Greenland

Greenland (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat [kaˈlaːɬit ˈnunaːt]; Danish: Grønland [ˈɡ̊ʁɶnˌlanˀ]) is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and Denmark, the colonial powers, as well as the nearby island of Iceland) for more than a millennium. In 2008, the people of Greenland passed a referendum supporting greater autonomy; 75% of votes cast were in favour. Greenland is the world's largest island, over three-quarters of which is covered by the only permanent ice sheet outside of Antarctica. With a population of about 56,480 (2013), it is the least densely populated country in the world.

Greenland has been inhabited off and on for at least the last 4,500 years by Arctic peoples whose forebears migrated there from what is now Canada.Norsemen settled the uninhabited southern part of Greenland beginning in the 10th century, and Inuit peoples arrived in the 13th century. The Norse colonies disappeared in the late 15th century. In the early 18th century, Scandinavia and Greenland came back into contact with each other, and Denmark-Norway affirmed sovereignty over the island.

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U.S. Sen. Shaheen: Seacoast benefiting from millions in new investments

Fosters 15 May 2022
As we come out of the pandemic and battle inflation, investing in our communities and creating jobs are key to our economic recovery. Job creation is a priority as I work in the U.S ... That includes funding for new radios for police in Durham and Strafford County and new body cameras for Exeter and Greenland police ... Senator. ....
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Project captures Milky Way black hole

Taipei Times 13 May 2022
The EHT project, established in 2017, is a global network of radio telescopes — including the Greenland Telescope, the Submillimeter Array (SMA) in Hawaii and the ALMA telescope in Chile — which function together as one large telescope....
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Astronomers capture first image of supermassive black hole at our galaxy's center

Finger Lakes Times 13 May 2022
The image, unveiled Thursday, was captured by a network of eight radio observatories at six locations around the world ... "It's really exciting." ... In place of that logistical impossibility, the Event Horizon Telescope collects data via eight radio observatories in Greenland, Antarctica, and six other locations in between, synchronized to atomic clocks....

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