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I want to fly like an eagle to the sea.....
fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me.

Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft is rolled out by train on its way to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft is rolled out by train on its way to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.Courtesy NASA/Carla Cioffi
As a brand new year approaches, It's the time for making year-end lists, so here's Space.com's contribution for 2011. Russia's TMA-03M Soyuz spacecraft (pictured at right) blasted off just today - December 21 - with three astronauts aboard and headed for the International Space Station. It wasn't included in this year's list. Cool photo nonetheless.

Many environmentally friendly buildings use solar panels to generate power and large windows for natural light. However, these reflective or transparent materials are deadly to migrating birds which crash into them and die. In Georgia, professor John Wegner has convinced Emory University to cover its new math and science center with netting during the migrating season to protect the birds.