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Panoramabillede af Ilya Rudakov EXPERT Taget 08:02, 20/11/2010 - Views loading...


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View of the Big Almaty Lake. The end of November, there is ice.

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Billeder tæt på Kazakhstan


A: Mountain Lake

Af Ilya Rudakov, 20 meter væk

Mountain lake near the observatory. Height of 2,700 meters above sea level. Very clean air in the mou...

Mountain Lake

B: Mountain, like and radio telescope

Af Ilya Rudakov, 170 meter væk

Mountain, like and radio telescope

C: Mountain like

Af Ilya Rudakov, 170 meter væk

Mountain like

D: Orbita2

Af Ilya Rudakov, 200 meter væk


E: Work on the telescope

Af Ilya Rudakov, 250 meter væk

Work on the telescope

F: Ghost installer

Af Ilya Rudakov, 250 meter væk

Ghost installer

G: Around the old dome telescope

Af Ilya Rudakov, 320 meter væk

Around the old dome telescope

H: night duty

Af Ilya Rudakov, 330 meter væk

night duty

I: Under the dome of the old telescope

Af Ilya Rudakov, 330 meter væk

Under the dome of the old telescope

J: Observatory. Object M42

Af Ilya Rudakov, 350 meter væk

Photo courtesy of astronomical object, Nikolai Volkov (

Observatory. Object M42

Dette panorama blev taget i Kazakhstan, Asia

Dette er et overblik over Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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