Saturday, 9 October 2004

Earth, Mars, and Beyond
Mars Express camera delves into Martian chasm
September 30, 2004
The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe has sent back stunning images of a 5000-metre-deep chasm on the Martian surface, scientists at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) said.
The images showed with remarkable sharpness and clarity how landslides and avalanches have occurred on the rim of what is called Ophir Chasma, an enormous gorge along part of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon in the solar system... 2004/09/30/1096401659304.html
Ophir Chasma - Pictures taken by Mars Express from 250 kilometres

Earth from Above - one small portion from Pripiat (former population 50,000), 2 miles from Chernobyl, & near the Pripet River. There are two other photos of it.

Sculptures Mosaic

('Higher' page is )
It’s the Oliver North/Guns for Hostages scandal, seen from the viewpoint of a CIA bureaucrat, in a Cthulhu Mythos universe.

Cooking for Engineers (others should also enjoy it).
Grading Maple Syrup maple-syrup-grades.html

The Invalides in Paris
We went past here while we were in Paris, but didn't get in; also missed S. Denis, but there's a limit to what you can do.
George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (January 11, 1859
- March 20, 1925) (from, a quite handy site.)

and, speaking of history, here is an interestingly conflicted piece by "the
War Nerd" on French military history

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