Marquette & Jolliet: Quest for the Mississippi (In the

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Ceres has a surface area 38 percent of that of the continental United States, or more than four times the area of Texas. (Nevertheless, until Dawn shows evidence to the contrary, we will assume Texas has more rodeos.) It is nearly a third of the area of Europe and larger than the combined lands of France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It is also the first planetary probe to include a separate roving robot probe (Sojourner) since the Soviet Union's Luna 21 in 1973.
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Juan Ponce De León (Explorers)

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MOL is currently drilling an exploratory well in Tal Concession in Bannu district. The Mexicans believed in a god called the Bird-Serpent, around whom many a legend had grown up. The rover's shadow can be seen in the foreground. The distant sea-line of the north horizon was defined in the calm atmosphere, but I could get no idea of the breadth of the lake, as an archipelago of islands, each consisting of a single hill rising to a height of two or three hundred feet above the water, intersected the line of vision to the left.
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Hernando Cortez (with Illustrations)

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So the three Venetians abode at the Court of the Chinese Emperor for no less than seventeen years. The project included mining at Kencana, expansion of the mill and other facilities. The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature: and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history.
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Life Then - Applies Today

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In July of 1895, participants in the Sixth International Geographical Congress called for further exploration of the Antarctic regions. This creates a problem though in that, for example, covering St Brendan, the Irish monk, doesn't ring with the same level of factual certainty as the material on Shackleton's voyages. The discrepancies between their log book and the date when they returned to Spain led directly to the concept of the International Date Line.
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Captain John Smith's Big and Beautiful Bay

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The collections of two twentieth-century presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, reflect the expanding role of the presidency on the international scene. Along the way, New Horizons performed flyby observations of Jupiter and its moons in 2007, when the massive planet gave the spacecraft a gravity boost. Even though much of the travel during the Age of Exploration was done in an effort to find new trade routes, it did have a significant impact on geography.
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The Magic Globe

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In scientific research, exploration is one of three purposes of empirical research (the other two being description and explanation ). Henry the Navigator, a prince of Portugal, began sponsoring voyages of exploration after the conquest of Ceuta in North Africa. Every year, Garden researchers collect about 150,000 plant specimens and describe about 200 new species. Nothing else of comparable size has subsequently been seen in our solar system. One of the earliest was Paula of Rome—a weak, fragile woman accustomed to a life of luxury and ease, but, fired with the enthusiasm of her religion, she resolved to brave the dangers and hardships of a journey to the East.
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The Log of Christopher Columbus' First Voyage to America in

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Their courage was rewarded, native ferry-boats came to their rescue, and they reached the other side in safety. A., Ginn & Company, Publishers, The Anthenaeum Press, 1901. This joint British-New Zealand project, led by Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary, intended to make the first over land crossing of Antarctica. At last "one day I stood upon the shore of the sea, with a staff in my hand, as was my custom, and lo! a great vessel approached wherein were many merchants."
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Dinosaur Hunters (Discovery Education: Discoveries and

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The gente de razon were largely of mixed Spanish, Mexican Indian, and African ancestry. Click image for larger view. 1922 - The USS Stewart runs a line of soundings across the Atlantic Ocean using an acoustic echo sounder devised by Dr. Fisheries Commission steamer Albatross begins operations\u2014the first ship built to serve as an oceanographic research vessel. Synge ANTHONY JENKINSON'S MAP OF RUSSIA, MUSCOVY, AND TARTARY, PUBLISHED IN 1562.
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Women Explorers

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The second well was abandoned by railway crews that really didn't know what they were doing with a well producing gas and water from multiple zones. The Griffins drilled additional productive wells in the Spillman Field (two Lower Tuscaloosa wells, two Wilcox oil wells, one Selma Chalk well and one Miocene gas well), plus the discovery well at East Gloster Field in Amite County, Mississippi. Pressing on along the river, they reached the Arab city of Nyangwe, having accomplished three hundred and thirty-eight miles in forty-three days.
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Wagon Trains Heading West (True History of the Wild West)

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The Project Gutenberg e-Book of A Book of Discovery, by M. About 75 feet (23 m) long, the typical caravel had two or three pole masts, lateen-rigged (i.e., with triangular sails). Toss this in the face of any philistine who claims that art history is boring. Gases and chemicals in the atmosphere absorb different wavelengths of the light as it passes through. The Chichimeca wars were one of the bloodiest and most protracted conflicts in the Americas. A thin section of Paleocene-Pleistocene carbonates comprises most of the coastal plain in north Belize.
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