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90377 Sedna

90377 Sedna, or Sedna, is a large planetoid in the outer reaches of the Solar System that was, as of 2020, at a distance of about 85 astronomical units from the Sun, about three times as far as Neptune. Spectroscopy has revealed that Sedna's surface composition is similar to those of some other trans-Neptunian objects, being a mixture of water and nitrogen ices with tholins, its surface is one of the reddest among Solar System objects. It is a possible dwarf planet. Sedna is tied with 2002 MS4 as the largest planetoid not known to have a moon. For most of its orbit, it is farther from the Sun than at present, with its aphelion estimated at 937 AU, making it one of the most distant-known objects in the Solar System other than long-period comets. Sedna has an exceptionally long and elongated orbit, taking 11,400 years to complete and a distant point of closest approach to the Sun at 76 AU; these facts have led to much speculation about its origin. The Minor Planet Center places Sedna in the scattered disc, a group of objects sent into elongated orbits by the gravitational influence of Neptune.

This classification has been contested because its perihelion is too large for it to have been scattered by a known planet, leading some astronomers to informally refer to it as the first known member of the inner Oort cloud. Others speculate that it might have been tugged into its current orbit by a passing star one within the Sun's birth cluster, or that it was captured from another star system. Another hypothesis suggests that its orbit may be evidence for a large planet beyond the orbit of Neptune. Astronomer Michael E. Brown, co-discoverer of Sedna and the dwarf planets Eris and Makemake, thinks that it is the most scientifically important trans-Neptunian object found to date, because understanding its unusual orbit is to yield valuable information about the origin and early evolution of the Solar System. Sedna was discovered by Michael Brown, Chad Trujillo, David Rabinowitz on 14 November 2003; the discovery formed part of a survey begun in 2001 with the Samuel Oschin telescope at Palomar Observatory near San Diego, California using Yale's 160-megapixel Palomar Quest camera.

On that day, an object was observed to move by 4.6 arcseconds over 3.1 hours relative to stars, which indicated that its distance was about 100 AU. Follow-up observations were made in November–December 2003 with the SMARTS telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, the Tenagra IV telescope in Nogales and the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. Combining those with precovery observations taken at the Samuel Oschin telescope in August 2003, from the Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking consortium in 2001–2002, allowed accurate determination of its orbit; the calculations showed that the object was moving along a distant eccentric orbit, at a distance of 90.3 AU from the Sun. Precovery images have been found in images of the Palomar Digitized Sky Survey dating back to September 25, 1990. Brown nicknamed Sedna "The Flying Dutchman", or "Dutch", after a legendary ghost ship, because its slow movement had masked its presence from his team. For an official name for the object, Brown settled on "Sedna", a name from Inuit mythology, which Brown chose because the Inuit were the closest polar culture to his home in Pasadena, because the name, unlike Quaoar, would be pronounceable.

On his website, he wrote: Brown suggested to the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center that any future objects discovered in Sedna's orbital region should be named after entities in arctic mythologies. The team made the name "Sedna" public before the object had been numbered. Brian Marsden, the head of the Minor Planet Center, said that such an action was a violation of protocol, that some members of the IAU might vote against it. No objection was raised to the name, no competing names were suggested; the IAU's Committee on Small Body Nomenclature accepted the name in September 2004, considered that, in similar cases of extraordinary interest, it might in the future allow names to be announced before they were numbered. Sedna has the second longest orbital period of any known object in the Solar System of comparable size or larger, calculated at around 11,400 years, its orbit is eccentric, with an aphelion estimated at 937 AU and a perihelion at about 76 AU. This perihelion was the largest of that of any known Solar System object until the discovery of 2012 VP113.

At its aphelion, Sedna orbits the Sun at a mere 1.3% of Earth's orbital speed. When Sedna was discovered it was 89.6 AU from the Sun approaching perihelion, was the most distant object in the Solar System observed. Sedna was surpassed by Eris, detected by the same survey near aphelion at 97 AU; the orbits of some long-period comets extend farther than that of Sedna. As Sedna nears its perihelion in mid 2076, the Sun would appear as an bright star-like pinpoint in its sky, 100 times brighter than a full moon on Earth, too far away to be visible as a disc to the naked eye; when first discovered, Sedna was thought to have an unusually long rotational period. It was speculated that Sedna's rotation was slowed by the gravitational pull of a large binary companion, similar to Pluto's moon Charon. A search for

Henry Batista

Henry Batista was an American film and television editor active from the 1930s through the 1970s. Henry Batista was born in Pasadena, California, to Henry Batista and Rose Delara, both of whom had emigrated to the United States from Italy. Before he got into film editing, he was a renowned golfer in Southern California, he continued playing throughout his life, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Editing for his work on 1954's The Caine Mutiny. Jungle Moon Men Cell 2455, Death Row Women's Prison The Bamboo Prison Masterson of Kansas They Rode West The Caine Mutiny Charge of the Lancers Mission Over Korea Savage Mutiny The Four Poster Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land Purple Heart Diary Jungle Manhunt The Brave Bulls Last of the Buccaneers David Harding, Counterspy Cow Town Captive Girl Mark of the Gorilla Sons of New Mexico Holiday in Havana The Cowboy and the Indians Blondie Hits the Jackpot Law of the Barbary Coast Blondie's Big Deal The Big Sombrero Racing Luck The Gentleman from Nowhere The Strawberry Roan The Lone Wolf in London Blondie in the Dough King of the Wild Horses Blind Spot Betty Co-Ed My Name Is Julia Ross

Westerville City School District

Westerville City Schools serves Westerville, Minerva Park, Blendon Township, portions of Columbus, other nearby rural areas. Though the district is situated in northern Franklin County, it serves much of Genoa Township in southern Delaware County. Since 1997, the district has added one high school, one middle school, two new elementary schools to accommodate a growing student population; the superintendent is Dr. John R. Kellogg The district is the 12th largest in Ohio. On the 09-10 state report card, Westerville City Schools were rated "Excellent with Distinction", For the 16th consecutive year, the district earned the “What Parents Want” in education designation from SchoolMatch. In 2009, the Westerville Alumni Association was formed to serve the graduates of the three current high schools as well as the graduates of the original Westerville High School; the stated mission of the Association is to foster greater connections among the alumni community and to ensure the development and continued success of the Westerville high schools through student scholarships and teacher grants.

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Patapsco Swinging Bridge

The Patapsco Swinging Bridge is located in the Avalon/Orange Grove area of Patapsco Valley State Park in central Maryland, United States. It is a suspension bridge consisting of a wooden deck supported by large cables; the Patapsco Valley has a history of "swinging" bridges built for pedestrian travel from one side of the river to the other. The Orange Grove Flour Mill was one such popular crossing and is where the current bridge now stands; the first bridge was built by the Orange Grove Flour Mill for employees to cross the river. The new swinging bridge, built by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, is one of the most well known and most popular attractions at the Patapsco Valley State Park; the new swinging bridge was constructed October 6, 2006. It is located at the end of the new Grist Mill Trail in the Avalon area, crossing the Patapsco River and joining with Ilchester Road; this new pedestrian bridge completes the 1.25-mile Grist Mill Trail extension, a trail that provides access into Patapsco Valley State Park from Ellicott City and other upstream communities for the first time since Hurricane Agnes struck in June 1972.

The grand opening for the bridge was November 4, 2006. Patapsco Valley State Park Bloede's Dam Thomas Viaduct

Tracy Byrnes

Tracy Byrnes is an American television business news anchor and accountant who worked for the Fox Business Network. Byrnes appeared as a recurring panelist on Fox Business Channel stocks and investment news programs Cashin' In, Bulls & Bears and Your World with Neil Cavuto, she hosted the 1 P. M. ET weekday FBN Live on Live. She joined Fox Business Network as a reporter in October 2007 after being a recurring guest since 2005, she left Fox Business Network in March 2015. Byrnes, born into a Sicilian-American family, was raised in Northern New Jersey and is a 1992 Graduate of Lehigh University with a B. A. in Economics and two English minors. After college, Byrnes embarked on a career at Young LLP as a senior accountant. Byrnes advanced her education receiving her M. B. A. in Accounting from Rutgers University Graduate School of Management. Byrnes began her financial journalism career in 1997; as a freelance business columnist, Byrnes has written columns for and the New York Post and her work has appeared in SmartMoney and on CBS Marketwatch.

Prior to freelancing, she spent four years as a senior writer for, where she worked alongside Dagen McDowell. In 2008, Byrnes released her first book, Break Down Your Money: How to Get Beyond the Noise to Profit in the Markets. In 2015 Byrnes founded the Wine focused content site Byrnes is divorced. She's a mother of two girls and a boy, she claims alimony. IMDB bio Tracy Byrnes bio at Tracy Byrnes @ Tracy Byrnes @ Tracy Byrnes on Twitter

Freedom at Midnight

Freedom at Midnight is a book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. It describes events around Indian independence and partition in 1947-48, beginning with the appointment of Lord Mountbatten of Burma as the last viceroy of British India, ending with the death and funeral of Mahatma Gandhi; the book gives a detailed account of the last year of the British Raj, the princely states' reactions to independence, the partition of British India on religious grounds, the bloodshed that followed. There is a description of the British summertime capital Shimla in the Himalayas and how supplies were carried up steep mountains by porters each year. On the theme of partition, the book relates that the crucial maps setting the boundary separating India and Pakistan were drawn that year by Cyril Radcliffe, who had not visited India before being appointed as the chairman of the Boundary Commission, it depicts the fury of both Hindus and Muslims, misled by their communal leaders, during the partition, the biggest mass slaughter in the history of India as millions of people were uprooted by the partition and tried to migrate by train, on foot to new places designated for their particular religious group.

Many migrants fell victim to religious extremists of both dominant religions. One incident quoted describes a canal in Lahore that ran with floating bodies. Covered in detail are the events leading to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, as well as the life and motives of British-educated Jawaharlal Nehru and Pakistani leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah; the authors interviewed many. They subsequently wrote a book based in particular upon their research on Mountbatten, titled Mountbatten and the Partition of India; that book contains interviews with Mountbatten, a selection of papers that were in his possession. Freedom at Midnight is a non-fiction book told in a casual style, similar to the authors' previous Is Paris Burning? and O Jerusalem!. It aroused controversy for its portrayal of the British expatriates, the native rulers of India and members of India's first cabinet. James Cameron described it as the result of deep research into events neglected by other historians; this book was one of the inspirations for the 2017 film Viceroy's House