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A: Observatory. Object M42

por Ilya Rudakov, a menos de 10 metros de distancia

Photo courtesy of astronomical object, Nikolai Volkov (http://www.astronomy.ru/forum/index.php?action...

Observatory. Object M42

B: moon night

por Ilya Rudakov, a menos de 10 metros de distancia

moon night

C: tsao, SPRING

por Ilya Rudakov, a menos de 10 metros de distancia

tsao, SPRING

D: March night

por Ilya Rudakov, a menos de 10 metros de distancia

March night

E: night duty

por Ilya Rudakov, 30 metros de distancia

night duty

F: Spring Observatory

por Ilya Rudakov, 80 metros de distancia

Spring Observatory

G: Observatory

por Ilya Rudakov, 80 metros de distancia

Observatory in the mountains. Near Almaty

Observatory

H: Under the dome of the old telescope

por Ilya Rudakov, 90 metros de distancia

Under the dome of the old telescope

I: Around the old dome telescope

por Ilya Rudakov, 90 metros de distancia

Around the old dome telescope

J: Ghost installer

por Ilya Rudakov, 130 metros de distancia

Ghost installer

Este panorama fue tomado en Kazakhstan, Asia

Esta es una vista general de 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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