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2009-04-20 19:42:12

India successfully launched a radar imaging satellite Monday, the country's space agency said. The Indian Space Research Organization fired the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket carrying the RISAT-2 satellite from its facility at Sriharikota, The Times of India reported. Citing informed sources, the newspaper said the satellite's day-night capability, and its ability to look through clouds and fog, gives it defense applications. However, organization chief G. Madhavan Nair rejected the...

2006-07-10 10:45:00

BANGALORE, India (Reuters) - India's attempts to launch its heaviest satellite failed on Monday when the rocket carrying it went into a tail-spin about a minute after blast off and disintegrated, a space official said. Scientists at the control center were stunned into silence as they watched the rocket carrying the 2.2-tonne telecommunications satellite veering off its course after what appeared to be a textbook launch. This was followed by a mid-air explosion with debris seen falling into...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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