NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured this stunning view of the Americas on New Years Day, Jan. 1, 2015 at 14:45 UTC/9:45 a.m. EST. The data from GOES-East was made into an image by the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
GOES satellites provide the kind of continuous monitoring necessary for intensive data analysis. Geostationary describes an orbit in which a satellite is always in the same position with respect to the rotating Earth. This allows GOES to hover continuously over one position on Earth's surface, appearing stationary. As a result, GOES provide a constant vigil for the atmospheric "triggers" for severe weather conditions such as tornadoes, flash floods, hail storms and hurricanes.
Image credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project
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I hope that all of you look fondly back at 2014, from the good times to the bad, the lessons learned to the goals you accomplished. Today marks the start of a new year. A chance to start fresh. To be optimistic, realistic and caring. I wish you all the best in 2015 I hope to run into a few of you while out traveling around this incredible planet!
For those that might not be able to travel this coming year, just remember the words from one of favorite quotes of all time...
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
Galactic Pyrotechnics On Display
NGC 4258 is a spiral galaxy well known to astronomers for having two so-called anomalous arms that glow in X-ray, optical, and radio light. Rather than being aligned with the plane of the galaxy, they intersect with it. This composite image of NGC 4258 shows the galaxy in X-rays from Chandra (blue), radio waves from the VLA (purple), optical data from Hubble (yellow and blue), and infrared with Spitzer (red). Researchers are using all of these telescopes to better understand how the supermassive black hole is affecting the galaxy and its anomalous arms.
X-ray: NASA/CXC/Caltech/P.Ogle et al; Optical: NASA/STScI & R.Gendler; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Celebrates 15th Anniversary
In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, four newly processed images of supernova remnants dramatically illustrate Chandra's unique ability to explore high-energy processes in the cosmos. The images of the Tycho and G292.0+1.8 supernova remnants show how Chandra can trace the expanding debris of an exploded star and the associated shock waves that rumble through interstellar space at speeds of millions of miles per hour. The images of the Crab Nebula and 3C58 show how extremely dense, rapidly rotating neutron stars produced when a massive star explodes can create clouds of high-energy particles light years across that glow brightly in X-rays.
What is really odd to me is most of you have nothing to say unless it pertains to a GLOCK! Hence, the picture I put in here. It may shock you to find out there are many great guns that don't start with a "G".
The subject of what are the best pistols of all time chambered in 9mm has come up several times as of late. Lists have been made but, readers for some reason are mentioning guns that are copies of originals like the EAA knock off of a CZ-75 rather than the original gun or a Kel-Tek which has no real historical value.
I am going to print out my list of what I think are the most historically significant 9mm combat pistols of all time. These are not necessarily in order except maybe historically. So, here goes. ....
Luger P-08 (the granddaddy of them all!)
Smith and Wesson Model 39
Glock 17 (the original plastic gun)
Smith and Wesson M&P9
Honorable mention go's to the following,
Colt Model 1903, Walther PPK, CZ-83. All chambered in. 380acp (aka Browning 9mm Short) . Also the Makarov and the CZ-82 chambered in 9 x18mm Makarov.
So, there you go! What do you think?
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