Daily Archives: May 9, 2009

Toda People of India

The Toda people are a small pastoral community who live on the isolated Nilgiri plateau of Southern India. Prior to the late eighteenth century, the Toda coexisted locally with other communities, including the Badaga, Kota, and Kuruba, in a loose … Continue reading

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Fierce California wildfire burns into fourth night

A California wildfire burned for a fourth day on Friday above the seaside town of Santa Barbara as firefighters battled flames that have damaged or destroyed 80 homes. 3,500 homes and about 100 businesses remained in immediate jeopardy from the … Continue reading

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Ring-side view of Saturn

This is Saturn’s northern hemisphere against its nested rings. This view from the Cassini spacecraft looks toward the unilluminated side of the rings from about 30 degrees above the ringplane. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the … Continue reading

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