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Image 1 - Galileo On The Ground Reaches Some Of Earth’s Loneliest Places
2012-02-28 04:48:54

A worldwide chain of Galileo ground stations on some of the remotest sites on Earth is nearing completion ahead of this year´s launch of two more satellites. Engineers spent a hectic Christmas and New Year on the main island of the Kerguelen group in the Indian Ocean, working against the clock to install the latest Galileo sensor station — measuring regional signal accuracy so corrections can be made if needed. There is no airport on this desolate, sub-Antarctic French...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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