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Gravity Lens - 1 object seen as 2

Gravity Lens - 1 object seen as 2

QSO 0957+561 was the first object ever to be identified as a gravitational lens in space. It’s a single quasar, located some 8 billion light-years from Earth. But it looks like two quasars, due to the presence of an gigantic mass located in space between Earth and the quasar. The intervening mass – a distant galaxy – bends light from the quasar, so that we see two quasar images instead of one.<...
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Wilkes Land crater

Wilkes Land crater

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...
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Vomit Comet - NASA Zero Gravity Test Bed

Vomit Comet - NASA Zero Gravity Test Bed

Vomit Comet is a nickname for any airplane that briefly provides a nearly weightless environment in which to train astronauts, conduct research, and film motion pictures. Versions of such airplanes have in the past been operated by NASA's Reduced Gravity Research Program since 1973, where the nickname originated. NASA prefers the nickname Weightless Wonder for public relations reasons.
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Somerset Dam, Australia

Somerset Dam, Australia

The Somerset Dam wall is a mass concrete gravity type, using a volume 203,000 cubic metres of concrete. This type of construction resists the thrusts of the water by its weight alone.
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Bhakra Dam

Bhakra Dam

The construction of this project was started in the year 1948 and was completed in 1963 . It is 740 ft. high above the deepest foundation as straight concrete dam being more than three times the height of Qutab Minar. Bhakra Dam is the highest Concrete Gravity dam in Asia and Second Highest in the world.
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AmeriJet International - Boeing 727 - G-Force One at Miami International

AmeriJet International - Boeing 727 - G-Force One at Miami International

Registration: N994AJ
Serial: 20942/1130

Amerijet International, Inc., the Ft. Lauderdale-based international cargo transportation and logistics provider, reached a new milestone in the commercial aviation industry by achieving the first ever FAA certification to begin Parabolic Flight Operations. The certification enables Amerijet to move forward with new business opportu...
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Hibernia Oil Platform

Hibernia Oil Platform

Largest oil platform in the world

The Hibernia platform is an oil and gas platform in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Newfoundland. The gravity base structure sits on the ocean floor in 200 m (660 ft) of water with its topsides extending 50 m (160 ft) above the surface. The platform acts as a small concrete island with serrated outer edges designed to withstand the impact of...
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Grand Coulee Dam - Largest Concrete Structure in the US

Grand Coulee Dam - Largest Concrete Structure in the US

Grand Coulee Dam is a hydroelectric gravity dam on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington. In the United States, it is the largest electric power producing facility and the largest concrete structure. It is the fifth largest producer of hydroelectricity in the world. The top producing dams are the Three Gorges Dam in China, the Guri Dam in Venezuela, the Itaipu Dam on the border of ...
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The Bell (The Henge, Nazi FlyTrap)

The Bell (The Henge, Nazi FlyTrap)

The Bell is a supposed anti-gravity experiment carried out by Third Reich scientists working for the SS near the village of Ludwikowice in southern Poland. Claims about the existence of the experiment were spread by the writer Igor Witkowski, who claimed to have discovered the existence of the project after seeing secret transcripts of an interrogation by the KGB of SS general Jakob Sporrenberg...
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Semlin camp after the allied bombing of April 1944

Semlin camp after the allied bombing of April 1944

During the Allied bombing of Belgrade, on 17 April, 1944, the Semlin camp suffered extensive damage. The largest pavilion - No.3 - which housed most of the interns was directly hit and almost completely destroyed. Estimates regarding the number of casualties vary considerably, ranging from eighty to two hundred dead. Many more we wounded in the attack.

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Lunar Landing Research Facility, Hampton, Virginia

Lunar Landing Research Facility, Hampton, Virginia

This essential facility allowed NASA to train Apollo astronauts to fly in a simulated lunar environment. Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and 22 other astronauts used the facility to practice piloting problems they would encounter in the last 150 feet of descent to the surface of the moon. It was built in 1965 and was basically an A-frame structure with a gantry used to manipulate a full-scale Luna...
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Ivigtut former cryolite mine

Ivigtut former cryolite mine

Ivigtut was founded as a mining town. In 1806, cryolite was found in the area, and mining started in 1865. The mineral deposits were exhausted by 1987, and the town lost its economic base. Now, the town of Ivigtut is abandoned, and the only settlement of the municipality is the naval base Kangilinnguit (Grønnedal) east of Ivigtut which is to stay.

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