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2008-09-26 18:00:47

Rod Edwards (left) and Bob Wood carry out some maintenance work on Madley's Aerial 1, the first antenna erected at BT's Satellite Communications Centre in Madley, Herefordshire, for the centre's 30th anniversary. The BT satellite earth station, believed to be the largest in the world, has played a key role in worldwide broadcasts of some of the most dramatic events of the past three decades. The 218-acre site houses 65 aerial dishes. (c) 2008 Birmingham Post; Birmingham (UK). Provided by...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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