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Parade Square

Parade Square is a big city square in central Warsaw, Poland. It was established in 1955 by the Soviet Union together with the building of the Palace of Culture and Science. The square is one of the biggest in Europe and the world. It was used in ...

                                               

Plaza Mayor of Madrid

The Plaza Mayor of Madrid was built in the 1400s on the same location as the old Plaza del Arrabal. It was used as a market in the Middle Ages. It is also called the Plaza de la Constitucion. In the 1560s, King Philip II and his architect, Juan d ...

                                               

Praça Diogo de Vasconcelos

The Praça Diogo de Vasconcelos is a public square in the area of Savassi, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It is located where the roads Cristovão Colombo and Getulio Vargas meet. Also near there are the streets Pernambuco and Antonio de Albuquerque. T ...

                                               

Sanam Luang

Sanam Luang is a big field in front of Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Sanam Luang has another name, Tung Pra Meru. It was used for cremation of the King and his royal relatives. In 1855, King Rama IV changed the fields n ...

                                               

Times Square

Times Square is a section of Manhattan, New York City. It is a major center for tourism, show business and commerce. The square is at the meeting point of Broadway, 7th Avenue and 42nd street. One of the biggest stations in the New York City Subw ...

                                               

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world that people have lived in continuously. It is important to many major religions. Jews consider Jerusalem a holy city because it was their religious and political center during Biblical times and ...

                                               

Beitar Jerusalem F.C.

Beitar Jerusalem Football Club is an Israeli football club from Jerusalem. The club has been controversial because of its links with the right wing politics and to the Likud party since it was created. The fans chant racist things towards Arabs.

                                               

Council of Jerusalem

"Council of Jerusalem" is a common name for a meeting of early Christian leaders reported in the Acts of the Apostles chapter 15. The meeting must have happened about the year 50, at the latest some time before the death of James the Just in 62.

                                               

Edward Said National Conservatory of Music

The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music is a Palestinian music conservatory. It has branches in Ramallah, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem. More than 500 students can study music there. When it was started in Ramallah in 1993 it was called The Nat ...

                                               

Gehenna

Gehenna is a valley around Jerusalem. In the Hebrew Bible it is known as the Valley of the Son of Hinnom. The Valley of Hinnom is the modern name for the valley surrounding the Old City of Jerusalem, including Mount Zion. It meets the Kidron Vall ...

                                               

Herod the Great

Herod I, also known as Herod the Great, was the King of Judea from 37 to 4 BC. At the time Judea was a client state of Rome. During his 33 year reign, Herod was an excellent administrator. But he is most famous for the Bible account of his killin ...

                                               

Jerusalem District

The Jerusalem District ‎) is one of the regions of Israel. In Israeli law, the capital is Jerusalem. The Jerusalem District has a land area of 652 km². The population of 1.083.300 is 65.6% Jewish and 32.8% Arab. A fifth of the Arabs in Israel liv ...

                                               

NGO Monitor

NGO Monitor is a non-governmental organization based in Jerusalem. NGO Monitor produces and distributes statements and information about the international NGO community, all of which are carefully and fully checked out. This information is used b ...

                                               

Western Wall Tunnel

Western Wall Tunnel are underground tunnel from different periods in history from the Western Wall to the Jewish Quarter under the Old City of Jerusalem. The complex of buildings from both medieval and modern era. Walking horizontal axis connects ...

                                               

Wohl Rose Park

The Wohl Rose Park is a public garden on the Presidential Hill in Givat Ram, central Jerusalem, Israel. The garden includes lawns, hills, and quarries. There is an ornamental pond with aquatic plants and fish. The garden also has a waterfall, roc ...

                                               

Mecca

Mecca or Makkah is a city in Saudi Arabia. As of the 2004 census, 1.294.169 people lived there. The city is 73 kilometres inland from Jeddah, in the narrow sandy Valley of Abraham. It is 277 metres above sea level. It is 81 kilometres from the Re ...

                                               

Hajj

The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the most holy city of the Muslims, and a Fard or mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financia ...

                                               

Hijra (Islam)

Hijra, or withdrawal, is the word that is used for the movement of Muhammad and most of his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622. The Hijra was also the beginning of the Islamic calendar). Alternate spellings of this Arabic word in the Latin alp ...

                                               

Medina

Medina, "the city"), also transliterated as Madīnah, is a city in the Hejaz, and the capital of the Al Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia. The city contains al-Masjid al-Nabawi, which is the burial place of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and is the se ...

                                               

Barnards galaxy

Barnards galaxy is an irregular barred spiral galaxy. It is about 1.6 million light-years away, in the constellation Sagittarius. The galaxy is part of the Local Group of galaxies. It was discovered by E.E. Barnard in 1884 with a six-inch refract ...

                                               

Apollo program

The Apollo program was a project by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The goal was to send a human to explore the Moon and bring him home to earth safely. It was started by US President John F. Kennedy in 1961. He s ...

                                               

Apollo 1

Apollo 1, initially designated AS-204, was the first crewed mission of the United States Apollo program, which had as its ultimate goal a crewed lunar landing. The low Earth orbital test of the Apollo Command/Service Module never made its target ...

                                               

Apollo 6

Apollo 6 was a space flight launched on April 4, 1968. It was the second mission of the United States Apollo program and last unmanned test flight of its Saturn V launch vehicle. It was also the last unmanned Apollo flight. It was an A-Type missi ...

                                               

Apollo 11

Apollo 11 was the first flight to send people to the moon. It was done by NASA, the American space group. It went up to space on July 16, 1969, carrying three astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. On July 20, 1969, Armstron ...

                                               

Apollo 13

Apollo 13 was the seventh mission of NASAs Project Apollo and the third crewed lunar-lander mission. The flight was commanded by Jim Lovell. The other astronauts on board were Jack Swigert and Fred Haise. The craft was launched successfully towar ...

                                               

Apollo 14

Apollo 14 was the eighth crewed mission in the Apollo program. It was the third mission to land on the Moon. The nine-day mission left the Earth on January 31, 1971, and landed on the Moon on February 5. The Lunar Module landed in the Fra Mauro f ...

                                               

Apollo 8 Genesis reading

On December 24, 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 read from the Book of Genesis on a television broadcast of their mission as they orbited the moon. Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman read verses 1 through 10, using the Authorized King James Vers ...

                                               

Apollo Lunar Module

The Apollo Lunar Module is the spidery-looking landing vehicle on the moon. It was built for the US Apollo program to carry a crew of two from lunar orbit to the surface and back. The LM was the last of the Apollo" hardware” to be developed. Its ...

                                               

Lunar Roving Vehicle

The Lunar Roving Vehicle is a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon in the last three missions of the American Apollo program during 1971 and 1972. They are popularly known as Moon buggies ", a play on the words "dune buggy". These ...

                                               

Moon landing conspiracy theories

The moon landing conspiracy theories are beliefs that men did not land on the Moon in 1969–1972 during the Apollo program and that NASA faked the information. Some conspiracy theorists believe the Skylab space station is also a hoax. This belief ...

                                               

Solar Wind Composition Experiment

The Solar Wind Composition Experiment was an experiment that took place on the Moon during the Apollo program. It was done to measure the solar wind outside of Earths magnetosphere. It was the first notable measurement of isotopic solar material. ...

                                               

Vehicle Assembly Building

The Vehicle Assembly Building is an iconic industrial building at the John F. Kennedy Space Center. Its designed to assemble pre-made rocket stages, spacecraft and related parts vertically onto a mobile launch platform. The Saturn V, Space Shuttl ...

                                               

Lunar mare

Mare is the name for a great plain on the moon. Several such maria exist. They were formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. The plural form of mare is maria. The Latin word maria means seas. Because of their high amount of iron, they reflects less ...

                                               

Jupiter

Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System. It is the fifth planet from the Sun. Jupiter is a gas giant, both because it is so large and made up of gas. The other gas giants are Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Jupiter has a mass of 1.8986×10 ...

                                               

Rings of Jupiter

The Rings of Jupiter are a number of rings which circle the planet Jupiter. It was the third set of rings found in the Solar System after the rings found around Saturn and Uranus. The rings are very difficult to see from Earth, needing the most p ...

                                               

Neptune

Neptune, is the eighth and last planet from the Sun in the Solar System. It is an ice giant. It is the fourth largest planet and third heaviest. Neptune has four rings which are hard to see from the Earth. It is seventeen times heavier than Earth ...

                                               

Exploration of Neptune

The Exploration of Neptune started on August 25, 1989, when Voyager 2 became the first and so-far only spacecraft to visit the planet. Like the other gas giants, Neptune has no solid land on its surface so landing on Neptune would be impossible. ...

                                               

Great Dark Spot

The Great Dark Spot is a dark spot on Neptune similar in appearance to Jupiters Great Red Spot. It was discovered in 1989 by NASAs Voyager 2 probe. Although it appears similar to Jupiters spot, which is an anticyclonic storm, it is believed that ...

                                               

Rings of Neptune

The planet Neptune has a dim planetary ring system which is made up of several separate rings and some "ring arcs". The "rings arcs" are part of the outer ring called the Adams ring and are not to be seen anywhere else. The ring particles are unu ...

                                               

Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. It is the second largest planet in the Solar System, after Jupiter. Saturn is one of the four gas giant planets, along with Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. Inside Saturn is probably a cor ...

                                               

Cassini–Huygens

Cassini–Huygens was a spacecraft, sent to study the planet Saturn, its rings, and its moons. The mission was made by NASA, the European Space Agency ESA, and Italian Space Agency ASI. The spacecraft had two main parts: the Cassini orbiter and the ...

                                               

Great White Spot

The Great White Spot, also known as Great White Oval, on Saturn, is a name given to storms that are large enough to be seen by telescope from Earth. The spots appear to be white, and the name was based on Jupiters Great Red Spot. The spots can be ...

                                               

Uranus

Uranus is the seventh planet from the Sun in the Solar System. It is an ice giant. It is the third largest planet in the solar system. The planet is made of ice, gases and liquid metal. Its atmosphere contains hydrogen 1 H, helium 2 He and methan ...

                                               

Uranus in fiction

R. R. Winterbothams "Clouds over Uranus" was published by Astounding in March of 1937 In Stanley G. Weinbaums 1935 story "The Planet of Doubt", Uranus North pole is shrouded in a perpetual fog. In the Buck Rogers series 1928–, Uranus is portrayed ...

                                               

(307261) 2002 MS4

2002 MS 4 is a large classical Kuiper belt object. It is a possible dwarf planet in the Kuiper belt. It was discovered in 2002 by Chad Trujillo and Michael Brown. The Spitzer Space Telescope estimated it to have a diameter of 726±123 km, while th ...

                                               

(55565) 2002 AW197

2002 AW 197 is a classical trans-Neptunian object from the Kuiper belt. It has a diameter of at least 700 kilometers. It is the largest unnamed object in the Solar System and the largest planetoid without a moon. It was discovered at Palomar Obse ...

                                               

38628 Huya

38628 Huya, previously known by its provisional designation 2000 EB 173) is a trans-Neptunian object. It was found in March 2000 by Ignacio Ferrin and announced on October 24, 2000. It was given the name Huya, after Juya, the Wayuu rain god, in A ...

                                               

90482 Orcus

90482 Orcus, originally known by the provisional designation 2004 DW, is a Kuiper belt object. It is also a dwarf planet. It was found by Michael Brown, Chad Trujillo and David Rabinowitz on February 17, 2004. It was also seen in pictures from No ...

                                               

20000 Varuna

20000 Varuna is a big Kuiper belt object. It could be a dwarf planet. Before it was named Varuna, it had the provisional designation 2000 WR 106. Varuna is named after the Hindu deity Varuna.

                                               

Mars

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System and the second smallest planet. Mars is a cold terrestrial planet with polar ice caps of frozen water and carbon dioxide. It has the largest volcano in the Solar System, and some very lar ...