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Old 16-07-2015, 07:31 PM   #85
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Acerodon JUbatus..

Batman (1/5) Movie CLIP - You Can Call Me JOker..
Mir (Russian: Мир, lit. Peace) was a space station that operated in low Earth orbit from 1986 to 2001, owned by the Soviet Union and later by Russia.. Mir was the first modular space station and was assembled in orbit from 1986 to 1996. It had a greater mass than any previous spacecraft.. Until 21 March 2001 it was the largest satellite in orbit, succeeded by the International Space Station after Mir's orbit decayed.. The station served as a microgravity research laboratory in which crews conducted experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology and spacecraft systems with a goal of developing technologies required for permanent occupation of space..Height 27.5 m (90.2 ft)..Mir was the first continuously inhabited long-term research station in orbit and set the record for the longest continuous human presence in space at 3,644 days until 23 October 2010 when it was surpassed by the ISS.. The station was maintained at an orbit between 296 km (184 mi) and 421 km (262 mi) altitude and traveled at an average speed of 27,700 km/h (17,200 mph), completing 15.7 orbits per day...

Mir in orbit high above the Earth..Reentry 23 March 2001..

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera (from the Greek χείρ - cheir, "hand" and πτερόν - pteron, "wing") whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums, and colugos, can only glide for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their spread-out digits, which are very long and covered with a thin membrane or patagium...Three bat species feed solely on blood: the common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus), the hairy-legged vampire bat (Diphylla ecaudata), and the white-winged vampire bat (Diaemus youngi). All three species are native to the Americas, ranging from Mexico to Brazil, Chile, and Argentina..Although rare, infection of humans by rabies from vampire bat bites has been documented; for example in 2010 4 children in Peru died after being bitten..Bat-borne viruses are transmitted via bat bite and transfer via saliva, as well as aerosolization of salvia, feces, and/or urine. Like rabies virus, newly emerging bat-borne viruses can be transmitted to humans directly by bats.. These include Ebola virus, SARS, and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus..Most victims are not aware of either having been bitten by a bat or exposed to a bat's secretions..Bats invading human living and working spaces will normally offensively attack by biting and urinating on the victim to mark the victim's location... night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.. Maybe we can share one.. You know, they'll be doubling up, the rate this city's inhabitants are losing their minds...

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