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|The Triassic is a geologic period that extends from about 245 to 202 million years ago. As the first period of the Mesozoic Era, the Triassic follows the Permian and is followed by the Jurassic. Both the start and end of the Triassic are marked by major extinction events.|
The characteristic sediments of the Triassic are red sandstones and evaporites, which suggest a warm dry climate. The...
|SS Red Oak Victory is a World War II Victory ship preserved as a museum ship in Richmond, California. It was one of 534 Victories built during World War II, but one of only a few of these ships to be transferred from the Merchant Marine to the United States Navy. It was named after Red Oak, Iowa, which suffered a disproportionate number of casualties in early World War II battles. The ship was ...||07/13/2009||425|
|A 180 km wide crater, called Bedout, off the northwestern coast of Australia was caused by an asteroidal impactor (estimated the size of Mt. Everest) that struck 250.1 +/- 1 million years ago forming the Permian/Triassic boundary (end of the Paleozoic) .|
This event is sometimes known as `the Great Dying`, because 97% of all life became extinct.
This was one of the worst events in...
|An UNESCO World Heritage site, the Qadisha valley is one of the most important early Christian monastic settlements in the world.|
Nearby are the remains of the great forest of cedars of Lebanon, highly prized in antiquity for the construction of great religious buildings.
|With the advent of World War II the landing area was increased to around 3,000 ft north to south and 4,500 ft east to west in the early months of the war. An asphalt perimeter track and several hardstands for aircraft parking followed and in 1941 hard-surfaced runways were put down. These were 4,350 ft aligned 13-31, 4,070 ft aligned 08-26 and 2,700 ft at 02-20. |
In 1942, the 08-...
|It's hard to believe now, but in the early days of aviation there were more than a dozen little airfields scattered along the banks of the River Wye, running through Herefordshire. The location and history of these airfields is listed in a book called "Wings Over The Wye". This early aircraft hangar is probably the only one remaining from those early times, now used for agricultural p...||11/19/2009||427|
Serial #: 44-74543 / 44-63655a
Owner: Chuck Greenhill
Base: Kenosha Wi
The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was an American long-range single-seat World War II fighter aircraft. Designed and built in just 117 days, the Mustang first flew in Royal Air Force (RAF) service as a fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircra...
|During the early years of flight, Tulsa was the busiest airports in the world, by passenger volume.||11/18/2005||315|
|Commercial avaiation left here in the early 40's when Raleigh Durham Airport was constructed. The administration building and hangar was destroyed in the early 70's.||07/18/2007||741|
|Commercial avaiation left here in the early 40's when Raleigh Durham Airport was constructed. The administration building and hangar was destroyed in the early 70's.|
Now a housing subdivision is going up. This replaces my earlier bookmark. This one contains an image overlay.
|The Edmund Fitzgerald was the largest ship on the Great Lakes upon completion in 1958 and remained so until the early 1970s. In the early morning of November 10, 1975 the Fitzgerald sank in a freak storm. All 29 crewmen aboard were never found.||12/31/2006||1,452|
|This a recently found large crater in Antarctica, that was created by a 50 kilometres wide space rock 250 million years ago, and contributed to, or caused the Permian-Triassic extinction, the greatest mass extinction on Earth.|
The crater is about 500 kilometres wide, and is now buried beneath 1 kilometre of ice. It was found by looking at differences in density that show up in gravity me...