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2007-06-18 15:02:48

U.S. launches secret spy satellites WASHINGTON, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The United States launched a pair of intelligence-gathering satellites on Friday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. media reported. The top-secret satellites were carried by an An Atlas V rocket, which blasted off from Cape Canaveral at 11:14 a.m. Friday local time, and were reportedly to be used to track ships moving at sea. The satellites were launched for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), a division of...


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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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