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Kaner came up to me and said, ‘you had two tonight?’ And I said yeah, and he goes, ‘all right, I’m gonna get it to you’, and he did.” - Ryan Hartman, 1st career hat trick 

HK 433

Supposedly H&K’s newest rifle platform that combines the G36 and 416. There were two translations about the features but some people aren’t convinced if this is actually a real rifle since it wasn’t debuted at SHOT Show.

– Short Stroke Gas Piston System with rotary bolt
– 45/90 and 90/180 selectors
– Barrel change on user level
– All charging manipulations can be done while the safety is activated

- Modular and light construction. Compact dimensions.
- Barrel length individually configurable. Simple end-user level barrel change.
- Completely ambidextrous manipulation for right and left handed shooters.
- Non reciprocating charging handle with integrated forward assist. Switchable w/o tools.
- Lower receiver with ambidextrous manipulation for G36 and HK416 users.
- Drop safe according to AC225/D14 with and w/o applied safety.
- Upper receiver with full length STANAG rail in 12 o'clock position. Hand guard with Hkey interface on 3 and 9 o'clock position. Picatinny rail on 6 o'clock position.
- Length adjustable folding stock with height adjustable cheek weld. Weapon also usable with stock folded.
- Optional receiver integrated maintenance free shot counter.
- Tool less disassembly / assembly of major components.
- Weapon can be set to safe in all loading conditions.

Silence Asks
  • White noise: Are you comfortable with people talking around you or do you need absolute quiet?
  • Static: Do you have thoughts that only come when you're alone?
  • Ceiling Fane: Do you notice small things when you watch TV shows (i.e., the lyrics of a song, the conversations in the background,etc.)?
  • Breeze: What is one place in your town that makes you feel like it could be part of some mysterious, mythical world?
  • Breathing: What is something physical you find comforting?
  • Footsteps: Are you scared of being alone?
  • Wind: What element are you?
  • Heartbeat: What is your go-to thought for positivity?
  • Clock: Are you a schedule kind of person or do you prefer to take things as they come?
  • Cicadas: Butterflies, ladybugs, fireflies, crickets, or spiders?
  • Hum of Electricity: What chaotic force of nature are you?
  • What he says: I hate the Natsu vs. Sting and Rogue fight.
  • What he means: Most everyone seems to hate the Sting and Rogue fight, but not for the right reasons. Sting and Rogue perform a Unison Raid against him. While Sting and Rogue (the former of whom had easily stomped both Natsu and Gajeel before they decided to get up) begin their Unison Raid, Mavis is going on about how their power is great, but you need more than power to win, and how "these bonds of friendship can't be broken by power alone". The problem with this is that Natsu is the target of her speech, representing friendship and bonds, and Sting and Rogue are the ones representing simple power. Not five minutes before, Natsu forced Gajeel on a cart ride out of the fight over a petty argument about Sting's clock position, showing just how few fucks he gives about friendship or bonds, to take on the Twin Dragons alone. Sting and Rogue on the other hand, are A) having inner monologues about promises they made to Lector and Frosch and B) doing a Unison Raid, which explicitly requires the users to be as close a pair as humanly possible for it to work. It's literally backwards. If I ever hear another friendship power speech, I will blow up a small country.

The Owl Nebula in Ursa Major

A planetary nebula about 6000 years old formed by the 16th magnitude central star shown here between the “eyes” of the Owl. Numerous distant galaxies can be seen in the image, including an obvious edge-on spiral to the left of M97 and a near face-on spiral to the right at a 4 o'clock position.

Credit: David M. Jurasevich

Oh and this was our blast. They didn’t give us the specific grading (they don’t even offer photos? We had to ask?) but they said it looked good.

It had good outer cells (to become placenta) and I THINK the inner cell mass is at the 6-7 o'clock position.

Here’s hoping it was a top knotch blast!

The Bubble Nebula is 7 light-years across — about one-and-a-half times the distance from our sun to its nearest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri — and resides 7,100 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cassiopeia.

The seething star forming this nebula is 45 times more massive than our sun. Gas on the star gets so hot that it escapes away into space as a “stellar wind” moving at over 4 million miles per hour. This outflow sweeps up the cold, interstellar gas in front of it, forming the outer edge of the bubble much like a snowplow piles up snow in front of it as it moves forward.

As the surface of the bubble’s shell expands outward, it slams into dense regions of cold gas on one side of the bubble. This asymmetry makes the star appear dramatically off-center from the bubble, with its location in the 10 o'clock position in the Hubble view.

Dense pillars of cool hydrogen gas laced with dust appear at the upper left of the picture, and more “fingers” can be seen nearly face-on, behind the translucent bubble.

The gases heated to varying temperatures emit different colors: oxygen is hot enough to emit blue light in the bubble near the star, while the cooler pillars are yellow from the combined light of hydrogen and nitrogen. The pillars are similar to the iconic columns in the “Pillars of Creation” in the Eagle Nebula. As seen with the structures in the Eagle Nebula, the Bubble Nebula pillars are being illuminated by the strong ultraviolet radiation from the brilliant star inside the bubble.

It is being formed by an O star, BD +60°2522, an extremely bright, massive, and short-lived star that has lost most of its outer hydrogen and is now fusing helium into heavier elements. The star is about 4 million years old, and in 10 million to 20 million years, it will likely detonate as a supernova.

Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 imaged the nebula in visible light with unprecedented clarity in February 2016. The colors correspond to blue for oxygen, green for hydrogen, and red for nitrogen. This information will help astronomers understand the geometry and dynamics of this complex system.

Object Names: Bubble Nebula, NGC 7635

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Time And Space

The small, northern constellation Triangulum harbors this magnificent face-on spiral galaxy, M33. Its popular names include the Pinwheel Galaxy or just the Triangulum Galaxy. M33 is over 50,000 light-years in diameter, third largest in the Local Group of galaxies after the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and our own Milky Way. About 3 million light-years from the Milky Way, M33 is itself thought to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy and astronomers in these two galaxies would likely have spectacular views of each other’s grand spiral star systems. As for the view from planet Earth, this sharp composite image nicely shows off M33’s blue star clusters and pinkish star forming regions along the galaxy’s loosely wound spiral arms. In fact, the cavernous NGC 604 is the brightest star forming region, seen here at about the 1 o'clock position from the galaxy center. Like M31, M33’s population of well-measured variable stars have helped make this nearby spiral a cosmic yardstick for establishing the distance scale of the Universe.

Object Names: M33, The Triangulum Galaxy

Image Type: Astronomical

 Credit: Giovanni Benintende

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‘Victoria Crater’ at Meridiani Planum

This image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows “Victoria crater,” an impact crater at Meridiani Planum, near the equator of Mars. The crater is approximately 800 meters (half a mile) in diameter. It has a distinctive scalloped shape to its rim, caused by erosion and downhill movement of crater wall material. Layered sedimentary rocks are exposed along the inner wall of the crater, and boulders that have fallen from the crater wall are visible on the crater floor. The floor of the crater is occupied by a striking field of sand dunes.

Since January 2004, the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has been operating at Meridiani Planum. Five days before this image was taken, Opportunity arrived at the rim of Victoria crater, after a drive of more than 9 kilometers (over 5 miles). The rover can be seen in this image, at roughly the “ten o'clock” position along the rim of the crater.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Cornell/Ohio State University