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Images Dated 31st January 2003

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Choose from 28 pictures in our Images Dated 31st January 2003 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Red handfish Featured 31 Jan 2003 Print

Red handfish

Red handfish (Brachionichthys politus) on the sea floor. This fish is found in shallow reef habitats off the coast of Tasmania and in limited areas of the south-west Pacific. It moves along the bottom by "walking" on its hand-like pectoral fins (red, lower centre). Photographed off south-east Tasmania


First manned balloon Featured 31 Jan 2003 Print

First manned balloon

First manned balloon. Coloured historical artwork of preparations for the first manned ascent in a hot air balloon. The balloon was designed by the French Montgolfier brothers. Aboard were Jean Francis Pilatre de Rozier and Francois Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes. It took off from the Chateau de la Muette, Paris, France, on 21 November 1783. It flew for 25 minutes, landing 9 kilometres away, near the city centre. The balloon was lifted by hot air from an on-board stove burning wool and straw. The flight had been preceded by unmanned and animal-carrying balloon flights earlier in the year

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