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Independent, The (London) , Aug 28, 2006 by Clifford Coonan reports

Solid as a warrior of the Caledonii tribe, the man's hair is reddish brown flecked with grey, framing high cheekbones, a long nose, full lips and a ginger beard. When he lived three thousand years ago, he stood six feet tall, and was buried wearing a red twill tunic and tartan leggings. He looks like a Bronze Age European. In fact, he's every inch a Celt. Even his DNA says so.

But this is no early Celt from central Scotland. This is the mummified corpse of Cherchen Man, unearthed from the scorched sands of the Taklamakan Desert in the far-flung region of Xinjiang in western China, and now housed in a new museum in the provincial capital of Urumqi. In the language spoken by the local Uighur people in Xinjiang, "Taklamakan" means: "You come in and never come out."

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太空中是否還有類似地球的行星?答案或許未來幾年便可揭曉。美國國家航空暨太空總署(NASA)的喀卜勒(Kepler)太空望遠鏡本週發射升空,進行NASA首次尋找類地球行星的任務。

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