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Solar Impulse 2: Solar-powered plane completes historic round-the-world flight

An aircraft powered by solar energy landed in Abu Dhabi early Tuesday after flying 42,000 kilometres around the world without the use of fossil fuels. The Solar Impulse team held a post-landing news conference following the historic flight, which first took off from Abu Dhabi in March 2015 to begin the yearlong journey.

Aircraft completes 16 stops around the globe without using a drop of fuel