Opportunity Mars Rover Preparing for Active Winter

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday This Martian scene shows contrasting textures and colors of “Hinners Point,” at the northern edge of “Marathon Valley,” and swirling reddish zones on the valley floor to the left. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.JPL’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is conducting a “walkabout” survey of “Marathon Valley,” where the rover’s operators plan to use the vehicle through the upcoming Martian winter, and beyond, to study the context for outcrops bearing clay minerals.Marathon Valley slices downhill from west to east for about 300 yards or meters through the western rim of Endeavour Crater. Opportunity has been investigating rock targets in the western portion of the valley since late July, working its way eastward in a thorough reconnaissance of the area.The rover’s panoramic camera has captured a scene dominated by a summit called “Hinners Point,” forming part of the valley’s northern edge. The image also shows a portion of the valley floor with swirling reddish zones that have been a target for study. It is online at:http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA19819For several months starting in mid- to late October, the rover team plans to operate Opportunity on the southern side of the valley to take advantage of the sun-facing slope. The site is in Mars’ southern hemisphere, so the sun is to the north during fall and winter days. Tilting the rover toward the sun increases power output from its solar panels. The shortest-daylight period of this seventh Martian winter for Opportunity will come in January 2016.“Our expectation is that Opportunity will be able to remain mobile through the winter,” said Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas of JPL’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena.The walkabout is identifying investigation targets in and near the valley floor. Rocks in reddish zones there contain more silica and less iron than most rocks in the area.“We have detective work to do in Marathon Valley for many months ahead,” said Opportunity Deputy Principal Investigator Ray Arvidson, of Washington University in St. Louis. “During the Martian late fall and winter seasons Opportunity will conduct its measurements and traverses on the southern side of the valley. When spring arrives the rover will return to the valley floor for detailed measurements of outcrops that may host the clay minerals.”Endeavour Crater spans about 14 miles (22 kilometers) in diameter. Opportunity has been studying its western rim since 2011. Marathon Valley became a high priority destination after a concentration of clay minerals called smectites was mapped there based on observations by the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars aboard JPL’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Smectites form under wetter, milder conditions than most rocks at the Opportunity site. Opportunity is investigating relationships among clay-bearing and neighboring deposits for clues about the history of environmental changes.The rover team has been dealing for more than a year with Opportunity’s tendency to undergo unplanned computer resets when using the type of onboard memory that retains information when power is off: flash memory. For three months until mid-September, operators fully avoided use of flash memory. In this mode, images and other data cannot be stored overnight, when the rover is powered off to conserve energy. To gain operational flexibility in a trade-off with possible “lost” days from resets, the team has resumed occasional use of flash memory.JPL’s Mars Exploration Rover Project landed twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity on Mars in 2004 to begin missions planned to last three months. Both rovers far exceeded those plans. Spirit worked for six years, and Opportunity is still active. Findings about ancient wet environments on Mars have come from both rovers. The project is one element of JPL’s ongoing and future Mars missions preparing for a human mission to the planet in the 2030s. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology, manages the project for JPL’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.For more information about Opportunity, visit:http://www.nasa.gov/rovers or http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.govFollow the project on Twitter and Facebook at: http://twitter.com/MarsRovers or http://www.facebook.com/mars.rovers Science and Technology Opportunity Mars Rover Preparing for Active Winter From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 | 6:55 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Obituary | Mother Ella Velma Goodman: A Life Well Lived

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. ~ Matthew 25:21The grand First Lady of Holy Assembly Church of God in Christ in Pasadena, Mother Ella V. (Riley) Goodman, was called from labor to reward just before Holy Week and before her 89th birthday on March 22, 2021. Married to the late Bishop Floyd J. Goodman, she leaves behind a legacy of faithful pastoral and community service, dedicated work to the Los Angeles Unified School District, and encouragement to an extended and blended family that will miss her constant love for them.Born March 23, 1932, Mother Goodman was a native of Marion, Louisiana-Union Parish. She was the eighth of twelve children born to the late Joe Lee Riley Sr. and Lucinda Smedley Riley.In 1955 she moved to California, and there she raised her three beautiful daughters Ella (Louise), Lorraine, and Patricia.On December 17, 1977, she married the late Bishop Goodman, and they blended their families, now adding Floyd, David, Joyce, Larry, and Samuel Goodman, to her care.Two years later, Bishop Goodman was called to assume the pastorate of the Holy Assembly Church of God in Christ in Pasadena, California, where Mother Goodman took pride in being the First Lady and a Bishop’s wife for the next 27 years. Always working beside her husband in ministry, this Louisiana beauty was fashion-forward yet prayerful with a soulful, sultry singing voice that could make your heart smile.She led the Holy Assembly Church’s Women’s department with passion and purpose, working hard throughout the years to raise money for her Annual Women’s Day event, which provided funding for critical church expenses.Most importantly, she is fondly remembered for her tireless hospitality and jurisdictional work alongside her husband. She was a member of the Jurisdictional Women’s Department Advisory Department and a member of the Executive Board, significantly assisting both their past and current supervisors at the Jurisdiction level.Mother Goodman was not only a devoted Bishop’s wife and mother, but she was also a dedicated and hard-working factory worker. She later retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District, where she worked as a plant manager at Haddon Elementary School for over 20 years.Since cooking down-home, southern-style meals was one of her favorite pastimes, in 2010, Bishop C.E. Milton and the Holy Assembly parishioners honored her by naming the executive dining area as the Mother Ella V. Goodman Prayer Room. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the room has become home to the regional Holy Assembly food program, where more than 7,500 boxes of food are distributed every week throughout Southern California.Mother Goodman was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, and encourager. She will be missed by a host of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends, along with the Holy Assembly Church of God in Christ family and the Southern California Evangelistic Jurisdiction.She is preceded in death by her husband Bishop Floyd J. Goodman, her parents Joe and Lucinda Riley, her brothers Roosevelt Riley, Floyd Riley, Andrew Riley, Joe Lee Riley Jr, and Booker T. Riley; her sisters Roxie Staten, Elizabeth Riley, Beulah Riley, Knether Lee, Marguerite Riley Milton, and Emma Lewis and her stepchildren Joyce Ann Smith, Michael James Goodman, and Larry Goodman.Left to cherish her legacy and memory are her three daughters. Ella Louise Payne (Robert), Rancho Vista CA, Lorraine Williams, Palmdale CA and Patricia Wood (Charles), Salem, North Carolina; her stepsons Floyd Goodman Jr., Pacoima CA, and David Goodman (Donna), Valencia CA.; brother Clemon T. Riley (Gloria), sister Eugenia Riley Goodman; grandchildren, Robert Da’Vonne Payne Jr., (Jamie), Brandon Payne (Lindsey), Tierney Caldwell, and Tanisha Elliott (William); and Charles “Chip” Wood (Brittany); great-grand Children Isaiah, Brendon, Marissa, Kathryn, Haley, Reginal, Makiya, Heaven, Zuri, Arya, and Charles “Cash,” Corbin and Lucy. Business News People Obituary | Mother Ella Velma Goodman: A Life Well Lived Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | 8:00 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribelast_img read more

Burglary suspects ram police cruiser causing officer to crash into a pole

first_imgThe Miami Shores police department is reporting that one of their officers suffered minor injuries after four burglary suspects rammed a police vehicle in an attempt to evade capture.The incident occurred Monday morning near the intersection of Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast 97th Street.According to the report, the officer noticed the four suspects attempting to burglarize vehicles in the area of northeast 91st Street and attempted to stop them.That’s when the four suspects jumped into a truck and rammed the police vehicle twice before leaving the scene.The second hit to the police vehicle caused it to crash into a light pole.The officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries.All four suspect where later captured and taken into custody.last_img

Nancy’s: South Donegal pub still in business seven generations later

first_imgOne of Donegal’s well-loved watering holes has revealed how they have kept the Donegal pub in action for over 200 years. Jenny McHugh, one of Charles and Ann McHugh’s seven children, five of whom oversee the day-to-day management spoke to Thinkbusiness.ie about how the business has survived through boom times and recession, the business successfully adapting to massive cultural shifts.McHugh acknowledged the bar has been quieter due to a change in drinking habits, but emphasises the importance of creativity, moving with the times and keeping quality and customer experience consistent. “At the moment, the seventh and eighth generations of the Mc Hugh family are running Nancy’s. Charlie, our Dad, is one of a family of five born upstairs,” McHugh said.“Of his seven children, five of us work here, two in the bar, two in the kitchen and one in the office. Even though the other two live abroad, they are both in the same trade. Growing up here has impacted us massively and keeping the business in the family is really important to us.“All seven of us worked in Nancy’s part-time as teenagers, no one had a choice! We fell into whatever roles that suited us best, either in the bar or the kitchen.“You found where your strength was. My brother Daniel went to train as a chef and became head chef in Nancy’s, my other brother Connor and I ended up doing the bar, my sister Suzi also works in the kitchen and my sister Lauren does all the baking and the bookkeeping.” The south Donegal premises has evolved massively over the last five decades, something McHugh attributes to changes in the drinking culture.“In the 60s, 70s, and early 80s, there was a big drinking culture. Lots of tourists came from all over, particularly people from the north of Ireland, English and Americans. It was really busy.“In the 80s, our grandmother started serving burgers. They were called Deadlies – the burger came prepacked in a plastic bag, you put it in the microwave for two minutes, if you ate it straight away, it was fine but if you left it until it got cold, it looked and tasted like rubber. That was the first introduction of food here.“Later in the 80s our mum, Ann, took over the food. She carried on serving burgers but started making real ones. She had a very limited but consistent menu; oysters, smoked salmon, prawns and roll mop herring.“The food has gone from strength to strength in the last 40 years, it has become what Nancy’s is best known for. We are very proud of the tradition of our family business, the heritage and the length of time it’s been in the family are important but it’s the food that has made its mark. “If the bar was only open for drink, we wouldn’t be open anymore. The drinking culture has changed so much. We made a bigger deal about the food. The menu has been expanded.“Mum believes and has always instilled in us that consistency is the key. If someone comes in for a chowder today, they get the same chowder in a year’s time.”Read the full story here: https://www.thinkbusiness.ie/articles/nancys-bar-how-a-family-business-survived-7-generations/Nancy’s: South Donegal pub still in business seven generations later was last modified: October 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Soaring shiraz designed to be drunk at 38,000ft

first_imgAustralian vineyard claims a first with wine specifically blended for aircraft consumptionAn Australian vineyard believes it has achieved a first by specifically blending a wine to be drunk while an aircraft is in cruise at 38,000ft.Depending on the aircraft, cabin pressure at that altitude is between 6000ft and 8000ft above sea level and combines with the low humidity to affect the taste buds.Airlines for some time have designed food to take into account the impact of lower cabin pressure and also select wines with this in mind.But St Hallett, from Australia’s Barossa Valley region, and Virgin Australia have taken this a step further to blend a wine specifically for consumption at high altitude.Virgin worked with St Hallett winemaker Shelley Cox to produce a  shiraz the partners say delivers balanced acidity and texture when consumed in the air.The wine, made from grapes from the Barossa and Eden valleys, was also designed to complement the meals offered in the Virgin’s award-winning business class by chef Luke Mangan.Read: Virgin Australia takes out major industry awards.“The drier air in the cabin can make it hard to really capture a wine’s aroma,’’ Cox said. “This is where the Eden Valley component comes in.“The higher altitude of the Eden Valley means cooler conditions and creates Shiraz with lovely overt floral aromas. You only need a small component to really lift a whole blend.“We played around with a lot of different options to ensure the acid and texture balance was right. It was a great experience and we are confident the wine will deliver in both taste and aroma on the plane at altitude.”The wine, labelled The Duo, is already on board Virgin Australia aircraft and in the carrier’s lounges.last_img read more

HB2009 Conference: It’s All About Indoor Air Quality

first_imgAs we noted recently, September is going to be a big month for the Syracuse Center of Excellence, the federation of firms and institutions that develops technologies and strategies to improve health, productivity, security, and sustainability in built and urban environments.For starters, September is the month Syracuse CoE, in Syracuse, New York, will open its new headquarters, a LEED Platinum office and research building designed for use by businesses and other organizations specializing in environmental and energy technologies, and building innovation. The five-story facility includes more than 12,600 sq. ft. of laboratory space for biofuels testing on its first floor, and various combinations lab and office space on the four floors above.Not surprisingly, the building also puts into practice features at the heart and forefront of green commercial and residential construction, including a ground-source heat pump, advanced heat recovery and reuse systems, natural ventilation, a system for monitoring outside air and controls for improving indoor air, rain water capture and reuse, and a green roof.The big welcomeThe true inauguration of the building, though, will be when it receives visitors from the 2009 Healthy Buildings International Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for September 13 through 17 at Syracuse’s Convention Center at Oncenter.Healthy Buildings’ organizers say the conference is expected to attract thousands of researchers and other specialists in indoor air quality, built environments, HVAC, health sciences, public health policy, urban planning, mechanical engineering, architecture, and building design and management.A signature event of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality & Climate, the conference will feature as its plenary speaker Eduardo de Oliveira Fernandes, an engineering professor at the University of Porto, Portugal, who specializes in building thermal physics and passive solar technologies, and serves on the European Commission’s working group on indoor air quality.Naturally, conference attendees are going to want to see how Syracuse CoE’s new headquarters – which has space for rent – performs and looks. And it is hard to imagine a crowd whose interests are more in line with those off Syracuse CoE, where the three areas of focus are clean and renewable energy, water resources, and indoor environmental quality.Click here for conference registration details.last_img read more

Multiple crashes slow traffic on Highway 14 in Vancouver several hurt

first_imgSix people were hospitalized Tuesday night following a six-vehicle crash on state Highway 14 in Vancouver. It was one of two traffic incidents that occurred around the same time in the area. The incidents — a vehicle fire and the vehicle crash — both occurred around 6:30 p.m. , according to Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency dispatch logs.Members of the Vancouver Fire Department were on their way to the vehicle fire, in the westbound lanes near the Columbia House Boulevard exit, when they were rerouted to a six-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes near the exit to Evergreen Boulevard, agency spokesman Pete Adams said. “We found six vehicles total,” Adams said, “three of the vehicles having significant damage.” Six motorists were taken to hospitals, all with injuries that were not life-threatening, Adams said. About 20 personnel from the Vancouver Fire Department and Clark County Fire District 6 responded to the crash, remaining on scene for about 45 minutes. Emergency crews blocked all eastbound lanes as they worked, Adams said.“There were vehicles on both sides of the road,” Adams said, “two in the median and four vehicles off to the (right) shoulder.” The crash is under investigation by the Washington State Patrol, Adams said.last_img read more