Science Art: Engine, by ESA

from http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2016/05/Engine
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The European Space Agency has a way with names. This is in their image library as “Engine.”

The description offers little more detail: The ducted fan engine of the Lilium aircraft.

A Lillium aircraft is one of these, a vehicle that looks like something out of Blade Runner or The Fifth Element. The technology is called Vertical Take-Off and Landing; it’s a VTOL aircraft that claims to be able to act like a taxi between London and Paris in an hour.

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