Ten photos that changed us
There are photos from the recent past that have changed our world and enabled us to look further than we ever have before across our world and space. Our top ten? take a look and tell us below what you think!
August 6th 1945; Hiroshima: The bombing of Hiroshima that helped to bring World War 2 to an end
2nd of September 1945: Young people dance to the sound of the end of World War 2 and look to the future with optimism
29th May 1953; Everest reached: New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay conquer Mt Everest, the tallest peak on Earth
August 28th 1963; Martin Luther King, a leader of the civil rights movement in the United States telling the crowd that he "had a dream" - more than half a century on many would argue that people of color in America are still fighting for civil rights
20th of July 1969; the Moon Landing: When President John F Kennedy said that we "commit...before this decade is out, to landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth" and so we did
30th April 1975; Vietnam war ends: It was the first fully televised war in history and led to protests, mass unrest and finally defeat as the United States withdraws from Vietnam
1989; Tiananmen Square: Commonly known as the June 4th incident the uprising was led by student protestors and eventually put down by the Chinese Government. Some suggest it led to a more open China given the irony that the military had sought to put down the unrest.
1989; The Berlin Wall falls: Across Europe the communism was on its last legs and amidst the unrest came the news that the Berlin Wall, a symbol that seperates east from west, was coming down. Today Germany is united and many of the former Easter Bloc countries are part of a new democratic era
1990; The Hubble Telescope was launched in 1990 and gave us, for the first time, an insight into what the vastness of space actually looks like. It has discovered new galaxies, planets and clusters - and continues to seek out new life
2004 - present: Mars Rovers: the first Mars Rover arrived on January 4th of 2004 and named Spirit. Spirit would be followed by Opportunity and Curiosity. They have started to map the surface of the planet, take samples, conduct experiments and seek out new life. On the 28th of September 2015 it was announced that the search for water on the red planet was over - we had found it. We are now a step closer to answering the question of whether or not we are alone in the vastness of space
The bombing of Hiroshima that helped bring an end to the second world war
The second world war is over and young people look to the future
Mt Everest is conquered
Hillary and Norgay ascend to the world's tallest peak
Martin Luther King
Leader of the civil rights movement Martin Luther King told American's he had a dream - more than half a century on the struggle for African American's continues
Man on the moon
President Kennedy said we would land a man on the moon - and we did. One small step for man, one giant leap for man kind
The Vietnam war became the first "television war" and, as a result, we saw war and its aftermath like never before - we didn't like what we were seeing.
As protests began to envelope Beijing's Tienanmen Square one man stand alone against the might of an army
Berlin Wall Falls
The last walls of communism across Europe begin to come down in the eighties and nineties - the world is about to change again
When Hubble was launched we were able to see things we had never seen before and grasp our small place in the vastness of space.
Sunset on Mars
The moment when the Mars rover snapped sunset on Mars - our journey across Space had begun