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The lunar samples were safely secured inside one of the Sample Return Containers (SRCs), known as a ''rock box.'' Scott re-entered the LM, the cabin was re-pressurized and the astronauts then went through the process of removing their suits. The astronauts communicated with their Command Module Pilot, Al Worden, and told him of the success they had had. Scott and Irwin spent the next several hours organizing their cramped quarters, cleaning up as much as possible, having their food bars and drinks, and discussing their day's activities with Houston before finally going to sleep.
'Over a region hundreds of thousands of square miles in extent, the glowing surface of the planet must be torn by subplanetary forces. Vast masses of intensely hot vapour must be poured forth from beneath, and rising to enormous heights, must either sweep away the enwrapping mantle of cloud which had concealed the disturbed surface, or must itself form into a mass of cloud, recognizable because of its enormous extent____'
Goldreich et al. (2004) explore one approach to accounting for the formation of Uranus and Neptune. Also invoking collisional fragmentation, they show that a sufficiently small planetesimal size allows collisions among planetesimals to take over the role of damping by gas drag and keep random velocities low. For the extreme case of centimeter-sized planetesimals, they show that Uranus and Neptune can accrete in situ in 1 Myr. However, as the authors pointed out, such a small planetesimal size, while beneficial in reducing the growth timescale of the ice giants, brings with it a new problem. The high optical depth of planetesimals makes the final clean-up of the leftovers by gravitational scattering (which also populates the Oort cloud) problematic, because aplanetesimal's ejection timescale is far longer than its collision time. Remnant planetesimals in the outer Solar System are thus in danger of overstaying their welcome. This problem, which to a lesser extent plagues even...
A second DPM experiment was provided by Robert Apfel of Yale University and examined the influence of 'surfactants' - substances which alter a fluid's properties by aiding or inhibiting the way it adheres to, or mixes with, other substances - on the behaviour of drops. On Earth, surfactants are routinely used soap and water interact in dishwashers, for example, and cosmetics manufacturing, the cleaning-up of oil spills and the dissolution of proteins in synthetic drugs also rely heavily upon them. Apfel's study focused on the oscillation of single drops and the coalescence of several drops with different concentrations of surfactants.
For the sake of completeness, there are a couple of other phenomena we might tidy up in our survey of peculiar types of eclipse. The first is trivial. In the Space Age a host of artificial satellites has joined our natural satellite, the Moon, in orbit about the Earth. These are eclipsed frequently. The time to watch for satellites is soon before dawn or just after dusk (because during the deep night, satellites in low orbits are within the terrestrial shadow, in eclipse). Far enough up that the Sun is still catching them, satellites in low orbits such as the space shuttle, the space station, or the Hubble Space Telescope typically take 90 minutes to circuit the planet. Those are only a few hundred miles up, higher paths taking longer to complete an orbit. The time to move from horizon to horizon typically is only a few minutes, but often one will see a satellite abruptly disappear, as it enters the shadow zone.
''I felt as if I was ice-fishing,'' wrote Grunsfeld, ''although I could actually see Rick through the hole. He caught the tether, attached it to a long set of cables and cooling lines and I pulled it through the hole right into where the science instruments live. It was like a giant boa constrictor and much stiffer than we had seen in training. Rick joined me and we began the process of hooking up electronics connectors and the ammonia cooling line to the cryocooler .'' Their task completed, the men set about cleaning up Columbia's payload bay and stowing their tools.
In 1971, John Lowry launched a new company called Image Transform in North Hollywood, California. Lowry had worked for years in the film and TV industry and had developed the means of dramatically improving the image quality of video tape-to-film transfers. He received six image processing patents at the time for video noise reduction and other related developments. He was given some video footage from Apollo 15 to clean up, and the results impressed even Lowry himself, improving the video signal-to-noise ratio by 3 to 6 db. He felt he could make a contribution towards improving the video images for future Apollo missions and in February 1972, two months before the launch of Apollo 16, Lowry met with Col. James McDivitt at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston. Lowry brought with him three short clips from Apollo 15 to show McDivitt, of both before and after the image transfer process. McDivitt was impressed and Lowry's company
The Noise Filter is not, in a strict sense, a convolution filter, but rather a local median filter. It is useful in this case because a dark frame was not acquired with the image, and there are a few hot pixels that affect the processing. If you look around X 80,Y 180, you will see one of them. The Noise Filter can be useful in cleaning up images like these but take care, it does remove fine detail.
Sional makers are often undercorrected, deliberately the absence of a simple null-test for paraboloids, and the acquired skill necessary to interpret accurately the results of the Foucault test at the centre of curvature, mean that amateur-made mirrors are often only very approximately corrected and Cassegrain systems, such as the ubiquitous SCT compacts, which focus by moving one of the main optical elements, necessarily introduce correction errors for all settings except that in which the principal focus of the primary mirror coincides exactly with the conjugate focus of the secondary. For a very interesting field survey of the effects of residual correction errors on performance of reflectors see reference 5. A further point here is that SA is proportional to (aperture)2 focal length, so the claim that the cleaning up of the image in a typical reflector by use of an off-axis unobstructed aperture proves that the secondary mirror is responsible for the less-than-ideal image at full...
Once inside Challenger, Schmitt began to clean up his suit and the Lunar Module, while Cernan drove the rover about a mile away and left it in such a position that the television camera could record their lift-off the next day. He hopped and skipped his way back to Challenger, took one last, long look around, and then prepared to climb the ladder. He had made some farewell notes on the cuff of his sleeve, but he felt he had some more profound things to say, and spoke spontaneously, as the last man to leave his footprints in on the Moon.
To the astonishment and admiration of his peers, Kapteyn revealed during his scheduled presentation his finding that the motion of stars was not random. He had plotted the stars' motions as vectors on a diagram of the sky. The pattern he pointed to reflected, first, the well-known effect of the Sun's motion in space, which causes the stars to appear to sweep away from the direction in which the Sun is headed. This motion was not expected to be random. It is simply analogous to the apparent backward motion of trees and buildings when we see them from a train moving forward.
At this stage NTR propulsion appears viable for certain fast, possibly manned, interplanetary missions also, for some fast robotic missions in the outer Earth neighborhood (e.g., for asteroid defence). NTR is being also investigated as a replacement of commercial space launchers, although its is doubtful that it could be accepted under existing regulations (and fears) concerning the use of nuclear energy in space. Similar considerations hold for its application to OTVs (space tugs). Of interest to OTV are missions to clean up space debris from near-Earth space nuclear-powered OTV could tow dead satellites and last stages from LEO and GEO to much more distant graveyard'' orbits. Probably this last class of mission could become respectable only if instead of NTR the propulsion system was nuclear electric (see sections below), but the drawback would certainly be a much longer towing time. A special task NTR can accomplish faster and cheaper is changing the orbital plane of near-Earth...
Living standards will also increase with the delivery to Earth of high-value elements and materials that are mined from near-Earth objects. Quality of life standards will benefit from the use of excess electric power from space to clean up pollution, desalinate ocean water, and pump the desalinated potable water to arid regions of the world (discussed in Chapter 10). The delivery of energy and materials to the Earth from space has the promise of dramatically reducing the need for mining operations on Earth and the consumption of fossil fuels (that release greenhouse gases) and nuclear fission fuels.
Some time to confirm that third prediction, because until recently, iridium assays at the parts per trillion level have been both time consuming and expensive. Figure 6 shows the iridium level in one complete magnetic polarity zone ( 29 R ), lasting about 500,000 years, 65 million years ago. These data are from Frank Asaro and Helen Michel, using a chemical separation technique to clean up the sample. You will note that the background level is quite constant at 12 parts per trillion. We now measure chemically-untreated samples, using a much more sensitive detector, designed by Frank and me (Figures 7a and 7b) . This new detector has just been equipped with an automatic sample changer, that lets us assay 500 samples over a weekend, with a detection limit of about 30 parts per trillion. Just how big an improvement this is can be seen from the fact that a few years ago, we could measure only a single sample to that level, over a weekend.
Even the littering of our Solar System with space junk is within the purview of their ecological regard. To prevent space from becoming an orbiting junkyard, builders of the International Space Station are trying to develop technology to clean up these hazardous projectiles, such as a sweeper that would collect debris caused by explosions, collisions, and mechanical or human errors. At the Johnson Space Center, the Advanced Program Office is also attempting to harden the material that goes into spacecraft and stations, so that they can better withstand external impacts, as well as to design shields, and to create warning systems to avoid debris collision.
Once Cernan was back on board, the two men shed their space suits and did some more domestic chores, cleaning up and jettisoning some valuable gear - now just unwanted dead weight - out of Challenger onto the Moon. This included several tools, cameras and their backpacks. With an additional 100 kg of lunar samples on board, every excess kilogramme they could shed was critical. As Cernan later remarked, ''We threw out nearly everything that wasn't nailed down.'' The two exhausted astronauts then settled down for a last sleep on the Moon.
Named in honor of Nikolaj Antonovich Slavov (1926), Ukrainian river fleet engineer and sportsman. He helped lead the clean-up effort after the 1986 disaster at Chernobyl, where he had been working for several months. A national boxing champion, he is president of the Professional Boxing League of Ukraine. His interests extend to the arts, and he is president of the All-Ukrainian Foundation for the artist Leonid Bykov see planet (4682) . He actively contributes to the development of culture and sport in Ukraine. (M 32346)
CulLing Lhe threaded M6 rod with a hacksaw can leave a sharp burr or damage the thread. To avoid this, screw on a nut just beyond where you want to cut, saw through and then file across the end when you remove the nut it will tidy up the thread ready for use. Our rubber tap washers were rather tight on the shafts so we drilled them out. The resulting holes looked a bit untidy, but once pushed on, the washers fitted well. Normal nuts may work loose In use, so we used Nylock self-locking nuts in strategic places, Ifyou can't get these you can use a pair of nuts together, tightening the second one against the iirst to lock them in place. Washers prevent the nuts from rubbing against the wooden sides.
One contemporary approach to cleaning up low Earth orbit while avoiding the hazard of falling space objects on the ground is to perform a carefully planned deorbit maneuver. If a satellite or spent rocket stage has any residual propulsive capability, mission controllers can command the object to perform one burn or a series of engine burns that sufficiently lower the orbital altitude at a predetermined location, causing reentry to occur over a specific isolated or uninhabited area. Unfortunately, in the past, aerospace engineers did not usually provide upper rocket stages or satellites with a surplus end-of-life propulsive capability so the object could assist in its own disposal. However, that is one of the contemporary space-vehicle design and or operational approaches being chosen within the international aerospace community to lessen the overall space-debris problem.
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