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A: solar Observatory

di Ilya Rudakov, 10 metri di distanza

solar Observatory

B: Science. She was here.

di Ilya Rudakov, 10 metri di distanza

Science. She was here.

C: Telescope to observe the solar corona

di Ilya Rudakov, 40 metri di distanza

Telescope to observe the solar corona

D: Coronal station

di Ilya Rudakov, 50 metri di distanza

Coronal station

E: View of the observatory.

di Ilya Rudakov, 50 metri di distanza

View of the observatory.

F: The largest solar telescope you the world. Was.

di Ilya Rudakov, 60 metri di distanza

The largest solar telescope you the world. Was.

G: Coronal station

di Ilya Rudakov, 70 metri di distanza

Coronal station

H: tsao, SPRING

di Ilya Rudakov, 210 metri di distanza

tsao, SPRING

I: March night

di Ilya Rudakov, 210 metri di distanza

March night

J: moon night

di Ilya Rudakov, 210 metri di distanza

moon night

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Kazakhstan, 亚洲

Questa è una vista generale di 亚洲

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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