Dramatic new photos of Pluto taken by NASA's New Horizons probe during its historic July 14 flyby show multiple haze layers in the dwarf planet's tenuous nitrogen atmosphere, signs of icy fog obscuring the surface and the best views yet of nitrogen ice glaciers creeping into the now-familiar heart-shaped plain known as Sputnik Planum. The photos, released by NASA Thursday, were snapped at an altitude of about 11,000 miles, just after New Horizons passed behind Pluto. The pictures reveal a stunning backlit crescent showing jumbled ice mountains towering 11,000 feet above the outer edges of Sputnik Planum in a scene that looks strangely similar to arctic settings on Earth. Thanks to the backlighting from the distant sun, more than a dozen thin haze layers can be seen extending from the surface to an altitude of 60 miles or more. Zoomed-in, close-up views show what appears to be a bank of foggy haze just above the surface, laced with multiple sharp shadows of nearby peaks. "This image … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Stunning new Pluto pictures are “a scientific bonanza”
The second stop of the Big Bass Bonanza season has come and gone and my thumb is sore from catching so many bass! Due to mechanical issues and my tournament partner being out of town, we went into this event without practice. So none the less, I knew the day would be very interesting. My key bait for this event was drop shoting a Gulp leech or plastic finesse worm. I had extreme confidence in my hook ups by using a 1/0 Trokar Drop Shot hook. Being able to make long casts and feel the finicky bites was made easier by using my 7'2" Wright & McGill Drop Shot rod and Seaguar Inviz X Fluorocarbon line. I was making casts to weedlines anywhere from 8 to 16 feet of water. Sometimes the bite would occur on the fall, while other times I had to pop the bait out of the weeds. My partner and I were able to put a very quick limit in the boat and caught a lot of bass, but were only able to get one quality fish. We finished with a limit for 14.91 lb's and put us in 23rd place. Our next stop for … [Read more...] about Big Bass Bonanza Stop #2….The Quest For Big Fish!
Today’s obit: David Dortort, who created "Bonanza," the top-rated western that aired for 14 years on the NBC television network, died September 5 at his Los Angeles home. He was 93. Debuting in 1959, "Bonanza" was the most-watched show on U.S. television from 1964 to 1967 and maintained a place in the ratings top 10 for a decade. Departing from the typical TV western formula of the day that focused on lone gunslingers and drifters, Dortort chose instead to depict the lives and adventures of a widowed rancher and his three sons living together on the Ponderosa Ranch. Did you know the theme song had lyrics? It did, and they're not "Dumdiddydumdiddydum." Here’s Mr. Johnny Cash to sing them for you. Older Post Snooki is reading a book Newer Post The Snooki Verdict is IN … [Read more...] about “Bonanza” creator dies; play him off, Johnny Cash
Rick Eckstein, Villanova University Published 6:01 am, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Rick Eckstein, Villanova University (THE CONVERSATION) In a legendary “South Park” episode lampooning the NCAA, the character Eric Cartman asks a university president if he can purchase some of his “slaves” – er, “student-athletes” – who play men’s basketball. “How do you get around not paying your slaves?” Cartman wonders. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Dozens of experts have been in Brussels to talk 'fake news' and how to counter its online spread. The EU's so worried about the phenomenon, made famous by US President Donald Trump's continued references to it, that it's drawing up a battle plan. It comes after allegations of Russian meddling in the US elections to stop Hillary Clinton winning and … [Read more...] about The man responsible for making March Madness the moneymaking bonanza it is today
Glen Carey, Bloomberg Published 4:19 am, Sunday, March 4, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Mohammed Almuaalemi. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Visitors pass weaponry and military vehicles on display outside the Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements and Capabilities (AFED) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Feb. 27, 2018. Visitors pass weaponry and military vehicles on display outside the Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements and Capabilities (AFED) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Feb. 27, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Mohammed Almuaalemi. Multibillion-dollar arms bonanza beckons in Saudi defense revamp 1 / 1 Back to Gallery An army band with bagpipes marched past displays of machine guns and laser-guided missiles in Riyadh last week as international defense companies showed off … [Read more...] about Multibillion-dollar arms bonanza beckons in Saudi defense revamp