LoiteringClouds

LoiteringClouds

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Delphinus ๐Ÿฌ
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Per Ardua Ad Astra

Per Ardua Ad Astra

CRPS/Paralysis/Meds injuries : malpractice
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International Space Station โœจ๐ŸŒ™

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Astronaut Bruce McCandless hangs high above Earth during the first ever untethered spacewalk in February 1984.

โ€œIn a still-startling NASA image from that mission, untethered McCandless hangs 320 feet from Challenger, suspended above our impossibly blue planet and appearing paradoxically powerful and fragile against the yawning vastness of the cosmos.โ€

RIP ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ
 
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latebus

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Norilsk ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ
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The city of Norilsk is one of the Northernmost inhabited cities in the world. However, it is anything but a winter wonderland - it's Russia's most polluted city. It's an isolated place, restricted from tourists, and built on the ruins of a forced labor camp.

For almost three months of the year, there is no daylight at all while in June and July, there is no night.

But the secret to the city's existence, despite its harsh climate, is the wealth of metals buried beneath the snow.

The metal reserves in Norilsk's mines are the largest on earth at almost two billion tons. As such, the city has become one of the largest producers of nickel and is the largest source of palladium in the world.

 
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LoiteringClouds

LoiteringClouds

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Omdurman ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ
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Battle of Omdurman (August 1898)
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The last British cavalry charge in British military history.

I couldn't read it all as I'm squeamish ๐Ÿ˜จ