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Mayflower VI Chinese Food
10750 Hickory Ridge Road, Columbia, MD 21044
I order online (Grubhub.com) from here all the time. I've only ordered a few things off the menu, but I have had a great experience every time.

I love the sesame chicken, crab rangoons, and fried rice (essentials for any Chinese place). Their dinner combo meals are great bargains and lots of food.

They always arrive before the estimated delivery time and the food is always hot and tastes up to standard. I wish more Chinese places were like this.
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Aurora Australis Observed from the International Space Station

Among the views of Earth afforded astronauts aboard the +International Space Station (ISS), surely one of the most spectacular is of the aurora. These ever-shifting displays of colored ribbons, curtains, rays, and spots are most visible near the North (aurora borealis) and South (aurora australis) Poles as charged particles (ions) streaming from the Sun (the solar wind) interact with Earth’s magnetic field.

While aurora are generally only visible close to the poles, severe magnetic storms impacting the Earth’s magnetic field can shift them towards the equator. This striking aurora image was taken during a geomagnetic storm that was most likely caused by a coronal mass ejection from the +Sun on May 24, 2010. The ISS was located over the Southern Indian Ocean at an altitude of 350 kilometers (220 miles), with the astronaut observer most likely looking towards Antarctica (not visible) and the South Pole.

The aurora has a sinuous ribbon shape that separates into discrete spots near the lower right corner of the image. While the dominant coloration of the aurora is green, there are faint suggestions of red left of image center. Dense cloud cover is dimly visible below the aurora. The curvature of the Earth’s horizon (the limb) is clearly visible, as is the faint blue line of the upper atmosphere directly above it (at image top center). Several stars appear as bright pinpoints against the blackness of space at image top right.

Auroras happen when ions in the solar wind collide with atoms of oxygen and nitrogen in the upper atmosphere. The atoms are excited by these collisions, and they typically emit light as they return to their original energy level. The light creates the aurora that we see. The most commonly observed color of aurora is green, caused by light emitted by excited oxygen atoms at wavelengths centered at 0.558 micrometers, or millionths of a meter. (Visible light is reflected from healthy (green) plant leaves at approximately the same wavelength.) Red aurora are generated by light emitted at a longer wavelength (0.630 micrometers), and other colors such as blue and purple are also sometimes observed.

Image Credit: NASA
Explanation of the image from: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=44348
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Bumper to bumper...about 5 miles on 695 South. Sucks for Quentin...
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A Milky Way Shadow at Loch Ard Gorge

Have you ever seen the Milky Way's glow create shadows? To do so, conditions need to be just right. First and foremost, the sky must be relatively clear of clouds so that the long band of the Milky Way's central disk can be seen. The surroundings must be very near to completely dark, with no bright artificial lights visible anywhere. Next, the Moon cannot be anywhere above the horizon, or its glow will dominate the landscape. Last, the shadows can best be caught on long camera exposures. In this image taken in Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia, seven 15-second images of the ground and de-rotated sky were digitally added to bring up the needed light and detail. In the foreground lies Loch Ard Gorge, named after a ship that tragically ran aground in 1878. The two rocks pictured are the remnants of a collapsed arch and are named Tom and Eva after the only two people who survived that Loch Ard ship wreck. A close inspection of the water just before the rocks will show reflections and shadows in light thrown by our Milky Way galaxy.

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Explanation of the image from: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100823.html
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There is no equation for connecting with the people around you. Sometimes, you're doing all you can, and it doesn't feel right. Stay encouraged, because deep connection is something we can all find.
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I love the atmosphere and I love drinking here with friends. The dining experience isn't much to speak of, though. While it smells amazing, the food, especially the pizza, is pretty average for a bar. I'll be back, but only to order drinks.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I came here for a weekend dinner with a party of two. Service was great. Ambiance is quite nice, although it does get very busy, crowded, and noisy. I was happy with my food, but it didn't blow me away. I had a little bit of buyers remorse after seeing some of the dishes others ordered. I would come here again to explore more of the menu.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Absolutely nothing special about this place. Service and food were both acceptable. Some might find the ambiance worth going for, but it has a regular Baltimore feel. It doesn't taste authentic and the ingredients don't taste fresh. I had chicken and beef fajitas and that should be the easiest thing to make. I was disappointed, but thankful it didn't take a large toll on my wallet. This would never be my first choice.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Inattentive staff, loud music and rowdy 'guests' above the dining room, no chips and salsa. Had someone come beg at our table. Had to ask for water refills. Food is ok, but not worth it. Terrible. Never going back.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
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I went here on the weekend with a group for dinner. It wasn't busy at all and the service was just right. The ambiance of Sascha's is among the best in Baltimore. Excellent lighting and comfortable, quiet dining. Crispy breadsticks come complimentary and are a decent snack. The menu is quite restrictive and we had to ask the server to differentiate between small plates and entrees. I would definitely not recommend this menu to families with young children. I ended up getting the signature burger, which was made quite well and just as I ordered. I was happy with my meal and I would definitely come back.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I had an excellent experience here. I went with a group during restaurant week and the service was amazing. The food is very well made, some of the highest quality dishes in Baltimore, in my opinion. The ambiance is well done, a mix of fine dining and classic Baltimore, though it can get a little noisy depending on how busy the bar is. My only complaints are that the portions might not satiate a more aggressive appetite and that there is a lack of English-style beers on the drink menu.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I went here for a weekday lunch and sat at the bar. No complaints about service at all. They did a good job. The main thing I want to share in this review is how over-rated this place is. Do they have some high quality beers there? Yes. Is there a great selection? Not really. They have a very niche corner of the beer drinking market I think and there are many beers they don't have that I love. I tried several new beers while I was there and none were that great. The food is good, but not great. The burger they make was really hyped up and it was a total letdown. It was a little overcooked, but more than that, the way they sear it is so bad that the char cuts into the other flavors you should be tasting on your burger. It's like they threw it on a gas grill. I've made better burgers at home. The rosemary garlic fries are really great, though. So for the price, this place isn't worth it. There are better burgers at The Abbey and better beers at many other places. I won't be going back.
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