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Bonin Wood Pigeon Columbia versicolor
2014-09-10 10:35:09

The Bonin Wood Pigeon (Columbia versicolor) was a pigeon that was native to Nakado-jima and Chichi-jima in the Ogasawara Islands off of the coast of Japan. It’s known from four documented specimens, the first of 1827 and the last from 1889. They averaged a length of 45 centimeters. This bird died out late in the 19th century as a result of deforestation, hunting, and predation by the rats and...

Paleoproterozoic
2012-11-18 19:08:04

The Paleoproterozoic is the first of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 2.5 billion to 1.6 billion years ago (Ga). This period is marked by the first stabilization of the continents, and also when cyanobacteria--a type of bacteria that uses biochemical processes of photosynthesis to produce oxygen--evolved. Experts have found paleontological evidence that during at...

2012-06-18 05:29:47

Symbol: COBU6 Group: Dicot Family: Tiliaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order  ...

2012-06-18 05:29:47

Symbol: COLUM3 Group: Dicot Family: Tiliaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order...

2012-06-18 08:50:05

Symbol: BRVU Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   BRVU2 Bromopsis vulgaris (Hook.) Holub   BRVUE Bromus vulgaris (Hook.) Shear var. eximius Shear   BRVUR Bromus vulgaris (Hook.) Shear var. robustus Shear Distribution: County distributions for the following...

2012-06-18 09:50:10

Symbol: ASSU7 Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:OR, WA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

Achnatherum nelsonii Scribn Barkworth ssp nelsonii Columbia
2012-06-19 04:50:22

Symbol: ACNEN2 Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   STCON2 Stipa columbiana Macoun var. nelsonii (Scribn.) H. St. John   STNE3 Stipa nelsonii Scribn.   STOCN Stipa occidentalis Thurb. var. nelsonii (Scribn.) C.L. Hitchc.   STWI Stipa williamsii Scribn....

STS-73
2012-05-12 09:28:53

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 20, 1995 at 9:53 AM EDT and landed at Kennedy on November 5 at 6:45 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 256 times at an altitude of 150 nautical miles at an inclination of 39 degrees and travelled 6.6 million miles. The mission lasted 15 days, 21 hours, 52 minutes, and 28 seconds. At almost 16 days this was the longest mission to date. The crew...

STS-65
2012-05-12 09:19:49

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 1994 at 12:43 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on July 23 at 6:38 AM EDT. The dhuttle orbited 235 times at an altitude of 160 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 6.1 million miles. The mission lasted 14 days, 17 hours, and 55 minutes. This was the longest mission to date, travelled the furthest, and orbited the...

STS-62
2012-05-12 09:17:42

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on March 4, 1994 at 88:53 AM EST and landed at Kennedy on March 18, 1994 at 8:09 AM EST.  The shuttle orbited 224 times at an altitude of 163 nautical miles at an inclination of 39 degrees and travelled 5.8 million miles. The mission lasted 13 days, 23 hours, 16 minutes, and 41 seconds. Primary payloads were the U.S. Microgravity Payload-2 (USMP-...

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