On Aug. 3, 2004, NASA’s Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft began a seven-year journey, spiraling through the inner solar system to Mercury. One year after launch, the spacecraft zipped around Earth, getting an orbit correction from Earth’s gravity and getting a chance to test its instruments by observing its home planet.
Επάνοδος από την Ελλάδα
Ώστε κοντεύουμε να φθάσουμ’, Έρμιππε.
Μεθαύριο, θαρρώ· έτσ’ είπε ο πλοίαρχος.
Τουλάχιστον στην θάλασσά μας πλέουμε·
νερά της Κύπρου, της Συρίας, και της Aιγύπτου,
αγαπημένα των πατρίδων μας νερά.
Γιατί έτσι σιωπηλός; Pώτησε την καρδιά σου,
όσο που απ’ την Ελλάδα μακρυνόμεθαν
δεν χαίροσουν και συ; Aξίζει να γελιούμαστε; —
αυτό δεν θα ’ταν βέβαια ελληνοπρεπές.
Our original location opened its doors in 1995. Nearly 18 years later, Intelligentsia still carries the same values and goals. While we now operate in many cities, our Broadway location is still home. This April, we gave Broadway a facelift by partnering with architectural firm Wheeler Kearns to provide a refreshed space along with a new “back bar”, twice as much seating – and with the same…
We have the Greeks to thank for so much of our modern day society. They paved the way for great philosophical minds to keep pushing us forward intellectually. They gave us the Olympic Games, and a desire to strive for athletic excellence. And, well, then there’s democracy. Clearly, we owe a lot of who we are to Greece. We’re thankful for all of it, but most of all, we’re thankful for the feta.
Aurora Borealis don’t usually look like the bright green ribbons that you see in photographs.
The color shows up after a 20 second exposure of a camera lens. To the naked eye, it often just looks white or greyish. A few of us pointed out a spot over the horizon to our right and Ragga confirmed our sighting.
That was indeed the Northern Lights making an initial appearance. This was a good…
Ο Δήμος Καρπενησίου είναι ο πρώτος σε απορροφητικότητα ΕΣΠΑ, αναλογικά με τους κατοίκους. Αυτό πώς το πετύχατε; «Από την πρώτη στιγμή θεωρήσαμε δεδομένη τη δημοσιονομική στενότητα. Είναι αυτό που λένε ο τζαμπατζής απέθανε και ο γιος του δεν χαρίζει. Ξέραμε, λοιπόν, ότι έπρεπε να στραφούμε στο ΕΣΠΑ. Ομως το ΕΣΠΑ απαιτεί ώριμες μελέτες και συνεχή διεκδίκηση».
Expedition 38 crew members pose for an in-flight crew portrait in the Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station on Feb. 22, 2014. Pictured (clockwise from top center) are Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, commander; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy, NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins, and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail…
At first glance, olive oil, a staple product found in many kitchens, seems to be a simple and well known item. After all, it has been around for thousands of years and its benefits have been touted by generations of farmers and companies big and small. Recently, however, the bland business of olive oil has taken on a new shine. Scientific analysis is confirming centuries of experience and…
The European Union alone produces roughly 78.2% of the world’s olive oil supply.
Spain produces the largest quantity of olive oil (49%), followed by Italy (29%) and Greece (19%).
Italy is the largest importer of olive oil in the world as the country not only produces its own olive oil but also buys olive oil in bulk from neighboring countries such as Greece, Spain and Turkey and sells it as…
Ecuador’s northern highlands are pictured in this image from Envisat.
Near the top left of the image, the southern outskirts of Ecuador’s capital, Quito, appear as white dots. Quito is one of the highest capital cities in the world, at an elevation of 2850 m above sea level.
This area is part of the northern zone of the Andean Volcanic Belt. The belt was formed as a result of the Nazca and…
Social media is fast becoming one of the main destinations for news online. An infographic created by the University of Florida Online, explores the evolution of the news industry and the way news is consumed.
In 2012 there were 2.4 billion Internet users, and 1.4 billion of them were using social media. Nearly 50 percent of Internet users surveyed said they regularly or occasionally heard about…