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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.
Food ExcellentDecor ExcellentService Excellent
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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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this actually does make it easier to understand
 
HBO's Game of Thrones: Illustrated Guide to Houses & Character Relationships
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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.

Image Credit & Copyright: Alex Cherney
Explanation of the image from: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap100823.html
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A few photos from Northwest High School for Risk Love 2011
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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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Musician, Economist, Martial Artist, Saved by Grace
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  • McDaniel College
    Economics and Political Science, 2007 - 2011
  • Washington High School
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Iowa
The texture of the burger, and the size, for the price, is phenomenal. But, there's just something off about it. The ingredients, especially the cheese, tasted artificial. I wanted to enjoy it so much more than I actually did. The fries are super crunchy, which is not my taste. The service is solid here and there is plenty of seating room. I'd be willing to try it again because it's cheap, but it was disappointing. Still better than Wendy's both in price and taste.
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reviewed a week ago
I judge sub shops by their classic Italian cold cuts. I very much enjoyed the one I had here. Service was fast and the sandwich makers were very nice. It's a little on the pricey side for subs, but the quality is good.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
The rice dishes here are outstanding. This was the best meal of my entire vacation. Service is on point. Sangria was good, but not great by PR standards. I'd come back here every time I visit SJ.
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great local food at a local price. It's a diner sort of atmosphere, so casual dress, casual service, TV's showing sports, etc. We came late at night and enjoyed a sandwich and tostones that were better than I find anywhere in the US. Squirt bottles of mayoketchu make any dish here great :)
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Big portions, classic american dishes, good lunch specials and happy hour deals. I'll be coming back here to try more of the menu. The quality of the food varies a lot from dish to dish, based on the experience of the group I came with. Don't let them overcook your burger!
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
We had fun doing this, but if you are good at kayaking, the crowds of terrible kayakers will frustrate you. Also, the tourists are way too loud. Its hard to enjoy the scenery.
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good local food. I've been here twice and had a great meal both times. Good sunlight in the main room and lots of great lunch options. It's a little pricey for what it is, though.
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