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May 10 2011

Magellan’s Nightmare

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geodesy: a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the determination of the size and shape of the earth and the exact positions of points on its surface and with the description of variations of its gravity field. – Merriam Webster’s Dictionary Only 18 men out of 237 survived Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe. Magellan was …

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