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Castles in the world

B
ran Castle.

 

Situated near Bran and in the immediate vicinity of Braşov, is a national monument and landmark in Romania. The fortress is situated on the border between Transylvania and Wallachia, on DN73.
Commonly known as "Dracula's Castle" (although it is one among several locations linked to the Dracula legend, including Poenari Castle and Hunyad Castle), it is marketed as the home of the titular character in Bram Stoker's Dracula. There is, however, no evidence that Stoker knew anything about this castle, which has only tangential associations with Vlad III, voivode of Wallachia, the putative inspiration for Dracula.

The castle is now a museum open to tourists, displaying art and furniture collected by Queen Marie. Tourists can see the interior individually or by a guided tour. At the bottom of the hill is a small open air museum park exhibiting traditional Romanian peasant structures (cottages, barns, etc.) from across the country.

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Tattoo arts

T
attoos that seem to emerge from the skin, beautiful that make even a little scared.

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T
his are best currencies of the world

 

Zambia:

bautiful currency

 

 

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arvellous city skyline photos

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From hubble's eye

T
he Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a space telescope that was carried into orbit by the space
shuttle in April 1990. It is named after the American astronomer  Edwin Hubble. Although not the first
space telescope, Hubble isone of the largest and most versatile, and is well-known as both a vital
research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy.

The HST is a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, and is one of NASA's Great
Observatories, along with
the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Space telescopes were proposed as early as 1923.

Hubble was funded in the 1970s, with a proposed launch in 1983, but the
project was beset by technical delays, budget problems, and the Challenger disaster.

When finally launched in 1990, scientists found that the main mirror had been ground incorrectly,
severely compromising the telescope's capabilities. However, after a servicing mission in 1993,
the telescope was restored to its intended quality. Hubble's orbit outside the distortion of Earth's
atmosphere allows it to take extremely sharp images with almost no background light.

Hubble's Ultra Deep Field image, for instance, is the most detailed visible-light image ever made
of the universe's most distant objects.


Many Hubble observations have led to breakthroughs in astrophysics, such as accurately determining
the rate of expansion of the universe.

Hubble is the only telescope ever designed to be serviced in space by astronauts.

Four servicing missions were performed from 1993–2002, but the fifth was canceled on safety grounds
following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

However, after spirited public discussion, NASA administrator Mike Griffin approved one final servicing
mission, completed in 2009.

The telescope is now expected to function until at least 2014, when its successor,
the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), is due to be launched.

to deepen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_Space_Telescope

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