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Farm-fresh content: This month: A FACBot upgrade, a completed list of lists.


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Landscape Arch by Der Wolf im Wald is one of this month's featured pictures.

This Signpost "Featured content" report covers material promoted in August. Quotes are generally from the articles, but may be abridged or simplified for length.

Well, here we are in September. Well, you are, anyway. I always do these things ridiculously far in advance because I panic if I wait until the last minute. Or, apparently, for the issue before this one to be out. I just like the feeling of knowing that everything's in hand and I can just take it easy. Anyway, this is the first Featured Content report to benefit from an upgrade to FACBot: see, Wikipedia has a central archive for featured content promotions, Goings-on, a series of weekly pages that go back to 2004, with a new page created every Sunday. Unfortunately, if something was promoted late on a Saturday, but the new Goings-on page was created before the bot ran, it used to just throw an error and ignore the content, and it might end up left out of the Signpost, as nearly happened with three lists last month. It would have affected six lists this month, but thanks to the update, it instead put them into the Goings-on page for August 14th, and then deleted my talk page six times in a row while trying to tell me about the issue.

Luckily, this month my talk page also benefits from a second upgrade to FACBot where it doesn't do that last thing anymore.

Featured articles

Twenty-eight featured articles were promoted this period.

Sally Ride, nominated by Hawkeye7 and Askeuhd
Sally Kristen Ride was the first American female astronaut, first astronaut known to have been LGBT, and later a professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego and director of Cal Space. She was selected as a mission specialist astronaut with NASA Astronaut Group 8, the first class of NASA astronauts to include women. After completing her training in 1979, she served as the ground-based capsule communicator (CapCom) for the second and third Space Shuttle flights, and helped develop the Space Shuttle's robotic arm. She spent a total of more than 343 hours in space.
A.C. Monza, nominated by Nehme1499
Associazione Calcio Monza is a professional football club that is based in Monza, Lombardy, Italy. The team plays in the Serie A, the first tier of Italian football, following promotion in the 2021–22 Serie B season.
Back to the Future, nominated by Darkwarriorblake
Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Set in 1985, the story follows Marty McFly (Fox), a teenager accidentally sent back to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean automobile built by his eccentric scientist friend Emmett "Doc" Brown (Lloyd).
Toa Payoh MRT station, nominated by ZKang123
Toa Payoh MRT station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South line (NSL) in Toa Payoh, Singapore.
Rachel Dyer, nominated by Dugan Murphy
Rachel Dyer: A North American Story is a Gothic historical novel by American writer John Neal. Published in 1828 in Maine, it is the first bound novel about the Salem witch trials. Though it garnered little critical notice in its day, it influenced works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Walt Whitman.
Angel Locsin, nominated by Pseud 14
Angelica Locsin Colmenares (born April 23, 1985) is a Filipino actress and humanitarian, known for her dramatic roles and portrayals of heroines and mythological characters in film and television.
Betsy Bakker-Nort, nominated by Edwininlondon
Bertha "Betsy" Bakker-Nort (8 May 1874 – 23 May 1946) was a Dutch feminist, lawyer, and politician. At age 34, Bakker-Nort started studying law at the University of Groningen, after realising that the fight for women's rights required a thorough understanding of the law. In the 1922 general election, the first in which women were allowed to vote, she was elected to parliament and became the VDB's first female representative. She was re-elected four times and, during her time in the chamber, mainly argued the case for more women's rights with respect to marriage law and labour law.
Artist's conception of the extinct Kelenken guillermoi
Kelenken, nominated by FunkMonk
Kelenken is a genus of phorusrhacid ("terror bird"), an extinct group of large, predatory birds, which lived in what is now Argentina in the middle Miocene, about 15 million years ago. The only known specimen was discovered by high school student Guillermo Aguirre-Zabala in Comallo, in the region of Patagonia, and was made the holotype of the new genus and species Kelenken guillermoi in 2007.
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, nominated by Epicgenius
The Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House (originally the New York Custom House) is a former custom house, a government building, and a museum at 1 Bowling Green, near the southern end of Manhattan in New York City, United States. Designed by Cass Gilbert in the Beaux-Arts style, it was erected from 1902 to 1907 by the U.S. government as a headquarters for the Port of New York's duty collection operations.
Speak Now, nominated by Ippantekina
Speak Now is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on October 25, 2010, through Big Machine Records. Inspired by her transition from adolescence into adulthood, Speak Now is a loose concept album about love and heartbreak; a few songs are about her public image. Speak Now was nominated for Best Country Album, and its third single "Mean" won Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.
Anna Wilson (basketball), nominated by Therapyisgood
Anna Christine Wilson (born July 12, 1997) is an American former college basketball player for the Stanford Cardinal of the Pac-12 Conference. A guard, Wilson holds the team record for most games played over a career with 160, the fourth-most in the history of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). At the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship for Women, Wilson won a gold medal as a part of Team USA.
Apollo 10, nominated by Wehwalt and Tyrol5
Apollo 10 (May 18 – 26, 1969) was a human spaceflight, the fourth crewed mission in the United States Apollo program, and the second (after Apollo 8) to orbit the Moon. NASA described it as a "dress rehearsal" for the first Moon landing,[1] and designated it an "F" mission, intended to test all spacecraft components and procedures short of actual descent and landing. While NASA had considered attempting the first crewed lunar landing on Apollo 10, mission planners ultimately decided that it would be prudent to have a practice flight to hone the procedures and techniques.
2016 World Snooker Championship, nominated by Lee Vilenski
The 2016 World Snooker Championship was a professional snooker tournament that took place from 16 April to 2 May 2016 at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. After beating Robert Milkins 10–6, Sam Baird 13–11, Kyren Wilson 13–8, and Marco Fu 17–15, Selby defeated Ding Junhui 18–14 in the final to claim his second World title, having won the 2014 event previously.
Branford Steam Railroad, nominated by Trainsandotherthings
The Branford Steam Railroad (reporting mark BSRR) is 7.2-mile (11.6 km) standard-gauge industrial railroad that serves the Tilcon Connecticut stone quarry in North Branford, Connecticut, in the United States. It was founded in 1903 by Louis A. Fisk, a businessman from Branford, Connecticut, to transport passengers to a trotting park for horses, though passenger service soon ended in favour of freight. The company has hauled trap rock from the Totoket Mountain quarry in North Branford continuously since 1914. Its last steam locomotive was retired in 1960, leaving the company a steam railroad only in name, but name was retained to distinguish the company from the Branford Electric Railway, a museum dedicated to streetcars also located in Branford.
Donkey Kong Country, nominated by TheJoebro64 and Jaguar
Donkey Kong Country is a 1994 platform game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). It is a reboot of Nintendo's Donkey Kong franchise and follows the gorilla Donkey Kong and his nephew Diddy Kong as they set out to recover their stolen banana hoard from the crocodile King K. Rool and his army, the Kremlings. It was one of the first home console games to feature pre-rendered graphics, achieved through a compression technique that allowed Rare to convert 3D models into SNES sprites with little loss of detail. Donkey Kong Country re-established Donkey Kong as a popular Nintendo franchise and is credited for helping Nintendo win the console war of the 1990s and maintaining the SNES's popularity into the fifth generation of video game consoles.
BTS, nominated by ErnestKrause, Wehwalt, and Btspurplegalaxy
BTS (Korean방탄소년단; RRBangtan Sonyeondan) is a South Korean boy band formed in 2010 and debuting in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. The septet—consisting of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook—co-writes and co-produces much of their own material. Originally a hip hop group, their musical style has evolved to incorporate a wide range of genres; their lyrics have often discussed mental health, the troubles of school-age youth and coming of age, loss, the journey towards self-love, and individualism. Their work also frequently references literature, philosophy and psychological concepts, and includes an alternate universe storyline.
1988–89 Gillingham F.C. season, nominated by ChrisTheDude
During the 1988–89 English football season, Gillingham F.C. competed in the Football League Third Division, the third tier of the English football league system. It was the 57th season in which Gillingham competed in the Football League, and the 39th since the club was voted back into the league in 1950. Gillingham began the season well, with two wins in the first three Third Division games, but then lost ten consecutive league games to slip close to the bottom of the league table. Gillingham finished the season 23rd out of 24 teams in the division and were relegated to the Fourth Division.
Offham Hill, nominated by Mike Christie
Offham Hill is a causewayed enclosure, near Lewes in East Sussex. Causewayed enclosures were built in England from shortly before 3700 BC until about 3300 BC; they are characterized by the full or partial enclosure of an area with ditches that are interrupted by gaps, or causeways. Their purpose is not known; they may have been settlements, meeting places, or ritual sites.
Title (album), nominated by MaranoFan and Lips Are Movin
Title is the debut major-label studio album by American singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor, released on January 9, 2015. Inspired by past relationships and her insecurities about body image, Trainor wrote songs she wished existed before she attended high school. The songs on the album explore themes such as female empowerment, self-respect, and self-awareness.
Eadwig, nominated by Dudley Miles
Eadwig (c. 940 – 1 October 959), was King of the English from 23 November 955 until his death. Eadwig and his brother Edgar were young children when their father was killed trying to rescue his seneschal from attack by an outlawed thief on 26 May 946. As Edmund's sons were too young to rule he was succeeded by his brother Eadred, who suffered from ill health and died unmarried in his early 30s. Eadwig became king in 955 aged about fifteen and was no more than twenty when he died in 959. He clashed at the beginning of his reign with Dunstan, the powerful Abbot of Glastonbury and future Archbishop of Canterbury, and exiled him to Flanders. He later came to be seen as an enemy of monasteries, but most historians think that this reputation is unfair. In 956 he issued over sixty charters transferring land, a yearly total unmatched by any other European king before the twelfth century, and this is seen by some historians as either an attempt to buy support or rewarding his favourites at the expense of the powerful old guard of the previous reign.
"Bad Romance", nominated by FrB.TG
"Bad Romance" is a song by American singer Lady Gaga from her third extended play (EP), The Fame Monster (2009). Following an illegal demo leak, Gaga premiered the song's final version during the finale of Alexander McQueen's 2010 Paris Fashion Week show in October 2009 and released it as the lead single from The Fame Monster later that month. Musically, it is an electropop and dance-pop song with a spoken bridge. Inspired by German house and techno, the song was developed as an experimental pop record. Lyrically, Gaga drew from the paranoia she experienced while on tour and wrote about her attraction to unhealthy romantic relationships.
Hrabri-class submarine, nominated by Peacemaker67
The Hrabri class consisted of two submarines built for the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes—Yugoslavia from 1929 on—by Vickers-Armstrong in the United Kingdom. Launched in 1927, the boats were named Hrabri (Brave) and Nebojša (Fearless). Their design was based on that of the British L-class submarine of World War I, and they were built using parts from L-class submarines that were never completed. The Hrabri-class were the first submarines to serve in the Royal Yugoslav Navy (KM), and after extensive sea trials and testing they sailed from the UK to the Adriatic coast of Yugoslavia, arriving in April 1928. They were armed with six bow-mounted 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes, two 102 mm (4 in) deck guns, one QF 2-pounder (40 mm (1.6 in)) L/39 anti-aircraft gun and two machine guns. Their maximum diving depth was restricted to 55 metres (180 ft) by Yugoslav naval regulations.
"I Need You" (Paris Hilton song), nominated by Aoba47
"I Need You" is a song recorded by American socialite Paris Hilton rekeased on February 14, 2018, though an earlier version leaked in 2010. . Michael Green produced the song and co-wrote it with Hilton and Simon Wilcox, based on 1950s music. It is a doo-wop and pop ballad that features holiday-related puns about love. Critics praised "I Need You", partially as a departure from Hilton's previous dance-oriented and EDM songs.
David (son of Heraclius), nominated by Iazyges and Haukurth
David' (Greek: Δαυίδ, born 7 November 630), was one of three co-emperors of Byzantium for a few months in late 641 (or until early 642), and had the regnal name Tiberius. After the death of Emperor Heraclius in February 641, when David was 10 years old, a power struggle ensued between different branches of the imperial family. As part of a compromise, David was raised to co-emperor, ruling with his brother Heraklonas and their nephew Constans II. All three emperors were children and the Empress Dowager Martina acted as regent, but was deeply unpopular due to her incestuous relationship with Heraclius and her unconventional habits. Her regime was deposed in a rebellion, probably by January 642. She and her sons were exiled to Rhodes and, in an early example of Byzantine political mutilation, Martina's tongue was cut out and the noses of her sons were cut off. There is no further historical record of Tiberius.
Corinna, nominated by Caeciliusinhorto
Corinna or Korinna (Ancient Greek: Κόριννα, romanizedKorinna) was an ancient Greek lyric poet from Tanagra in Boeotia, at an unknown time between the beginning of the fifth century to the late third century BC. Corinna's works survive only in fragments: three substantial sections of poems are preserved on second-century AD papyri from Egypt; several shorter pieces survive in quotations by ancient grammarians. They focus on local Boeotian legends, and are distinctive for their mythological innovations. Corinna's poetry often reworks well-known myths to include details not known from any other sources. Though respected in her hometown, Tanagra, and popular in ancient Rome, modern critics regard her as provincial and dull.
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56, nominated by Mathsci and Gerda Arendt
Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen (lit.'"I will gladly carry the cross-staff"'), BWV 56, is a church cantata composed by Johann Sebastian Bach for the 19th Sunday after Trinity. It was first performed in Leipzig on 27 October 1726. The composition is a solo cantata because, apart from the closing chorale, it requires only a single vocal soloist (a bass). The text was written by Christoph Birkmann, and describes, in the first person, a Christian willing to "carry the cross" as a follower of Jesus.
Rupert Downes, nominated by Hawkeye7
Major General Rupert Major Downes, CMG, KStJ, VD, FRACS (10 February 1885 – 5 March 1945) was an Australian soldier, surgeon and historian. He was commissioned as a captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps in 1908, and after the outbreak of the First World War he joined the First Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in 1914 as its youngest lieutenant colonel. He served in the Gallipoli campaign, and was appointed Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS) of the newly formed Anzac Mounted Division in 1916, which he combined with the post of ADMS AIF Egypt. In 1917, he became Deputy Director of Medical Services (DDMS) of the Desert Mounted Corps. After the war, he wrote articles on medical aspects of the Sinai and Palestine campaign, and the section on the campaign for the Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918. In 1934 Downes became Director General of Medical Services, the Australian Army's most senior medical officer, with the rank of major general. He oversaw the construction of major military hospitals in the capital cities. In 1944 he accepted a commission to edit the medical series volumes of the Official History of Australia in the War of 1939–1945 but he was killed in a plane crash in March 1945, before he could begin the work.

Featured pictures

Twenty-one featured pictures were promoted this period, including the images at the top and bottom of this article.

Featured topics

One featured topic was promoted this period, nominated by MaranoFan

10 articles
Title
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Title (EP)
"All About That Bass"
"Dear Future Husband"
"Like I'm Gonna Lose You"
"Title"
"Lips Are Movin"
"I'll Be Home"
That Bass Tour
MTrain Tour

Featured lists

Twenty-two featured lists were promoted this period.

Elephantulus rupestris in Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa – and List of macroscelids
List of macroscelids, nominated by PresN
Elephant shrews, "big noses", get it? Here are 20 subspecies for your perusal, and where they come from, all in Africa by the way.
GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Video Game, nominated by PanagiotisZois
The GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Video Game is an annual award that honors video games for excellence in the depiction of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) characters and themes. It is one of several categories of the annual GLAAD Media Awards, which are presented by GLAAD—an American non-governmental media monitoring organization founded in 1985—at ceremonies in New York City; Los Angeles; and San Francisco between March and June.
List of Los Angeles Chargers first-round draft picks, nominated by Harper J. Cole
The Los Angeles Chargers are an American football franchise who play in the National Football League (NFL). They began play in Los Angeles in 1960 as charter members of the American Football League (AFL), switched cities to San Diego the following season, and returned to Los Angeles in 2017. The AFL was formed as rivals to the established NFL, though the leagues would later merge, with all AFL teams including the Chargers officially joining the NFL in 1970.
List of songs recorded by Kyla, nominated by Pseud 14
Filipino singer Kyla has recorded material for nine studio albums and one extended play (EP). She has also collaborated with other artists on duets and featured songs on their respective albums. Known in the Philippines as "the Queen of R&B", her work has earned her several achievements, including a star on the Walk of Fame in the Philippines, and MTV Video Music Award, twelve Awit Awards, four MTV Philippines Music Award, and six MYX Music Awards. She was honored by the Philippines Society of Composers, Singers, and Publishers for her contributions to music as one of the first pioneers of R&B music in the country.
Frances McDormand on screen and stage, nominated by Cowlibob
Frances McDormand is an American actress and producer who made her film debut in the Coen brothers' neo-noir Blood Simple (1984) and also made her Broadway debut in the revival Awake and Sing! in the same year. McDormand received critical acclaim and won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of a pregnant Minnesotan police chief in the Coen brothers' black comedy Fargo. She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance as a single mother in Good People (2011). McDormand garnered critical acclaim and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for playing the title character of an abrasive schoolteacher in Olive Kitteridge (2014) which she also produced. McDormand won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and her second Best Actress Oscar for her role as a mother seeking justice in the Martin McDonagh-directed crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). For her performance as a vandwelling nomad in the Chloe Zhao-directed 2020 drama Nomadland she received her third Best Actress Oscar and second BAFTA for Best Actress. She also produced the film and received both the Academy Award for Best Picture and the BAFTA Award for Best Film.
List of Music Bank Chart winners (2021), nominated by EN-Jungwon, Ladidadida123, and Ïvana
The Music Bank Chart is a record chart established in 1998 on the South Korean KBS television music program Music Bank. Every week during its live broadcast, the show gives an award for the best-performing single on the South Korean chart. The chart includes digital performances on domestic online music services (65%), album sales (5%), number of times the single was broadcast on KBS TV (20%), and viewers' choice from online surveys (10%), a methodology that has been used since November 2020.
List of songs written by Marius Moga, nominated by Sebbirrrr
omanian singer, songwriter and producer Marius Moga has written songs for himself, his duo Morandi and for other singers such as Akcent, Andreea Bălan, Anna Lesko and Paula Seling in Romania, and Maroon 5, Train, and Allie X internationally. He began earning money by writing songs during his teenage years. The first recognition he received was in high school when his band Talk to Me had their song "Noaptea" picked up by several radio stations in his hometown Alba Iulia. His breakthrough came when Romanian group Akcent's founder Adrian Sînă invited him to produce the band's second album when he was 19.<The album, titled În culori, for which he wrote every song, was released in January 2002 and received a platinum certification later that year from the Uniunea Producătorilor de Fonograme din România (UPFR).
List of World Heritage Sites in Italy, nominated by Tone
Italy has has 58 sites listed by UNESCO, more than any other country. The sites range from prehistoric "scenes from agriculture, navigation, war, and magic" to a 19th century railway serving St. Moritz.
Manga Taishō, nominated by Morgan695
Japanese manga award first presented in March 2008 and annually thereafter. It is selected by a volunteer group of roughly one hundred "manga lovers from all walks of life", primarily bookstore workers who manage in-store manga sections.
Melon Music Award for Song of the Year, nominated by Nkon21
Awarded since 2005, with live ceremonies began in Seoul starting in 2009, this is one of the awards from the annual Melon Music Awards, using data from Melon's streaming service. You can guess who has won the most (hint: it's BTS).
52nd Academy Awards, nominated by Birdienest81
Hosted by Johnny Carson in 1980, it received a mixed reception with critics praising his hosting performance but criticising the pacing and predictability of the ceremony.
List of commanders of the British 1st Armoured Division, nominated by EnigmaMcmxc
An armoured division of the British Army formed in 1937, and disbanded twice – in 1945 and again in 1947 after a brief reconstitution. It had general officers commanding who ranked from lieutenant colonel to two star general.
List of Hyouka episodes, nominated by Takipoint123
From April to September, 2012, this Japanese animation pumped out 22 episodes. Find out all about them here, and the spinoff Drama CD (voice adaptation) and other ancillary lists too as a bonus.
List of roles and awards of Oscar Isaac, nominated by FrB.TG and Chompy Ace
Not just an X-wing pilot, Oscar Isaac possibly became the first Latino actor to play Hamlet in a major US production. And has a thing for science fiction roles. Just read the list.
59th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, nominated by RunningTiger123
The best in artistic and technical achievement in American prime time television programming from June 1, 2006, until May 31, 2007, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Dominated by Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee with five wins from 11 nominations.
List of accolades received by Despicable Me 2, nominated by Chompy Ace
Did you know Pharrell Williams' "Happy" was an original song for this movie? Well, it was, and it got nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song because of it. It won one of ten nominations at the 41st Annie Awards, and got two nominations at the 86th Academy Awards including the one just mentioned.
List of Billboard number-one R&B songs of 1952, nominated by ChrisTheDude
The list is broken down by based on sales in stores and plays in jukeboxes, as were the Billboard data. Yeah, jukeboxes, they didn't have Internet streaming in 1952. But they did have new B.B. King music, so life wasn't so bad.
List of Billboard Tropical Airplay number ones of 1997, nominated by Erick
Tropical music (Spanish: música tropical) is a term in the Latin music industry that refers to music genres deriving from or influenced by the Spanish-speaking areas of the Caribbean. The first salsa song to top the Hot Latin Songs chart was the final one of this list, "Y Hubo Alguien" by Marc Anthony, and it spent eight weeks in that position.
Gray opossum with white face
Have you seen this child?
List of didelphimorphs, nominated by PresN
They're opossums, okay? And all over North and South America. Adorable or not, depends on your point of view, and whether they have colonized your attic. If you want to know which one's 6 centimeters (2.4 in) long, you will just have to read the list.
List of prime ministers of New Zealand, nominated by YttriumShrew
The preamble to the list informs us that James FitzGerald is often regarded as New Zealand's first prime minister, although a more conventional view is that neither he nor his successor (Thomas Forsaith) should properly be given that title, as New Zealand did not yet have responsible government when they served. Henry Sewell, who served during the 1856 2nd New Zealand Parliament, with full independence, may be regarded as New Zealand's first premier. Beginning with Sewell, forty individuals have so far held the premiership.
List of snooker Triple Crown finals, nominated by Lee Vilenski
Wikipedia is proud to tell you that that snooker Triple Crown is the achievement of winning three specific events: the UK Championship, the Masters, and the World Snooker Championship. Here are all the times that amazing feat occurred, including seven wins by Ronnie O'Sullivan in 29 appearances at the world championship finals.
List of songs written by Ricky Vela, nominated by AJona1992
American songwriter Ricky Vela is credited with over three dozen popular songs from "Dame un Beso" for Selena in 1986 to "Contigo" written for Kumbia Kings in 2003.
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Another featured picture: NGC 2014 and NGC 2020 by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope
  1. ^ Press Kit, p. 1.