Outburst of Comet 17p holmes.
Between October 23–24, 2007, Comet Holmes grew much brighter,
going from magnitude 17 to magnitude 2.5 in just a few hours.
It became easily visible to the naked eye.
October 25 17P/Holmes appeared as the third brightest "star" in that constellation.
This is about the position right now.
The Tupolev Tu-104 (NATO reporting name: 'Camel') was a twin-engined medium-range turbojet-powered Soviet airliner and the world's first successful jet airliner. Although it was the fourth jet airliner to be launched (following, in order, the British de Havilland Comet, Canadian Avro Jetliner, and French Sud Caravelle), the Tu-104 was t...
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The most readily-recognizable surface features linked to the Chicxulub Crater on the Yucatan Peninsula (associated with the comet/asteroid impact 65 million years ago that probably contributed to the extinction of the Dinosaurs) is this ring of cenotes (natural circular wells in the limestone). The placemarks are only guides - there are many hundreds of cenotes apparent in the satellite imagery.
A strewnfield of craters around Lake Chiemsee, in south-east Bavaria, which may have been caused by fragments of a huge comet that broke up in the Earth’s atmosphere.
More than 80 craters were found in an elliptical area 36 miles long and 17 wide, ranging in size from 10 to 1,215 feet across. The largest, filled with water, now formed Lake Tuttensee.
Evidence from ancient tree rin...
1930, Site purchased by de Havilland, factory and offices built 1934 producing Dragon, Tiger Moth, Rapide and Dominie aircraft.
de Havilland flying school trained civilian and RAF pilots with Tiger Moths. Became No.1 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School, renamed No.1 Elementary Flying Training School 9.39, moved to Panshanger 06.41.
25.11.40, The first flight of the Mosq...
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Keflavík Airport Iceland was constructed by the Americans during World War II for military purposes and inaugurated on the 24 March 1943. The airport played a major role for the allies and is situated on the Reykjanes peninsula 50 kilometers south-west from Reykjavík the Capital.
The airport area is approximately 25 square kilometers, the runway system comprises of 4 runw...
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