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  • FL: Act Compliant to Gain time and Opportunity

    01/24/2015 10:12:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Most armed robbers are reluctant to shoot.   There can be many reasons for this, including additional scrutiny from the authorities, drawing attention to the crime in progress, even a reluctance to inflict harm.   Often, this will give the victim an opportunity to feign compliance in order to gain an advantage. It happened in this case in Florida yesterday, the 22nd of January, 2015.  The victim in this case was Fabian Rosario.  He is a surveyor who was working with a colleague on a land survey when he was approached by a suspect who pulled a gun and demanded money. ...
  • Moon Microbe Mystery Finally Solved

    05/06/2011 8:33:05 PM PDT · by shove_it · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 6May 2011
    There has been a long-lived bit of Apollo moon landing folklore that now appears to be a dead-end affair: microbes on the moon. The lunar mystery swirls around the Apollo 12 moon landing and the return to Earth by moonwalkers of a camera that was part of an early NASA robotic lander – the Surveyor 3 probe. On Nov. 19, 1969, Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean made a precision landing on the lunar surface in Oceanus Procellarum, Latin for the Ocean of Storms. Their touchdown point was a mere 535 feet (163 meters) from the Surveyor 3...
  • Palin used surveyor symbols, not crosshairs

    03/29/2010 6:48:15 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 49 replies · 1,449+ views
    C4P/Examiner ^ | 29 MARCH 2010 | C4P
    H/T - Examiner.com and C4P
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 10-05-03

    10/05/2003 1:13:47 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 7 replies · 238+ views
    NASA ^ | 10-05-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 October 5 Apollo 12 Visits Surveyor 3 Credit: Apollo 12 Crew, NASA Explanation: Apollo 12 was the second mission to land humans on the Moon. The landing site was picked to be near the location of Surveyor 3, a robot spacecraft that had landed on the Moon three years earlier. In the above photograph, taken by lunar module pilot Alan Bean, mission commander Pete Conrad jiggles the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 9-27-03

    09/27/2003 5:21:53 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 7 replies · 425+ views
    NASA ^ | 9-27-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 September 27 Surveyor Slides Credit: The Surveyor Project, NASA Explanation: "Safe!" In September 1967 (during regular season play), the Surveyor 5 lander actually slid several feet while making a successful soft landing on the Moon's Mare Tranquillitatis. Equipped with television cameras and soil sampling experiments, the US Surveyor spacecraft were intended to determine if the lunar surface at chosen locations was safe for the planned Apollo landings....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 3-29-03

    03/28/2003 9:58:32 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 8 replies · 389+ views
    NASA ^ | 3-29-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the DayDiscover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 March 29 The Shadow of Phobos Credit: Malin Space Science Systems, MGS, JPL, NASA Explanation: Hurtling through space above the Red Planet, potato-shaped Phobos completes an orbit of Mars in less than eight hours. In fact, since its orbital period is shorter than the planet's rotation period, Mars-based observers see Phobos rise in the west and set in the east - traveling from horizon to horizon in about...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 2-05-03

    02/05/2003 5:10:44 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 8 replies · 276+ views
    NASA ^ | 2-05-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 February 5 Unusual Gullies and Channels on Mars Credit: Malin Space Science Systems, MGS, JPL, NASA Explanation: What could have formed these unusual channels? Inside Newton Basin on Mars, numerous narrow channels run from the top down to the floor. The above picture covers a region spanning about 1500 meters across. These and other gullies have been found on Mars in recent high-resolution pictures taken by the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 11-30-02

    11/29/2002 9:19:24 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 2 replies · 289+ views
    NASA ^ | 11-30-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 November 30 Surveyor Hops Credit : Surveyor Project, NASA Explanation: This panorama of the cratered lunar surface was constructed from images returned by the US Surveyor 6 lander. Surveyor 6 was not the first spacecraft to accomplish a soft landing on the Moon ... but it was the first to land and then lift off again! After the spacecraft touched down near the center of the Moon's...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 6-04-02

    06/03/2002 9:42:54 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 40 replies · 804+ views
    NASA ^ | 6-04-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 June 4 A Martian Metamorphosis Credit: Malin Space Science Systems, MOC, MGS, JPL, NASA Explanation: Is it an Escher, or Mars? Three different types of surfaces visible in the North Polar Cap of Mars morph into each other in a way perhaps reminiscent of the works of M. C. Escher. On the far left dark sand covers the ground, while the center shows a transition to a...