NASA’s Twin Grail Spacecraft Reunite in Lunar Orbit

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From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | 10:39 am 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News The second of NASA’s two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft has successfully completed its planned main engine burn and is now in lunar orbit. Working together, GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B will study the moon as never before. “NASA greets the new year with a new mission of exploration,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “The twin GRAIL spacecraft will vastly expand our knowledge of our moon and the evolution of our own planet. We begin this year reminding people around the world that NASA does big, bold things in order to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown.”GRAIL-B achieved lunar orbit at 2:43 p.m. PST (5:43 p.m. EST) today. GRAIL-A successfully completed its burn yesterday at 2 p.m. PST (5 p.m. EST). The insertion maneuvers placed the spacecraft into a near-polar, elliptical orbit with an orbital period of approximately 11.5 hours. Over the coming weeks, the GRAIL team will execute a series of burns with each spacecraft to reduce their orbital period to just under two hours. At the start of the science phase in March 2012, the two GRAILs will be in a near-polar, near-circular orbit with an altitude of about 34 miles (55 kilometers).During GRAIL’s science mission, the two spacecraft will transmit radio signal precisely defining the distance between them. As they fly over areas of greater and lesser gravity caused by visible features such as mountains and craters, and masses hidden beneath the lunar surface, the distance between the two spacecraft will change slightly.Scientists will translate this information into a high-resolution map of the moon’s gravitational field. The data will allow scientists to understand what goes on below the lunar surface. This information will increase knowledge of how Earth and its rocky neighbors in the inner solar system developed into the diverse worlds we see today.Each spacecraft carries a small camera called GRAIL MoonKAM (Moon Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) with the sole purpose of education and public outreach. The MoonKAM program is led by Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, and her team at Sally Ride Science in collaboration with undergraduate students at the University of California in San Diego.GRAIL MoonKAM will engage middle schools across the country in the GRAIL mission and lunar exploration. Thousands of fifth- to eighth-grade students will select target areas on the lunar surface and send requests to the GRAIL MoonKAM Mission Operations Center in San Diego. Photos of the target areas will be sent back by the GRAIL satellites for students to study.A student contest that began in October 2011 also will choose new names for the spacecraft. The new names are scheduled to be announced in January 2012. Ride and Maria Zuber, the mission’s principal investigator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, chaired the final round of judging.NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, manages the GRAIL mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. The GRAIL mission is part of the Discovery Program managed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver built the spacecraft. JPL is a division of the Çalifornia Institute of Technology in Pasadena.For more information about GRAIL, visit: Â http://www.nasa.gov/grailInformation about MoonKAM is available online at: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/grail/education.cfm More Cool Stufflast_img read more

City Officials Report New Coronavirus Deaths Two Days in a Row, New Cases Spike

first_img Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week For the first time in nearly two months local health officials reported Coronavirus deaths on back-to-back days.In total, 1,083 people have been infected with the virus in Pasadena and 86 people have died.The increase in numbers came as county officials announced that visitation can resume at nursing facilities with some restrictions.Family and friends can visit their loved ones at facilities that have not had any new COVID-19 infections for 28 days.“It’s highly unlikely that you’ll see relaxing across the board at all of the (skilled nursing facilities) given the fact that they do need to be 28 days out with no new cases,” said County Health Director Barbara Ferrer. “But visitors with fever or COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter into a facility. Visitors are going to need to practice distancing of at least six feet. Everyone will need to wear their face mask at all times and signs will be posted with additional rules at each of the facilities and shared with visitors.”The announcement came the same day that county health officials reported a record-high single-day number of coronavirus cases.On Wednesday 2,129 new cases and 34 deaths were reported for Los Angeles county.According to Ferrer those social distancing and face mask requirements are also important for all residents to remember as they move about in public and visit reopened businesses.Ferrer also indicated there could be movement this week allowing nail salons to reopen.“We are working very closely with the board (of supervisors) to assess the options on the reopening. We hope that we’ll be able to share more information … as early as tomorrow about where we continue and how we continue on our recovery journey.“… There is an obligation on every business that’s open at this point to really adhere to the guidance and the protocols and directives that are out there about how to make sure that your facility offers as much safety as possible to both your workers, to your customers and to residents.”Ferrer noted Monday that county inspectors had visited 2,000 restaurants over the weekend, and half of them were out of compliance with operating protocols. HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News City Officials Report New Coronavirus Deaths Two Days in a Row, New Cases Spike One additional death reported on Wednesday STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 3:41 pm Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 26 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.last_img read more

Mast would be higher than Ireland’s tallest building

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Previous article“Every breath is a struggle” – Bereaved fatherNext articleDerry driver selected for Hyundai Junior Team News Highland center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Mast would be higher than Ireland’s tallest building The Gweebarra Conservation Group is urging people in the area to object to a planning application for a Wind Measuring Mast in the area.A planning application in the name of Cork based company Brookfield Renewable Ireland Ltd was lodged with Donegal County Council in December for a 100 metre mast at Clougheracullion.The application describes the proposed development as a temporary 100 metre meteorological mast for the purpose of measuring local climate conditions and collecting meteorological data.It would be in situ for up to two years.Conservation group spokesperson Patricia Sharkey says this would be higher than the tallest building in Ireland………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pshark3pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The planning application can be viewed HERE Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – January 28, 2020 last_img read more

Men in black? Dark shadows? Trump hits full conspiracy theory mode

first_imgOn Tuesday, he told reporters about an “entire plane filled up with the looters, the anarchists, the rioters.”The president then teased: “I’ll see if I can get that information for you.”He didn’t.But distinct similarities emerged between Trump’s plot and a conspiracy theory about airborne leftist provocateurs circulating on Facebook earlier this summer, prompting US media to ask if that was his supposedly secret source. Topics : Eight weeks before the US election, President Donald Trump is hurtling down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories filled with black-clad saboteurs, “dark shadows,” the deep state, QAnon, and claims that he is victim of a coup and/or plans to rig the polls.The Republican’s latest story is that a planeload of agitators deployed to disrupt his party convention in Washington last week — or something like that.”We had somebody get on a plane from a certain city this weekend and in the plane it was almost completely loaded with thugs wearing these dark uniforms, black uniforms, with gear and this and that,” he told Fox News on Monday. Election rigging The men in black and “shadows” narratives are just two threads in a Trump tapestry depicting his presidency as besieged by an unidentifiable “deep state” seeking to wreck his first term and fixing the election to ensure he doesn’t get a second.He characterizes official probes into his relations with Russia — which US law enforcement has repeatedly accused of working to boost Trump’s 2016 election chances — as a “hoax” and a “coup.” Almost daily, he claims that increased mail-in voting, due to the coronavirus pandemic, is a gambit to “rig” the November election against him.The scale of the claims, made without evidence, is not far off the viral QAnon conspiracy theory that has been bubbling under the surface ever since early in the Trump presidency.QAnon posits that an anonymous, high-level government insider codenamed Q is heroically working to expose an anti-Trump cabal which is somehow also running an international Satanic pedophile child-trafficking ring and controlling the world.Q has ever-growing numbers of supporters both online and in real life, including among members of the public who come out to cheer Trump at rallies or other events. A Republican QAnon believer, Marjorie Taylor Greene, just won selection to run for a congressional safe seat in Georgia.Trump, who heartily congratulated Greene, is doing nothing to tamp down Q fever.”It is gaining in popularity,” Trump said approvingly last month. “They like me very much.”Rich Hanley, a professor at Quinnipiac University’s School of Communications, says Trump reflects — and profits from — a society ever more lost in the smoke and mirrors of the internet.”He may be an outlier among presidents, but not among a growing number of conspiracy theory loving Americans,” Hanley said.And with presidential election results potentially coming out only days after the polls close, due to much greater use of mail-in voting, paranoia and rumor-mongering is likely poised to hit an all-time high.”It will be the Woodstock of conspiracy theories regardless of who wins, because this sort of fiction is so embedded now in the alternate reality of millions of people,” Hanley said. Fact checking has become an industry in the age of Trump. Keeping up, though, is impossible.In the same Fox interview, Trump said that Biden, who leads in many polls ahead of the November 3 vote, is a puppet controlled by “people that you’ve never heard of, people that are in the dark shadows.””Sounds like a conspiracy theory,” the Fox interviewer, Laura Ingraham, said.”They’re people you haven’t heard of,” Trump repeated.last_img read more

Jagielka backs Fellaini

first_img The previous week the Belgium international was booed off in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Wigan and there has been speculation all season about his future at the club. However, Jagielka insists there should be no doubts about the 25-year-old’s determination to do his best for the Toffees, and told the Liverpool Echo: “He had a painful ankle problem before the City game and he could have milked it and missed the game before disappearing off on international week but he was desperate to play.” Everton defender Phil Jagielka believes Marouane Fellaini’s commitment to the club cannot be questioned after the midfielder played through injury in last weekend’s win over Manchester City. Press Associationcenter_img He added: “He strapped himself up and put in a great performance. You cannot question his commitment. “Felli has taken all the beatings for us throughout the season and he will feel sometimes like the world is against him. Sometimes it has been. “You can forget he is not that old. “He hasn’t grown up in the Premier League for all his career and hasn’t been at this level as long as others.” last_img read more

16 days ago​Krawietz: Klopp feels same about Liverpool as BVB, Mainz

first_img​Krawietz: Klopp feels same about Liverpool as BVB, Mainzby Ansser Sadiq16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool assistant manager Peter Krawietz believes that he and boss Jurgen Klopp found an instant connection with the club when they joined.Fans were unsure of what to expect of Klopp when he arrived, given the way his tenure at Borussia Dortmund ended.However, he managed to take the club to new heights, winning the Champions League last season.And Krawietz believes that part of the success is due to the incredible feeling that he and Klopp have for the club, which is similar to how they felt about previous clubs Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.”We always felt something like an identity with the club we were working for. In Mainz, it was our hometown where we grew up – so obviously it was easy because it was natural,” Krawietz told the Liverpool website. “We found this in Dortmund pretty quickly. And it is, and was, the same here in Liverpool. The more you learn about this city, of course adapting a little bit, and learn how people think and what they expect…of course, it helps if you have a little bit of success! “Then people can see from the outside things are going forward. This is what we always wanted. We thought the things we want to invent take a bit of time – a long-term idea – and we’d come somewhere where we’d try to make an impact for the whole club, something that stays for longer even if you are not here anymore. “Something which stays – not only trophies and a good time – and that it can go on. It worked in Mainz, it worked in Dortmund and I hope we are in a good way to do it as well in Liverpool.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Ohio State Strength Team Dresses As Santa And Elves, Surprises Urban Meyer With Gift

first_imgSanta surprises Urban Meyer at the OSU facility.santa surprises urban meyerLast year, Ohio State’s strength and conditioning team dressed up as Santa and his elves to greet head coach Urban Meyer as he made his way to the locker room a few days before Christmas. Apparently, it’s now a tradition. Monday morning, Meyer was surprised by a similar scene, and was even given a present. No word on what was in the box.Ohio State is currently preparing for the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day. But there’s still apparently time for a little Christmas cheer.last_img

Toronto stock index makes meagre gain as energy and gold sectors weigh

first_imgTORONTO – Gains in the health-care and telecommunications sectors helped prevent Canada’s main stock index from falling into the red Monday, as energy and gold shares weighed.The S&P/TSX composite index added 5.83 points to 16,004.40. Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl. Inc. (TSX:VRX) and Shopify Inc. (TSX:SHOP) had some of the biggest advances, up more than six per cent and nearly four per cent respectively at the closing of markets.Shares of Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB) also moved up more than six per cent amid news the marijuana producer is pushing ahead with plans for an all-stock takeover offer for CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:CMED) after failing to reach an agreement with the company’s board.On a rough day for most energy stocks, which fell sharply amid slumping crude prices, TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) saw its shares climb nearly two per cent after Nebraska regulators approved an alternate route through the state for the company’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. It was the last major regulatory hurdle facing the $10-billion, 1,897-kilometre project, though opponents say another round of federal approval may now be needed.The January crude contract was down 29 cents at US$56.42 per barrel.South of the border, it was a positive day on Wall Street as U.S. stocks made back most of Friday’s losses.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 72.09 points to 23,430.33. The S&P 500 index edged up 3.29 points to 2,582.14 and the Nasdaq composite index advanced 7.92 points to 6,790.71.“It’s a fairly quiet day,” said Craig Fehr, a Canadian markets strategist at Edward Jones in St. Louis. “When left to its devices, this market seems to be inclined to go higher, and I think that’s what we’re getting today.”In currency markets, the Canadian dollar was trading at 78.17 cents US, down 0.06 of a U.S. cent.Elsewhere in commodities, the December gold contract fell US$21.20 to US$1,275.30 an ounce. The December natural gas contract declined five cents to US$3.05 per mmBTU and the December copper contract added three cents to US$3.09 a pound.Follow @DaveHTO on Twitter.last_img read more

Police Several killed in Danish bridge train accident

first_imgCOPENHAGEN — Danish police say several people have been killed in a train accident on a bridge linking the central islands of Zealand and Funen.Police did not provide further details about those killed or the number of people injured in Wednesday’s incident, which took place about 8 a.m. local time. Danish media reported that a tarpaulin on a freight train hit a passenger train going in the opposite direction, prompting it to brake suddenly.The Storebaelt bridge is part of bridges and tunnel link between the Danish islands. Police is scheduled to give a news conference later Wednesday.The Associated Presslast_img

Dawson Creek RCMP looking for Madelyn Whyte

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Dawson Creek RCMP are once again looking for Madelyn Whyte.Whyte was reported missing on Monday, March 19 and the RCMP have searched areas of Dawson Creek she has been known to frequent with no success.  The RCMP say multiple people have said they haven’t heard from Whyte since Sunday afternoon.The RCMP also said she has been known to leave town on short notice and may no longer be in Dawson Creek. Madelyn Whyte is described as aboriginal, five foot two, weighing 130 pounds with brown eyes.On December 26, 2017, the RCMP in Dawson Creek put out a similar request looking for help to locate Whyte.  She was found the next day.last_img