Launching in 2017, or possibly earlier, Cheops
(CHARACTERISING EXOPlanets Satellite) will target nearby, bright stars already known to have planets orbiting around them.
As regards the Cheops
mission, which will operate in a low-Earth orbit at an altitude of 800 kilometres and has a planned mission lifetime of threeand-a-half years, Mr Pollacco said getting the ESA go-ahead out of 26 proposals submitted, was a major achievement and admitted it "took them by surprise".
Table 1 Modified CHEOPS
scoring Item structure Parameter Points Crying None 0 Crying, moaning 1 Screaming 2 Facial expression Smiling 0 Neutral 1 Grimacing 2 Verbal expression Positive 0 None or another complaint 1 Complaining of pain 2 Torso Neutral 0 Squirming, tense, upright 1 Restrained 2 Legs Neutral 0 Kicking, restless foetal position 1 Restrained 2 CHEOPS
=Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario pain scale.
The Egyptian pyramid of Cheops
contains inscriptions describing the amount of garlic consumed by the slaves who built it.
The Pyramids and Nile Cruise begins in Cairo, where clients will stay on the bank of the Nile River in the Ramses Hilton or Cairo Sheraton hotel and visit the Pyramids of Cheops
and Chephren, which have stood for 46 centuries, and the Sphinx.
Built as a tomb for fourth dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu ( Cheops
in Greek) and constructed over a 20 year period, it is two and a half million limestone blocks, weighing six million tons, precisely cut and precisely placed, one on top of the other.
Just two nine-hole courses survived into the Nineties from colonial times, including the Mena House golf course towered over by Giza's Pyramid of Cheops
And the LHC might well be to particle accelerators what Cheops
was to the Egyptian pyramids: a peak.
Its builder, King Cheops
(2589-2566BC), was the second ruler of the Fourth Dynasty, according to Egyptologists.
In these places, reachable by helicopter or via a journey of several days by mule, you can see monumental pyramids, including the Danta Pyramid, the highest of the pre-Colombian world (230 feet) and perhaps the largest in volume in the world (comparable only to the Cheops
Pyramid in Egypt).
The sides and heights of the pyramids of Cheops
and of Sneferu at Gizeh are constructed in the ratio 11:7.
The lesser-visited North Rim loomed in front, as did high mesa tops with mystical names like Shiva Temple, Isis Temple, and Cheops