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Mountain, like and radio telescope

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A: Mountain like

by Ilya Rudakov, less than 10 meters away

Mountain like

B: Work on the telescope

by Ilya Rudakov, 140 meters away

Work on the telescope

C: Ghost installer

by Ilya Rudakov, 150 meters away

Ghost installer

D: Hotspot name Rolandos

by Ilya Rudakov, 170 meters away

View of the Big Almaty Lake. The end of November, there is ice.

Hotspot name Rolandos

E: Orbita2

by Ilya Rudakov, 200 meters away

Orbita2

F: Observatory

by Ilya Rudakov, 240 meters away

Observatory in the mountains. Near Almaty

Observatory

G: Spring Observatory

by Ilya Rudakov, 240 meters away

Spring Observatory

H: tsao, SPRING

by Ilya Rudakov, 280 meters away

tsao, SPRING

I: Observatory. Object M42

by Ilya Rudakov, 280 meters away

Photo courtesy of astronomical object, Nikolai Volkov (http://www.astronomy.ru/forum/index.php?action...

Observatory. Object M42

J: moon day

by Ilya Rudakov, 280 meters away

moon day

This panorama was taken in Kazakhstan, Asia

This is an overview of Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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