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The Mallorcan was the sole Spanish candidature presented this year. A Committee reviews until the next June 29 35 nominations of natural, cultural and mixed sites that aspire to be world heritage sites. The natural landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana of Mallorca has entered a part of the list of the world heritage, as reported by sources of UNESCO. The Committee of world heritage, which took the decision Monday, examines up to the next on June 29 in Paris 35 nominations of natural sites, cultural and mixed that aspire to be world heritage sites. The Mallorcan was the sole Spanish candidature submitted this year to the Committee, which began its work on June 19, and was included in the category of cultural landscape. Excellent preservation of the footprints left by different civilizations that crossed its territory until today was one of the values highlighted in the voluminous dossier of presentation, which unveiled the Director general of fine arts of the Ministry of culture of Spain, Maria Angeles Albert de Leon.

Their new Spanish site’s world heritage values has a central area that stretches 30.745 hectares of the Balearic Islands saw and covers such as Banyalbufar and Deia emblematic locations. It also includes a so-called area of damping, which has an extension of 52.760 hectares of land and maritime 25.857. The great richness of the vegetation and the fauna of the place, plus the landscape value of the saw, the villages that are in it and also the fincas, the possessions; as well as the religious centres, maritime heritage, customs, traditional ways of life and their values ethnographic and artistic, conformed the candidacy. Considered the natural space of greater cultural and landscape value of the island, this Balearic saw and its cultural landscape are also an exceptional example of Mediterranean agricultural landscape, as it combines the irrigation of Islamic origin from hydraulic systems with systems of cultivation of the olive and the vine of Christian origin. The new world heritage site managed a great support citizen and also received the impulse of famous foreign lovers of Mallorca, as the singer Patti Smith and actor Michael Douglas, who joined the campaign moves a finger by Serra, driven by the Consell de Mallorca. Source of the news: the Serra de Tramuntana in Mallorca, declared World Heritage site by UNESCO

Chondrites

The trip of the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa could not have been more rough, dotted with errors and uncertainties, but eventually returned and achieved its goal of bringing samples obtained on the asteroid Itokawa to Earth. That it had managed to bring some extraterrestrial genuinamente it was revealed shortly after the descent of the capsule in Australia in June of last year, but the results of the exhaustive analysis of the samples are now known. The main conclusion of the scientists is that particles of rock of the Itokawa of type S are identical to the majority of meteorites called Chondrites that fall on the ground, or other words that Chondrites are chunks of rocky asteroids type S. Chondrites are the most primitive solar system objects, so these asteroids should be authentic records of the history of the early days of the Sun and the planets. Source of the news:: the first samples brought from an asteroid are as meteorites