br .>The Pampas of Arg...

The Pampas of Argentina is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #17 captured by NASA Terra spacecraft. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team.

Mars Rock Formation Poses Mystery

Mars Rock Formation Poses Mystery

Mars Rock Formation Poses Mystery NASA/JPL/Cornell/US Geological Survey

Mars Rock Formation Poses Mystery-2

Mars Rock Formation Poses Mystery-2

Mars Rock Formation Poses Mystery-2 NASA/JPL/Cornell/US Geological Survey

The Mystery of the Sparkling Spheres

The Mystery of the Sparkling Spheres

The Mystery of the Sparkling Spheres NASA/JPL/USGS

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #18:<br .>Normandy, Poitou, Bourgogne Regions, France

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #18:<br .>Normandy, Poitou,...

Normandy, Poitou, Bourgogne Regions, France is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #18 captured by NASA Terra spacecraft. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

The Razorback Mystery

The Razorback Mystery

The Razorback Mystery NASA/JPL/Cornell

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #19: The Black Sea

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #19: The Black Sea

The Black Sea is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #19 captured by NASA Terra spacecraft. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz # 20:<br .>Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz # 20:<br .>Zambia, the Demo...

Zambia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe are shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #20 captured by NASA Terra spacecraft. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #21:<br .>ACTINAE

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #21:<br .>ACTINAE

Actinae, or radial symmetry, is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #21 captured by NASA Terra spacecraft. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #22: Ganges Plain

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #22: Ganges Plain

The Ganges Plain is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #22 captured by NASA Terra spacecraft. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

The Clump/Moon Mystery

The Clump/Moon Mystery

The Clump/Moon Mystery NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #23: Oregon, California

Where on Earth...? MISR Mystery Image Quiz #23: Oregon, California

Oregon, California is shown in this MISR Mystery Quiz #23 captured by NASA Terra spacecraft. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., workers install bolt cutters on one of the THEMIS probes.  The cutters will separate each probe from the payload carrier.  The probes will undergo weeks of testing and launch preparations. This includes a functional performance test to verify the state of health of each of the five probes and pressurization and leak checks of the reaction control systems.  THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2805

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusv...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., workers install bolt cutters on one of the THEMIS probes. The cutters will separate each probe from the payload carrier. The p... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a worker installs bolt cutters on one of the THEMIS probes. The cutters will separate each probe from the payload carrier.  The probes will undergo weeks of testing and launch preparations. This includes a functional performance test to verify the state of health of each of the five probes and pressurization and leak checks of the reaction control systems.  THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2801

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusv...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a worker installs bolt cutters on one of the THEMIS probes. The cutters will separate each probe from the payload carrier. The ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a solar array on one of the THEMIS probes undergoes a light test. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2810

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusvi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a solar array on one of the THEMIS probes undergoes a light test. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., workers maneuver one of the THEMIS probes before installing bolt cutters that will separate each probe from the payload carrier.  The probes will undergo weeks of testing and launch preparations. This includes a functional performance test to verify the state of health of each of the five probes and pressurization and leak checks of the reaction control systems.  THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2802

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusv...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., workers maneuver one of the THEMIS probes before installing bolt cutters that will separate each probe from the payload carrier.... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a technician works on the solar array of a THEMIS probe in preparation for a light test.  THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2806

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusv...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a technician works on the solar array of a THEMIS probe in preparation for a light test. THEMIS consists of five identical prob... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., technicians work on the solar array of a THEMIS probe in preparation for a light test. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2807

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusv...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., technicians work on the solar array of a THEMIS probe in preparation for a light test. THEMIS consists of five identical probes,... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., workers prepare one of the THEMIS probes for installation of bolt cutters that will separate each probe from the payload carrier.  The probes will undergo weeks of testing and launch preparations. This includes a functional performance test to verify the state of health of each of the five probes and pressurization and leak checks of the reaction control systems.  THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2800

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusv...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., workers prepare one of the THEMIS probes for installation of bolt cutters that will separate each probe from the payload carrier... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., workers install bolt cutters on one of the THEMIS probes.  The cutters will separate each probe from the payload carrier. The probes will undergo weeks of testing and launch preparations. This includes a functional performance test to verify the state of health of each of the five probes and pressurization and leak checks of the reaction control systems.  THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2804

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusv...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., workers install bolt cutters on one of the THEMIS probes. The cutters will separate each probe from the payload carrier. The pr... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a light test on the solar arrays are complete on this probe of the THEMIS spacecraft. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2811

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusvi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a light test on the solar arrays are complete on this probe of the THEMIS spacecraft. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, t... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., the five probes of the THEMIS spacecraft remain under cover.  The probes will undergo weeks of testing and launch preparations. This includes a functional performance test to verify the state of health of each of the five probes, installation of bolt cutters that will separate each probe from the payload carrier, and pressurization and leak checks of the reaction control systems.  THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2799

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusv...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., the five probes of the THEMIS spacecraft remain under cover. The probes will undergo weeks of testing and launch preparations. ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a solar array on one of the THEMIS probes undergoes a light test.  THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2808

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusv...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a solar array on one of the THEMIS probes undergoes a light test. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., workers maneuver one of the THEMIS probes before installing bolt cutters that will separate each probe from the payload carrier. The probes will undergo weeks of testing and launch preparations. This includes a functional performance test to verify the state of health of each of the five probes and pressurization and leak checks of the reaction control systems.  THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2803

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusv...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., workers maneuver one of the THEMIS probes before installing bolt cutters that will separate each probe from the payload carrier.... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a technician arranges a light for a test on a solar array on one of the THEMIS probes. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-06pd2809

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusvi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a technician arranges a light for a test on a solar array on one of the THEMIS probes. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- One of the five THEMIS probes arrives at the hazardous processing facility after leaving Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla.  At the facility, the probes will be placed on a stand in preparation for fueling operations. Once fueling is complete, each probe will be weighed and individually mated to the payload carrier before pyrotechnics are installed. The fully integrated THEMIS payload is then ready for spin-balance testing and weighing. The final milestone is mating THEMIS to its upper stage booster. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS will be transported to Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on February 1 for mating to the Delta II rocket.  Launch is scheduled for Feb. 15.  Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-06pd2818

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- One of the five THEMIS probes arrives at...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- One of the five THEMIS probes arrives at the hazardous processing facility after leaving Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla. At the facility, the probes will be placed ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- One of the five THEMIS probes is being transported from Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., to the hazardous processing facility. There the probes will be placed on a stand in preparation for fueling operations. Once fueling is complete, each probe will be weighed and individually mated to the payload carrier before pyrotechnics are installed. The fully integrated THEMIS payload is then ready for spin-balance testing and weighing. The final milestone is mating THEMIS to its upper stage booster. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS will be transported to Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on February 1 for mating to the Delta II rocket.  Launch is scheduled for Feb. 15.  Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-06pd2817

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- One of the five THEMIS probes is being t...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- One of the five THEMIS probes is being transported from Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., to the hazardous processing facility. There the probes will be placed on a s... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., one of the five THEMIS probes is moved out of the facility and will be transported to the hazardous processing facility.  There the probes will be placed on a stand in preparation for fueling operations.  Once fueling is complete, each probe will be weighed and individually mated to the payload carrier before pyrotechnics are installed. The fully integrated THEMIS payload is then ready for spin-balance testing and weighing. The final milestone is mating THEMIS to its upper stage booster. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS will be transported to Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on February 1 for mating to the Delta II rocket.  Launch is scheduled for Feb. 15.  Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-06pd2816

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusvi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., one of the five THEMIS probes is moved out of the facility and will be transported to the hazardous processing facility. There t... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., technicians release the overhead crane from the shipping container placed around one of the five THEMIS probes for its move to the hazardous processing facility.  There the probes will be placed on a stand in preparation for fueling operations.  Once fueling is complete, each probe will be weighed and individually mated to the payload carrier before pyrotechnics are installed. The fully integrated THEMIS payload is then ready for spin-balance testing and weighing. The final milestone is mating THEMIS to its upper stage booster. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS will be transported to Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on February 1 for mating to the Delta II rocket.  Launch is scheduled for Feb. 15.  Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-06pd2815

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusvi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., technicians release the overhead crane from the shipping container placed around one of the five THEMIS probes for its move to th... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., technicians are preparing one of five THEMIS probes to be secured inside a shipping container (behind it).  The probes are being moved to the hazardous processing facility where they will be placed on a stand in preparation for fueling operations. Once fueling is complete, each probe will be weighed and individually mated to the payload carrier before pyrotechnics are installed. The fully integrated THEMIS payload is then ready for spin-balance testing and weighing. The final milestone is mating THEMIS to its upper stage booster. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS will be transported to Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on February 1 for mating to the Delta II rocket.  Launch is scheduled for Feb. 15.  Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-06pd2812

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusvi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., technicians are preparing one of five THEMIS probes to be secured inside a shipping container (behind it). The probes are being ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., technicians help lower a shipping container over one of the five THEMIS probes for its move to the hazardous processing facility.  There it will be placed on a stand in preparation for fueling operations.  Once fueling is complete, each probe will be weighed and individually mated to the payload carrier before pyrotechnics are installed. The fully integrated THEMIS payload is then ready for spin-balance testing and weighing. The final milestone is mating THEMIS to its upper stage booster. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS will be transported to Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on February 1 for mating to the Delta II rocket.  Launch is scheduled for Feb. 15.  Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-06pd2814

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusvi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., technicians help lower a shipping container over one of the five THEMIS probes for its move to the hazardous processing facility.... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., one of the five THEMIS probes is ready to be covered for its move to the hazardous processing facility. There it will be placed on a stand in preparation for fueling operations. Once fueling is complete, each probe will be weighed and individually mated to the payload carrier before pyrotechnics are installed. The fully integrated THEMIS payload is then ready for spin-balance testing and weighing. The final milestone is mating THEMIS to its upper stage booster. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. These lights are the visible manifestations of invisible energy releases, called geomagnetic substorms, in near-Earth space. THEMIS will not only seek to answer where and when substorms start, but will also provide clues as to how and why these space storms create havoc on satellites, terrestrial power grids, and communication systems.  THEMIS will be transported to Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on February 1 for mating to the Delta II rocket.  Launch is scheduled for Feb. 15.  Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-06pd2813

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusvi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., one of the five THEMIS probes is ready to be covered for its move to the hazardous processing facility. There it will be placed o... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --    At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a worker attaches a high pressure line on the THEMIS spacecraft in preparation for fueling, which is scheduled for Jan. 3-5. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-06pd2847

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a worker attaches a high pressure line on the THEMIS spacecraft in preparation for fueling, which is scheduled for Jan. 3-5. T... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a worker examines connections on the THEMIS spacecraft, which is expected to be fueled Jan. 3-5. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-06pd2850

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titus...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a worker examines connections on the THEMIS spacecraft, which is expected to be fueled Jan. 3-5. THEMIS consists of five identi... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --    At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a worker attaches a high pressure line on the THEMIS spacecraft in preparation for fueling, which is scheduled for Jan. 3-5. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-06pd2848

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titu...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a worker attaches a high pressure line on the THEMIS spacecraft in preparation for fueling, which is scheduled for Jan. 3-5. T... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a  worker prepares one of the THEMIS probes for electrical system checkout. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the largest number of scientific satellites ever launched into orbit aboard a single rocket. This unique constellation of satellites will resolve the tantalizing mystery of what causes the spectacular sudden brightening of the aurora borealis and aurora australis - the fiery skies over the Earth's northern and southern polar regions. THEMIS is scheduled to launch Feb. 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo credit: NASA/George Shelton KSC-06pd2846

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titus...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla., a worker prepares one of the THEMIS probes for electrical system checkout. THEMIS consists of five identical probes, the large... more