Triumph Speed Tripler

I’m stacking on the miles. That’s because 1) I love riding this motorcycle, and 2) I’ve had a few assignments outside Los Angeles County that I opted to ride to. Before I could shove off on my first overnight trip, I needed to reinstall my Ventura luggage system. Fine, except the L-brackets—the structural pieces that bolt to the bike’s subframe and support the rack and Mistral pack—were bent in the crash. No problem, because Ventura (www.ventura-mca. com) sells components individually, allowing me to order up new L-brackets for $174.

Back with my rack and pack, I realized something that may

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The Moon

The most visible celestial object from Earth has been the source of human fascination for millennia, yet we’re still discovering more about it all the time.

Orbiting at a distance of anywhere between 362,570 kilometres and 405,410 kilometres (225,000 to 252,000 miles) and moving away from the Earth at almost four centimetres (1.57 inches) per year, all 74 billion trillion kilograms (160 billion trillion pounds) of blasted grey rock that is the Moon never fails to make for fascinating viewing. Its topography is a pattern of ‘maria’ – impact basins once filled with lava – and giant craters that are

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The Canarys Grand Guardians.

FOR CENTURIES THE Canary Islands -700 miles (1,126km) from Spain and 180 miles (290km) from West Africa -provided an important stepping-stone to Africa and America. Today, Ala (Wing) 46 and Escuadron (Squadron) 802 of the Ej6rcito del Aire (Spanish Air Force) are maintaining almost 60 years of continual Spanish presence at this remote location. Just as the islands play host to thousands of holiday-makers, they also welcome Spanish and foreign squadrons keen to use the unrestricted Air Combat Manoeuvring (ACM) range south of the Canaries.

Gando airport at Gran Canaria is a mixed-use field — its two parallel runways (12,000ft

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Ring breakdown

What are Jupiter’s rings made of, how big are they and how were they formed?

Halo ring

The innermost halo ring stretches from around 92,000km (57,000 miles) to just over 120,000km (78,000) and is the thickest of Jupiter’s rings through the vertical. It’s shaped like a torus and is significantly less bright than the main ring despite being many times wider and thicker. The dust particles that the Halo ring is composed of are less than 15 micrometres in diameter and are mostly derived from the main ring.

Main ring

This narrow ring is just 6,500km (4,000 miles) wide and

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Olympus Mons

BIGGEST VOLCANO

Let’s start small – relatively – with the biggest volcano in the Solar System. Olympus Mons can be found in the Tharsis Montes region of Mars and rises to a peak of 25 kilometres (16 miles) high and 624 kilometres (374 miles) wide with an 80-kilometre (50-mile) wide caldera. It towers over even the tallest mountains on Earth, Everest at 8.8 kilometres (5.5 miles) and Mauna Kea (which is 10 kilometres/6.2 miles if measured from the ocean floor), while dwarfing our biggest volcanoes with around 100 times more volume than Hawaii’s Mauna Loa.

The volcanic Tharsis Montes region

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Chirpy cheap Jeep

Jeep’s Cherokee is a willing, tough, mud-plugging tow car for sensible money.

With its ability to tackle California’s legendary Rubicon Trail, Jeep’s Cherokee should be unfazed by even the deepest of potholes on British roads. Introduced in 2001, this second Cherokee was Jeep’s response to the growing demand for small off-road vehicles. Like Land Rover with the Freelander, Jeep couldn’t bring itself to drop its off-road roots, yet for all its ability in the mire, the Cherokee proved itself able, if not outstanding, on the road.

“A lot of buyers use them off road,” says Nick Peace, owner of Jeep

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High-speed passenger ship Project A 145 launched in Zelenodol’sk

August 17. On "Zelenodol'sk plant them. Gorky" a ceremony launching the high-speed passenger ship new generation.

A vessel of 145 is a high-speed passenger ship gliding type, carrying 150 passengers with luggage in the passenger version with a speed of 40 knots at a distance of 200 miles in the coastal marine area in the main engine power 2h1440 kW. Seaworthiness of the vessel allow safe movement at sea state 4.  

The vessel was designed by the A 145, developed by specialists of the St. Petersburg company LLC "Agat Design Bureau". According to the

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On the Oka Shipyard the laying of the keel head tanker project RST27 for Volgotrans

October 20, 2011 at Oka Shipyard keel laying ceremony of the brain tanker project RST27, being built by order of the company "Volgotrans."

Vessels of this type are designed to carry crude oil and petroleum products, including gasoline, without restrictions for flash-point, with the provision of cargo transportation with maintaining a temperature of 60 ° C. Provides simultaneous transport of two kinds of cargo.  

Operation provides to the Russian inland waterways subject to restrictions; marine areas corresponding to restricted navigation area R2 — with a wave height of 3% probability 7.0 m, the distance

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High-speed passenger ship Project A 145 launched in Zelenodol’sk

August 17. On "Zelenodol’sk plant them. Gorky" a ceremony launching the high-speed passenger ship new generation.

A vessel of 145 is a high-speed passenger ship gliding type, carrying 150 passengers with luggage in the passenger version with a speed of 40 knots at a distance of 200 miles in the coastal marine area in the main engine power 2h1440 kW. Seaworthiness of the vessel allow safe movement at sea state 4.  

The vessel was designed by the A 145, developed by specialists of the St. Petersburg company LLC "Agat Design Bureau". According to the

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In 2012, the ships of the Northern Fleet were more than 200,000 nautical miles

In 2012, more than 20 ships of the Northern Fleet (NF) participated in long-distance hikes, leaving the stern of more than 200 thousand nautical miles. As part of combat training the crews of surface ships have performed several hundred combat exercises, including — missile-firing artillery, minefields, worked for combat coordination and interaction with the compounds of ships of other navies in the mezhflotskih groups.

For the first time this year, the ship’s group of the Northern Fleet operated in the northern latitudes of the Arctic Ocean for the first time in the history of the Russian

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