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GOOD MORNING ALL OF YOU LOVELY UFOCASEBOOKERS
New interactive map reveals Tim Peake’s best views of Earth from space
By Hazel Plush, Travel writer 17 June 2016 • 10:19am
Major Tim Peake has circled the planet a staggering 2,800 times during his six months on the International Space Station. Unsurprisingly, his photos are amazing – and to celebrate his return to Earth this weekend they’ve been transformed into an interactive map.
Click on the dots to see Tim Peake’s views from the International Space Station – a perspective unlike any other, and guaranteed to give you serious travel envy. The map was produced by Esri UK, a mapping software specialist.
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There’s a Huge UFO Archive Hiding in These Swedish Apartment Cellars
And it's surprisingly low-key.
by Lara Andersson June 16, 2016
The industrial Swedish town of Norrköping, nestled along an inlet of the Baltic Sea, was once known for its booming textile industry. Now, decades after outsourcing muffled the city’s industrial buzz, Norrköping is known primarily as a quiet student town, dotted with repurposed factories and the snaking waterways that interweave them.
In such surroundings, it seems strange to find the world’s largest open UFO archive. Yet there it is, just a five-minute tram ride from the city center.
The Archives for the Unexplained, formerly known as The UFO Archives, are scattered throughout 10 storage facilities in the housing quarters of Ljura, a neighborhood in the city's south. These facilities are located in the cellars of colorful, structural-functionalist apartment complexes.
As co-founder and administrative manager Anders Liljegren gives me a tour of the first storage unit, we cross paths with several young students exiting the apartment’s double-doors. Do they realize that century-old collections dedicated to the obscure and unexplained reside just beneath their feet? “Most likely not,” Liljegren laughs when I ask him. “They probably think we’re doing a really bad job of hiding a drug operation or something when we bring huge boxes to the units.”
Though the Archives for the Unexplained now boasts over 20,000 collections of animalistic phenomena from all around the world, it had very humble, local beginnings. It all started in 1973 when Anders and his two friends Hakan Blomqvist and Kjell Jonsson founded the Work Group for Ufology, a predecessor to the UFO Archives. Curious about unexplainable objects in the sky, the then 23-year-old and his colleagues ran a library out of their student apartments, hoping to create a dialogue about UFOs in Scandinavia. Over time the library expanded and the group officially became known as the Archives for UFO Research in January of 1980.