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  • Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese explorer who led the first expedition to travel around the world.

Geography Ferdinand Magellan, see Ferdinand Magellan Railcar. ...

Astronomy A true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite image, the entire Strait is visible A map of the Strait of Magellan The Strait of Magellan is a navigable route immediately south of mainland Chile, South America and north of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. ... Magallanes y Antártica Chilena Region is the southernmost, largest and second least populated region of Chile. ... City of Punta Arenas Punta Arenas in Tierra del Fuego Sunrise view of the Strait of magellan Punta Arenas is the main city on the Strait of Magellan and the capital of the Región de Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile, and depending on the definition of city... City of Punta Arenas Punta Arenas in Tierra del Fuego Sunrise view of the Strait of magellan Punta Arenas is the main city on the Strait of Magellan and the capital of the Región de Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena, Chile, and depending on the definition of city...

Biology Magellans Cross in Cebu City. ... Magellan spacecraft at Kennedy Space Center The Magellan spacecraft carried out a mission from 1989-1994, orbiting Venus from 1990-1994. ... The Magellan Telescopes are 6. ... The Giant Magellan Telescope is a ground-based telescope planned for completion in 2016. ... The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC for short) is a dwarf galaxy that orbits our own galaxy, the Milky Way. ... The Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) is a dwarf galaxy[1] in orbit around the Milky Way Galaxy. ...

Financial and commercial Binomial name Spheniscus magellanicus (Forster, 1781) The Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) is a South American penguin, breeding in coastal Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands, with some migrating to Brazil. ... Binomial name Campephilus magellanicus (King, 1828) The Magellanic Woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus) is a very large woodpecker resident to Chile along the Andes, and to some parts of South-Western Argentina. ...

  • Lotus Magellan, a file manager software.
  • The Magellan Fund, a mutual fund offered by Fidelity Investments.
  • The Magellan Guides, a producer of online travel guides
  • Magellan Navigation Inc, a maker of GPSr equipment.

Misc. Lotus Magellan was a groundbreaking piece of software in the late 1980s from the company that popularized the 1-2-3 spreadsheet on the PC (following initial success by Dan Bricklins VisiCalc on the Apple II). ... Fidelity Magellan Fund (FMAGX) The Magellan fund is perhaps the world’s best known actively managed mutual fund. ... Magellan Navigation, Inc. ...


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Magellan probe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1648 words)
Magellan was the first planetary spacecraft to be launched by a space shuttle when it was carried aloft by the shuttle Atlantis from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 4, 1989, on a mission designated STS-30.
Magellan's initial orbit was highly elliptical, taking it as close as 294 kilometres (182 miles) from Venus and as far away as 8,543 km (5,296 mi).
Magellan was powered by two square solar panels, each measuring 2.5 m (8.2 ft) on a side; together they supplied 1,200 watts of power (100 watt per m²).
Ferdinand Magellan - definition of Ferdinand Magellan in Encyclopedia (2394 words)
Magellan was born in a stone farmhouse in Sabrosa, near Vila Real, in the province of Trás-dos-Montes of north Portugal.
Magellan died in the Philippines on April 27 in the Battle of Mactan against indigenous forces led by Lapu-Lapu.
Magellan's expedition was the first to circumnavigate the globe and the first to navigate the strait in South America connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
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