Sun Sizzles in High-Energy X-Rays

Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 26, 2014

For the first time, a mission designed to set its eyes on black holes and other objects far from our solar system has turned its gaze back closer to home, capturing images of our sun. NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has taken its first picture of the sun, producing the most sensitive solar portrait ever taken in high-energy X-rays. “NuSTAR will give us a unique loo
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I can almost hear the crack of the bat,
The pop of the glove,
The strike 3 calls,
And the fans (like me) cheering their team on from the crowd.

I can almost smell the fresh green grass from the outfield,
The dollar dogs,
The beer,
And the crackerjacks.

I can almost see the sprints before the game,
The warm-up throws,
The pitcher and catcher walking as one to the bullpen,
The BP homers from pitchers that bring laughs to everyone around,
The few kind souls who stop to sign autographs,
The children radiating happiness,
And all others taken away from their worries.

Baseball is almost back!

Caspar David Friedrich (German; 1774–1840)
Frau vor der untergehenden Sonne = Woman Before the Setting Sun
ca. 1818
Oil on canvas
Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany
© Museum Folkwang, Essen