You Don't Have to Be Cool to Smile

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Ultra-compact combustor infrared heat signature.

Raining Fire

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Ultra-compact combustor initial start with burning JP-8 fuel dripping to the floor.

Micro Pulsed Plasma Thruster

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The image shows a micro pulsed plasma thruster firing with the ignition started by the external igniter that is also depicted in the frame. The thruster has a 3 mm diameter and produces about 80 micro-Newton-seconds of impulse bit per pulse. Streaks seen in the image are the high speed solid particles moving away from the thruster at various speeds up to 1300 m/s.

Flaming Jelly Fish

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No actual jelly fish were harmed in the production of this picture. The picture shows a sequence of four short-exposure (0.5 ms) images of an ethylene-air flame inside of a tube. The structures shown are normally integrated by the human eye and perceived as a continuous flame.

Centerbody Flame with Tight Spirals

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A photograph of an ethylene/nitrogen-air diffusion flame stabilized behind a bluff centerbody. The blue regions are associated with the flame front and the other colors of the flame are largely due to blackbody radiation from the soot. The intense yellow radiation is from soot trapped in a tight ring vortex downstream of the stabilizing bluff body.

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