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A “ship’s tender” is a small boat (or a larger ship) used to service or support other boats or ships, typically transporting people and supplies to the vessel in question from shore or another ship.

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The Voyager 1 space probe was launched on September 5, 1977 and, after nearly forty years in space, has traveled roughly 20,227,475,000 kilometers (135.7 AU) from Earth–while that may seem like quite a distance, in terms of interstellar travel the hardy little probe has only traveled ~19 light hours, not quite a full light day, and certainly nowhere close to a light year.

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The Atacama Desert, stretching through Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina, is the driest non-polar desert on Earth–it receives approximately half an inch of precipitation a year on average and the driest sections of it receive a tenth of an inch or less in a year’s time.

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