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An opening at the end of a rocket engine through which the gases escape to produce thrust. Nozzles, which are shaped like bells, gimbal (swivel) to guide a rocket or spacecraft. Computers on board the space shuttle give commands to the engines' nozzles to change their angles.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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