Rest assured Matt, I think we can all agree you succeeded in that. [x]
Satellite Causes No Damage Upon Re-Entry
Close to 01:00 CET on Monday November 11, ESA’s GOCE satellite reentered Earth’s atmosphere on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica. As expected, the satellite disintegrated in the high atmosphere and no damage to property has been reported.
Launched in March 2009, the Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer – GOCE – has mapped variations in Earth’s gravity with unrivalled precision. The result is the most accurate shape of the “geoid” – a hypothetical global ocean at rest – ever produced, which is being used to understand ocean circulation, sea level, ice dynamics and Earth’s interior.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/11/satellite-causes-no-damage-upon-re-entry
Vanishing glaciers of Peru
In its heyday, the Pastoruri glacier in central Peru, drew daily throngs of tourists packed into dozens of double-decker buses 16,000-feet (5,0000-meters) high into the Andes to ski, build snowmen and scale its dizzying peaks.
My heart stopped when I saw this….I can’t imagine
I almost didn’t reblog this but I had to.
All my love to those who serve this great nation and to the families for all they do to support them.
My dad always was so quiet after coming home on days he had to do this.
I almost skipped this because it breaks my heart. But then I decided that’s kind of the best reason to reblog. My heart and prayers go out to everyone who has had to endure either side of this moment.
I honestly couldn’t thank men and women who serve enough. And especially their families because of this