A lightweight Vega launcher raced into space from French Guiana on Tuesday night, boosting a European-built satellite into a 466-mile-high polar orbit with a high-resolution telescope to survey cities, natural resources, and disasters for Kazakh government authorities. http://spaceflightnow.com/vega/vv03/140429launch/
In the 1820s, the Bavarian astronomer Franz von Paula Gruithuisen claimed to have glimpsed entire cities on the moon with his telescope. He wrote that the “lunarians” who lived there had built sophisticated buildings, roads and forts. Most of his colleagues scoffed at his assertion, but he eventually got a small lunar crater named after him.
La Catedral was the "prison" Escobar built for himself, just outside Medellín, in a deal with Colombian authorities. Dubbed as 'Hotel Escobar', it featured a spa, football pitch, giant doll house for his daughter, bar and discotheque, Jacuzzi and waterfall. There was even a telescope so Pablo could look down on his city to his family's home so he could see his daughter while talking to her on the phone.
'Helmos Observatory Dome With Milky Way' by Theofanis Matsopoulos (TWAN)