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Exploration is the act of searching or traveling for the purpose of discovery, e.g. of unknown regions, including space (space exploration), for oil, gas, coal, ores, caves, water (Mineral exploration or prospecting), or information. Exploration in information and spiritual age also involves the act of searching for uncommon knowledge or seeking the unknown metaphysical spiritual realms of consciousness, cyberspace or noosphere. Look up explorer in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Searching is the act of trying to find something or someone. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA)[1] Outer space, sometimes simply called space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... Space exploration is the physical exploration of outer space, both by human spaceflights and by robotic spacecraft. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - creator of the process of refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... Gas phase particles (atoms, molecules, or ions) move around freely Gas is one of the four major states of matter, consisting of freely moving atoms or molecules without a definite shape and without a definite volume. ... Coal Example chemical structure of coal Coal (pronounced ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... For other uses, see Ore (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cave (disambiguation). ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... Mineral exploration is the process undertaken by companies, partnerships or corporations in the endeavour of finding ore (commercially viable concentrations of minerals) to mine. ... Prospecting is the physical search for minerals, fossils, precious metals or mineral specimens, and is also known as fossicking. ... The ASCII codes for the word Wikipedia represented in binary, the numeral system most commonly used for encoding computer information. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Consciousness is a quality of the mind generally regarded to comprise qualities such as subjectivity, self-awareness, sentience, sapience, and the ability to perceive the relationship between oneself and ones environment. ... The noosphere can be seen as the sphere of human thought being derived from the Greek νους (nous) meaning mind in the style of atmosphere and biosphere. In the original theory of Vernadsky, the noosphere is the third in a succession of phases of development of the Earth, after the geosphere...


The term can also be used to describe the first flying burritos of people from one culture into the geographical and cultural environment of others. Although exploration has existed as long as human beings, its peak is seen as being during the Age of Discovery when European navigators travelled around the world discovering new lands and cultures. See also: Age of Sail and Afro-Asiatic age of discovery For the computer wargame, Age of Discovery, see Global Diplomacy. ...


In scientific research, exploration is one of three purposes of research (the other two being description and explanation). Exploration is the attempt to develop an initial, rough understanding of some phenomenon. A scientific method or process is considered fundamental to the scientific investigation and acquisition of new knowledge based upon physical evidence. ... An explanation is a statement which points to causes, context, and consequences of some object, process, state of affairs, etc. ... For other uses, see Phenomena (disambiguation). ...

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Pytheas (Πυθέας(Pitheas), ca. ... Thule as Tile on the Carta Marina by Olaus Magnus. ... The Shetland Islands, also called Shetland (archaically spelled Zetland) formerly called Hjaltland, comprise one of 32 council areas of Scotland. ... For other uses, see Erik the Red (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Viking (disambiguation). ... Close up of Leif in front of Hallgrímskirkja, in Reykjavík, Iceland. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Friar Julian was one of a group of Hungarian Dominican monks who, in 1235, left Hungary in order to find those Magyars who — according to the chronicles — remained in the eastern homeland. ... Laudare, Benedicere, Praedicare (Praise, Bless, Preach) Saint Dominic saw the need for a new type of organization to address the needs of his time, one that would bring the dedication and systematic education of the older monastic orders to bear on the religious problems of the burgeoning population of cities... Marco Polo (September 15, 1254[1] – January 9, 1324 at earliest but no later than June 1325[2]) was a Venetian trader and explorer who gained fame for his worldwide travels, recorded in the book Il Milione (The Million or The Travels of Marco Polo). ... It has been suggested that Travelling route of Ibn Batuta be merged into this article or section. ... Berbers are the indigenous peoples of North Africa west of the Nile Valley. ... A modern illustration of Zheng He, by an unidentified artist. ... John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto; fl. ... Motto Dieu et mon droit(French) God and my right Territory of the Kingdom of England Capital Winchester; London from 11th century Language(s) Old English (de facto, until 1066) Anglo-Norman language (de jure, 1066 - 15th century) English (de facto, gradually replaced French from late 13th century) Government Monarchy... Bartolomeu Dias turning the Cape of Good Hope Bartolomeu Dias (pron. ... For other uses, see Cape of Good Hope (disambiguation). ... Christopher Columbus (1451 – May 20, 1506) was a navigator and colonialist who is one of the first Europeans to discover the Americas, after the Vikings. ... Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454 - February 22, 1512) was an Italian merchant, explorer and cartographer. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Juan Ponce de León (c. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... For other uses, see Fountain of Youth (disambiguation). ... Piri Reis (originally Hadji Muhammad) was an Ottoman admiral born around 1465, in Gallipoli on the Dardanelles. ... Look up Ottoman, ottoman in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Pedro Álvares (about 1467 – about 1520), pron. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Vasco da Gama (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cape of Good Hope (disambiguation). ... Vasco Núñez De Balboa (1475–January 15, 1519) was a Spanish explorer, governor, and conquistador. ... “Pizarro” redirects here. ... For other meanings of Inca, see Inca (disambiguation). ... Juan Sebastián Elcano Juan Sebastián Elcano statue in Guetaria For the Spanish training ship, see Juan Sebastián Elcano (Spanish ship). ... “Round the world” redirects here. ... For the Presidential railcar named Ferdinand Magellan, see Ferdinand Magellan Railcar. ... “Round the world” redirects here. ... A map of the Strait of Magellan The Strait of Magellan is a navigable sea route immediately south of mainland Chile, South America and north of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. ... Giovanni da Verrazzano (c. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... Hernán(do) Cortés Pizarro, 1st Marqués del Valle de Oaxaca (1485–December 2, 1547) was the conquistador who became famous for leading the military expedition that initiated the Spanish Conquest of Mexico. ... Aztec is a term used to refer to certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who achieved political and military dominance over large parts of Mesoamerica in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, a period referred to as the Late post-Classic... For other uses, see Jacques Cartier (disambiguation). ... For the Peruvian economist, see Hernando de Soto (economist). ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Coronado Sets Out to the North, by Frederic Remington, 1861-1909 Francisco Vázquez de Coronado (ca. ... This article is about the Elizabethan naval commander. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... “Round the world” redirects here. ... Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa (1532 - 1592) was a Spanish explorer, author, historian, astronomer, scientist, and humanist. ... Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira. ... Pedro Fernandes de Queirós (1565 - 1614), also known in English as Pedro Fernández de Quirós, was a Portuguese seaman and explorer. ... Luiz Váez de Torres, Portuguese seaman, remembered chiefly because the Torres Strait separating Australia from Papua New Guinea is named for him. ... No portrait of Hudson is known to be in existence. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... Labrador (also Coast of Labrador) is a region of Atlantic Canada. ... New York Harbor, the outflow for Hudson River, is sometimes called Hudsons Bay. Hudson Bay, Canada. ... A portrait attributed to Vitus Bering (according to modern data, his uncles portrait) Vitus Jonassen Bering (also, less correctly, Behring) (August 1681–December 19, 1741) was a Danish-born navigator in the service of the Russian Navy, a captain-komandor known among the Russian sailors as Ivan Ivanovich. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... This article is about the British explorer. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Lapérouse by François Rude (1784-1855), in 1828 Lapérouse Jean François Galaup, comte (count) de La Pérouse (August 23, 1741 – 1788) was a French naval officer and explorer whose expedition vanished in Oceania. ... Alessandro Malaspina (also found as Alexandro and Alejandro) (1754 - 1810) was a Spanish naval officer and explorer. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Motto (Latin) Further Beyond Anthem  1(Spanish) Royal March Spain() – on the European continent() – in the European Union() Capital (and largest city) Madrid Official languages Spanish2 Demonym Spanish, Spaniard Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Head of State King Juan Carlos I  -  President of the Government Formation 15th century   -  Dynastic union 1516   -  Unification... For other persons named Alexander Mackenzie, see Alexander Mackenzie (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Northwest Passage (disambiguation). ... “Lewis and Clark” redirects here. ... An 1859 portrait of Alexander von Humboldt by the artist Julius Schrader, showing Mount Chimborazo in the background. ... Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809) was an American explorer, soldier, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Corps of Discovery, whose mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase. ... “Lewis and Clark” redirects here. ... For the musical, see Louisiana Purchase (musical) and Louisiana Purchase (film). ... The Pacific Northwest from space The Pacific Northwest, abbreviated PNW, or PacNW is a region in the northwest of North America. ... Charles Wilkes Charles Wilkes (April 3, 1798 – February 8, 1877) was an American naval officer and explorer. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 4 May 1873) was a Scottish Presbyterian pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and explorer in central Africa. ... Victoria Falls entrance At lower water levels, more of the First Gorge can be seen. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... Sir Henry Morton Stanley, also known in the Congo as Bula Matari (Breaker of Rocks or, alternatively, Sledge Hammer) , born John Rowlands (January 28, 1841 – May 10, 1904), was a journalist and explorer famous for his exploration of Africa and his search for David Livingstone. ... Fridtjof Nansen Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (born October 10, 1861 in Store Frøen, near Christiania - died May 13, 1930 in Lysaker, outside Oslo) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... This article is about the profession. ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ... Fram (Forward) was a ship used in expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic regions by the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, Oscar Wisting, and Roald Amundsen between 1893 and 1912. ... For other uses, see North Pole (disambiguation). ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... Fridtjof Nansen Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen (born October 10, 1861 in Store Frøen, near Christiania - died May 13, 1930 in Lysaker, outside Oslo) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat. ... Fram (Forward) was a ship used in expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic regions by the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, Oscar Wisting, and Roald Amundsen between 1893 and 1912. ... Fram (Forward) was a ship used in expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic regions by the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, Oscar Wisting, and Roald Amundsen between 1893 and 1912. ... Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (July 16, 1872 – c. ... Greek ἀνταρκτικός, opposite the arctic) is a continent surrounding the Earths South Pole. ... Popular Northwest Passage routes through the Canadian archipelago This article describes the route through the Canadian Arctic. ... Hiram Bingham, formally Hiram Bingham III, (19 November 1875 – 6 June 1956) was an American academic, explorer and politician. ... Captain Robert Bartlett Captain Robert Bartlett Captain Robert Abram Bartlett was a notable ice navigator and Arctic explorer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. ... Knud Johan Victor Rasmussen (June 7, 1879–December 21, 1933) was a Greenlandic polar explorer and anthropologist. ... See Anthropology. ... For other uses, see Northwest Passage (disambiguation). ... Dog sled A dog sled (or dogsled) is a sled pulled by one or more dogs used to travel over ice and through snow. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Royal Geographical Society is a British learned society founded in 1830 with the name Geographical Society of London for the advancement of geographical science, under the patronage of King William IV. It absorbed the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa (founded by Sir Joseph... Jebel Uweinat (1934 m; ‎ mountain of sourcelets; also spelled Auenat, Ouenat, Ouinat, Owainat, Oweinat, Uwaynat, Uweinat, Uwenat, Uweynat etc. ... Colonel Noel Andrew Croft DSO OBE Polar Medal (November 30, 1906) - (June 26, 1998) was a member of the Special Operations Executive in the Second World War and apparently one of the inspirations for James Bond; an explorer, holding the longest self-sustaining journey in the Guinness Book of Records... Edmund Hillary on the New Zealand 5 dollar note Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, KG, ONZ, KBE (born July 20, 1919) is a New Zealand mountaineer and explorer, most famous for the first successful climb of Mount Everest. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Tenzing Norgay (May 1914 – 9 May 1986), often referred to as Sherpa Tenzing, was a Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... This article is about the former American astronaut. ... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ... This article is about modern humans. ... This article is about Earths moon. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... “Gagarin” redirects here. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... CCCP redirects here. ... U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA)[1] Outer space, sometimes simply called space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Dr. Robert D. Ballard Robert Duane Ballard, Ph. ... For other uses, see Titanic (disambiguation). ... Reinhold Messner (born September 17, 1944) is an Italian mountaineer and explorer, often cited [1] as the greatest mountain climber of all time, noted for making the first solo ascents of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and for being the first climber to ascend all fourteen eight-thousanders (peaks over... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frank Cole (1954-2000) was an award winning Canadian documentary filmmaker, avid surfer who became the first north american to cross the Sahara alone on samel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A life extensionist is a person who applies methods and technologies of life extension (LE) to retarding his own aging and to prolonging his own life. ...

Exploration by area

The Arabian Peninsula, much of which now comprises the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has always held a mysterious attraction for European explorers. ... This article attempts to list every significant event in the history of the European exploration of Asia. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The European exploration of Australia encompasses several waves of seafarers and land explorers. ... The higher region of the Alps were long left to the exclusive attention of the men of the adjoining valleys, even when Alpine travellers (as distinguished from Alpine climbers) began to visit these valleys. ... The exploration of Mercury has taken only a minor role in the space interests of the world. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Computer-generated image of one of the two Mars Exploration Rovers which touched down on Mars in 2004. ...

See also

See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... BSES Expeditions is a youth development charity based in the United Kingdom. ... The so-called Age of Exploration was a period from the early 15th century and continuing into the early 17th century, during which European ships were traveled around the world to search for new trading routes and partners to feed burgeoning capitalism in Europe. ... Inside the cave at Cave Stream, New Zealand Caving is the recreational sport of exploring caves. ... The goals of the Degree Confluence Project are to visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersections on Earth, and post photographs of each location on the World Wide Web. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Ocean exploration is a part of oceanography describing more generally the exploration of ocean surfaces. ... Polar exploration Polar Explorers Roald Amundsen Robert Falcon Scott Robert Peary Fridtjof Nansen Category: ... Space exploration is the physical exploration of outer space, both by human spaceflights and by robotic spacecraft. ... An urban explorer stands near the outfall of a muffin shaped brick and concrete storm drain, under Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... This list of explorers is sorted by surname. ... Mineral exploration is the process undertaken by companies, partnerships or corporations in the endeavour of finding ore (commercially viable concentrations of minerals) to mine. ...

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NOAA Ocean Explorer: Explorations (2813 words)
Russian-U.S. Arctic Census 2004 (July-August) A team of U.S. and Russian scientists embarked on an exploration of the Bering and Chukchi Seas, an area thought be particularly sensitive to global climate change.
Islands in the Stream 2002 (July - August) was a mission to characterize deep reef habitats along the continental shelf break and slope from the eastern coast of Florida to North Carolina - an area known as the 'South Atlantic Bight'.
Hudson Canyon (August - September) An exploration team mapped a significant portion of the slope and rise to the east and west of the Hudson Canyon, off New York and New Jersey.
University of Maine, Academic and Career Exploration Program (551 words)
Undecided students who are also invited to join the Honors College are welcome to apply to Explorations for admission rather than to one of the baccalaureate degree colleges at the University of Maine.
Explorations Honor students will be given the opportunity to assess their abilities, interests, and goals while investigating the University’s various degree programs and numerous resources.
Students who are offered admission to Explorations rather than to their first choice of college or major are encouraged to take full advantage of this admission opportunity.
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