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Arkenor on May 2nd, 2008

Cerro Paranal, home of ESO’s Very Large Telescope, is certainly one of the best astronomical sites on the planet. Stunning images, obtained by ESO staff at Paranal, of the green and blue flashes, as well as of the so-called ‘Gegenschein’, are real cases in point. The Earth’s atmosphere is a gigantic prism that disperses sunlight. [...]

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Arkenor on December 16th, 2007

A Cardiff University archaeology team has recreated a 3,000-year-old glass furnace, showing that Ancient Egyptian glassmaking methods were much more sophisticated than thought previously. Dr Paul Nicholson, of the University’s School of History and Archaeology, is leader of an Egypt Exploration Society team working on the earliest fully excavated glassmaking site in the world. The [...]

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