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PLANETARIUM TO DISPLAY DRAMATIC PHOTOS OF SPACE

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Select a hundred or so of the most dramatic and unusual photos taken either from or of space during the past 20 to 30 years, add color with computer enhancement techniques, enlarge the images, frame the blow-ups and gather them into a collection. What do you have? A traveling exhibition called "Horizons in Space: A Photographic Adventure," which will be on display at the Hansen Planetarium through Dec. 1.

The collection, on loan from NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, presents breathtaking images spanning almost 30 years of space flights: manned and unmanned explorations called Pioneer, Mariner, Voyager, Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Discovery. The photos capture different facets of the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and our own Earth.Included with the exhibit are some of the cameras used to take the space photos.

The photos are on display during normal operating hours at the planetarium. There is no charge to view the exhibit.