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|The Jurassic period is a major unit of the geologic timescale that extends from about 200 Ma (million years ago) at the end of the Triassic to 146 Ma at the beginning of the Cretaceous.|
The Jurassic constitutes the middle period of the Mesozoic era, also known as the Age of Dinosaurs. The start of the period is marked by the major Triassic-Jurassic extinction event.
During the ear...
|Mjolnir Crater is a recently discovered ringed structure about 24 miles wide on the floor of the Barents Sea. It is the result of the impact, roughly 142.0 ± 2.6 million years ago (Lower Cretaceous), of a 1 -3 Km wide asteroid-like body. |
Estimates indicate that the energy released in the impact could have been as high as a million megatons of TNT, resulting in immense (7.7 to 8.7 magn...
|The Cathedral or Duomo of Florence as we see it today is the end result of years of work that covered over six centuries of history. Its basic architectural project was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century; the cupola that has made it a symbol for the whole of Tuscany was created by that genius of the Renaissance, Filippo Brunelleschi, while the facade that completed it ...||12/28/2005||2,030|
|Ancient valleys of the south Syrdarya were populated since early 1st millenium BC by the Sakae and later by their successors who left the Chirik-Rabat culture, but they were abandoned in the late 3rd - early 2nd cc. BC when their inhabitants, probably Dahae of classical sources, moved in the SSW direction to the Parthian territories. To the north of them were the tribal groups of represented by...||05/26/2006||467|
|A submarine in a dry dock at HDW in Kiel/Germany
Small non-nuclear submarine actually designed for operating in littoral waters like the North Sea these subs also crossed the Atlantic Ocean and sailed into New York City.
The first boats of the 206-class were built in the early / mid 60's and 'upgraded' to 206A in the late 80's. The first boats were decommissioned in the late 90's and will...||03/28/2006||618|
|The US Navy operated a Naval Air Station in Litchfield Park, Arizona from the WWII era into the late 50's. After WWII, thousands of surplus aircraft were stored at the NAS Litchfield Park. Many of these planes were put back into service to meet the demands of the Korean War. Those that were not put back in service simply sat out in the dry hot climate for many years. A decision was made to clos...||06/15/2007||1,204|
|The Hellenic Air Force received a large number of Starfighters from the US under MAP early 60s. Early 70s, late 70s and in the 80s MAP aircraft were obtained from the Spanish, German and Dutch Air Forces via the US. |
From March 1993 the remaining F-104s were replaced by A7 Corsair aircraft obtained from the US (former US Navy aircraft). In total the Hellenic Air Force has retrieved 51 F-...
|South of Goettingen is under construction. Schould be compleeted late 2006 and open early 2007||03/30/2006||396|
|Barrows of this type were built in the late 1st and 2nd centuries AD, and would have belonged to the wealthiest families in society.||09/16/2005||336|
|Very well-preserved cones, lava flows, and explosion craters were considered by Almond (1974) to be of late Pleistocene or Holocene age.||10/17/2005||679|
|During the late 2nd millennium B.C. in the Bronze Age, a special type of defensive structure known as Nuraghi (for which no parallel exists anywhere else in the world) developed on the island of Sardinia, Italy.||08/01/2005||1,677|
|This is where the late "wwe hall of famer" Eddie Guerrero was layed to rest.||04/18/2006||388|