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Constantine Nichols holding a crab - Apalachicola by State Library and Archives of Florida on Flickr.

A través de Flickr:
Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/87320

Local call number: C680788

Title: Constantine Nichols holding crab number 73 at festival - Apalachicola

Date: November 1973

Physical descrip: 1 photoprint - b&w - 3 x 2 in.

Series Title: Department of Commerce Collection

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida
500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0250 USA, Contact: 850.245.6700, Archives@dos.myflorida.com

Technician setting up RCA Television Camera by NASA on The Commons on Flickr.

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(August 21, 1957) A television camera is focused by NACA technician on a ramjet engine model through the schlieren optical windows of the 10 x 10 Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel’s test section. Closed-circuit television enables aeronautical research scientists to view the ramjet, used for propelling missiles, while the wind tunnel is operating at speeds from 1500 to 2500 mph. (8.570) The tests were performed at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, now John H. Glenn Research Center.

Blue Marble, Eastern Hemisphere March 2014 by NASA Goddard Photo and Video on Flickr.

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Of all the planets NASA has explored, none have matched the dynamic complexity of our own. Earth is constantly changing, and NASA are working constantly to explore and understand the planet on scales from local to global.

Though Earth science has been a key part of NASA’s mission since the agency was founded in 1958, this year has been one of the peaks. Two new Earth-observing satellites have already been launched and put to work: the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) and the Orbiting Carbon Observatory 2 (OCO-2). Three more missions are set to take off in the next six months: the wind-measuring ISS-RapidScat, the ISS Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS), and the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP). And research planes have been flying over polar ice, hurricanes, boreal forests, and pollution plumes.

All of these new efforts complement an existing fleet of Earth-observing satellites. In visible light and many invisible wavelengths, NASA and its science partners are observing the entire planet every day. The image above was captured on March 30, 2014, by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite. The composite image of the eastern hemisphere was compiled from eight orbits of the satellite and ten imaging channels, then stitched together to blend the edges of each satellite pass.

Read more: earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=84214&eocn…

NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon, using Suomi NPP VIIRS imagery from NOAA’s Environmental Visualization Laboratory. Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, NOAA and the Department of Defense. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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Chick’N Pig restaurant - Jacksonville by State Library and Archives of Florida on Flickr.

A través de Flickr:
Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/51672

Local call number: SP00610

Title: Chick’N Pig restaurant - Jacksonville

Date: 1948

Physical descrip: 1 photograph - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

Series Title: Jack Spottswood Collection

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida
500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0250 USA, Contact: 850.245.6700, Archives@dos.myflorida.com

Chick’N Pig restaurant - Jacksonville by State Library and Archives of Florida on Flickr.

A través de Flickr:
Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/51672

Local call number: SP00610

Title: Chick’N Pig restaurant - Jacksonville

Date: 1948

Physical descrip: 1 photograph - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

Series Title: Jack Spottswood Collection

Repository: State Library and Archives of Florida
500 S. Bronough St., Tallahassee, FL, 32399-0250 USA, Contact: 850.245.6700, Archives@dos.myflorida.com

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Boko Haram Militants Sack Police Training College In Gwoza

Heavily armed insurgents belonging to the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, today invaded a well-known Nigerian Police training college in Gwoza, Borno State.

One of our sources disclosed that numerous trainees were killed or seriously injured by the militants who carried out the assault. “Those who survived the attack had to run to the mountains nearby,” said the source.

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