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Tycho (lunar crater)

Tycho is a prominent lunar impact crater located in the southern lunar highlands, named after the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. It is estimated to be 108 million years old. To the south of Tycho is the crater Street, to the east is Pictet, to the north-northeast is Sasserides; the surface around Tycho is replete with craters of various sizes, many overlapping still older craters. Some of the smaller craters are secondary craters formed from larger chunks of ejecta from Tycho, it is one of the Moon's brightest craters, with a diameter of 85 km and a depth of 4,800 m. Tycho is a young crater, with an estimated age of 108 million years, based on analysis of samples of the crater ray recovered during the Apollo 17 mission; this age suggested that the impactor may have been a member of the Baptistina family of asteroids, but as the composition of the impactor is unknown this remained conjecture. However, this possibility was ruled out by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer in 2011, as it was discovered that the Baptistina family was produced much than expected, having formed 80 million years ago.

The crater is defined, unlike older craters that have been degraded by subsequent impacts. The interior has a high albedo, prominent when the Sun is overhead, the crater is surrounded by a distinctive ray system forming long spokes that reach as long as 1,500 kilometers. Sections of these rays can be observed when Tycho is illuminated only by earthlight. Due to its prominent rays, Tycho is mapped as part of the Copernican System; the ramparts beyond the rim have a lower albedo than the interior for a distance of over a hundred kilometers, are free of the ray markings that lie beyond. This darker rim may have been formed from minerals excavated during the impact, its inner wall is slumped and terraced, sloping down to a rough but nearly flat floor exhibiting small, knobby domes. The floor displays signs of past volcanism, most from rock melt caused by the impact. Detailed photographs of the floor show that it is covered in a criss-crossing array of cracks and small hills; the central peaks rise 1,600 meters above the floor, a lesser peak stands just to the northeast of the primary massif.

Infrared observations of the lunar surface during an eclipse have demonstrated that Tycho cools at a slower rate than other parts of the surface, making the crater a "hot spot". This effect is caused by the difference in materials; the rim of this crater was chosen as the target of the Surveyor 7 mission. The robotic spacecraft safely touched down north of the crater in January 1968; the craft performed chemical measurements of the surface, finding a composition different from the maria. From this, one of the main components of the highlands was theorized to be anorthosite, an aluminium-rich mineral; the crater was imaged in great detail by Lunar Orbiter 5. From the 1950s through the 1990s, NASA aerodynamicist Dean Chapman and others advanced the lunar origin theory of tektites. Chapman used complex orbital computer models and extensive wind tunnel tests to support the theory that the so-called Australasian tektites originated from the Rosse ejecta ray of Tycho; until the Rosse ray is sampled, a lunar origin for these tektites cannot be ruled out.

This crater was drawn on lunar maps as early as 1645, when Antonius Maria Schyrleus de Rheita depicted the bright ray system. Tycho is named after the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. Like many of the craters on the Moon's near side, it was given its name by the Jesuit astronomer Giovanni Riccioli, whose 1651 nomenclature system has become standardized. Earlier lunar cartographers had given the feature different names. Pierre Gassendi named it Umbilicus Lunaris. Michael van Langren's 1645 map calls it "Vladislai IV" after King of Poland, and Johannes Hevelius named it'Mons Sinai' after Mount Sinai. By convention, these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint, closest to Tycho. There is a chapter entitled "Tycho" in Jules Verne's Around the Moon which describes the crater and its ray system. Tycho was the location of the Tycho Magnetic Anomaly, subsequent excavation of an alien monolith, in 2001: A Space Odyssey, the seminal science-fiction film by Stanley Kubrick and book by Arthur C.

Clarke. It serves as the location of "Tycho City" in Star Trek: First Contact. In the film Can't Buy Me Love, Cindy notices Tycho while looking through a telescope on her final "contractual" date with Ronny in the Airplane Graveyard. In Robert A. Heinlein's book The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, Tycho is the location of the lunar habitat "Tycho Under". In Jack Williamson's novel Terraforming Earth, the crater is utilized for "Tycho Base", a self-sustaining, robot-controlled installation aimed at restoring life to the planet Earth after an asteroid sterilizes the biosphere. In Heinlein's short story "Blowups Happen", a character hypothesizes that Tycho may have been the location of a sentient race's main atomic power plant, in a past time when the Moon was still habitable—and that the plant exploded, causing the craters, the rays spreading from Tycho, the death of all life on the Moon. Clifford Simak set a novelette The Trouble with Tycho, at the lunar crater, he postulated that the crater's rays were composed of volcanic glass akin to a theory postulated by NASA researchers Dean Chapman and John O'Keefe in the 1970s.

Crater Tycho figures prominently in the Matthew Looney and Maria Looney series of children's books set on the Moon, authored by Jerome Beatty. In Roger Macbride Allen's Hunted Earth series of novels, the Naked

Kimrie Lewis

Kimrie Denise Lewis is an American actress and writer. She is best known for her recurring role as reporter Ashley Davidson on Scandal, she stars on the ABC comedy Single Parents, playing single mom Poppy Banks. Kimrie Lewis was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Carol, a news executive producer, William, a news sound engineer and cameraman, she was raised in South Los Angeles. Her mother's family is of African American origin, her father's ancestry includes Native American. Through her father, she is the great-niece of jazz bassist Charles Mingus, she graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, with a B. A. in Theatre. Lewis recurred as reporter Ashley on the ABC television series Scandal, she appeared as Meg in Peeples with Craig Robinson and David Alan Grier. She recurred in the ABC Family drama series Chasing Life as Madeline, she has appeared in several commercials including for McDonald's, Sherwin-Williams, Country Music Television. In August 2016, TV Line reported that Lewis would guest star in season 5 of the Hulu comedy The Mindy Project.

Lewis began starring as a series regular on the ABC comedy Single Parents in 2018. Kimrie Lewis on IMDb

Room at the Top (novel)

Room at the Top is a novel by John Braine, first published in the United Kingdom by Eyre & Spottiswoode in 1957, about the rise of an ambitious young man of humble origin, the socio-economic struggles undergone in realising his social ambitions in post-war Britain. A film adaptation was made in 1959, followed in 2012 by a TV film. John Minton's cover art from the first edition was restored and used on the new edition by Valancourt Books in 2013. Joe Lampton, demobilised at the end of the Second World War, is starting in a new job with the Municipal Treasury in the town of Warley, he had been a POW. He is an orphan, he is determined to make something of himself, targeting a high-paid job with a thousand a year salary. He notices, shortly after arriving, a young man with an expensive car and a pretty girl friend and he realises that this lifestyle and appearance is what he aspires to; the book centres on Joe's efforts to secure a future. In Warley, he takes lodgings with the Thompsons, a middle class couple living in the better part of town, known locally as "T'top".

Lampton is delighted to find himself socially advantaged by taking, quite a "Room at the top", this serves as a metaphor for his ambition to better himself and to leave behind any vestige of his former life and acquaintances, many of whom he characterises as "zombies", lacking any trace of genuine life and character. Everything about Warley is an improvement on his former life in Dufton; the Thompsons introduce him to the local amateur dramatic society, in need of new faces, there he meets Susan Brown, the only daughter of a successful local businessman. He meets the cold and standoffish Alice Aisgill, who plays many of the leading lady parts. Alice and Joe are drawn together through intelligent conversation, their relationship soon becomes a rewarding sexual one, in spite of what Alice perceives to be a significant age difference. Although betrothed to Jack Wales, the dashing scion of a wealthy local family, the naive and childish Susan allows Joe to woo her. Joe has a way with words, convinces Alice of his affections for her – consolidating this during a stolen few days away in a country cottage, during which Alice declares her undying commitment to Lampton.

This is part of Joe's plan. Alice, distraught at the break-up, is found injured after a drunken car crash near where she and Joe first consummated their love, dies shortly afterwards. Room at the Top concludes with Joe drunkenly attempting to cope with remorse over Alice’s death and his successful scheme to marry upwards, he is reassured that nobody blames him for Alice's death – but he knows this is wrong, the book closes with him aware of his conscience, forced to live with his guilt and his responsibility for what has happened. Man at the Top, a 1970 TV series featuring Joe Lampton in life

Opinion polling for the 2016 Spanish general election

In the run up to the 2016 Spanish general election, various organisations carried out opinion polling to gauge voting intention in Spain during the term of the 11th Cortes Generales. Results of such polls are displayed in this article; the date range for these opinion polls is from the previous general election, held on 20 December 2015, to the day the next election was held, on 26 June 2016. Voting intention estimates refer to a hypothetical Congress of Deputies election. Polls are listed in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first and using the dates when the survey fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. Where the fieldwork dates are unknown, the date of publication is given instead; the highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed with its background shaded in the leading party's colour. If a tie ensues, this is applied to the figures with the highest percentages; the "Lead" columns on the right shows the percentage-point difference between the parties with the highest percentages in a given poll.

The table below lists nationwide voting intention estimates. Refusals are excluded from the party vote percentages, while question wording and the treatment of "don't know" responses and those not intending to vote may vary between polling organisations; when available, seat projections are displayed below the percentages in a smaller font. 176 seats were required for an absolute majority in the Congress of Deputies. Color key: Poll conducted after legal ban on opinion polls Exit poll The table below lists raw, unweighted voting preferences. Color key: Poll conducted after legal ban on opinion polls The table below lists opinion polling on the perceived likelihood of victory for each party in the event of a general election taking place; the table below lists opinion polling on leader preferences to become Prime Minister. The table below lists opinion polling on the perceived likelihood for each leader to become Prime Minister; the tables below list the public approval ratings of the leaders of the main political parties in Spain

Quebec Route 202

Route 202 is an east/west 140-kilometer highway in the Monteregie region of the province of Quebec, Canada. Its western terminus is at the junction of Route 132 in Sainte-Barbe and its eastern terminus is in southern Cowansville at the junctions of Route 104 and Route 139; the highway runs a few kilometers north of the United States-Canada border for most of its length. Sainte-Barbe Huntingdon Hinchinbrooke Franklin Havelock Hemmingford Hemmingford Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle Lacolle Noyan Saint-Georges-de-Clarenceville Venise-en-Québec Pike River Stanbridge Station Bedford Bedford Stanbridge East Dunham Cowansville List of Quebec provincial highways Provincial Route Map Route 202 in Google Maps

Platinum Jubilee High School, Warangal

The Platinum Jubilee High School is an English medium school in Warangal, India. It is recognized by the Telangana State Education Department, follows the State Education Board curriculum; the school has 1,500 students from pre-primary through Grade 10. Platinum Jubilee High School was established in 1953 by the Aga Khan Social Welfare Society, it was integrated into the Aga Khan Education Services in 1998. Joy library Learning areas Sand pit Water play Play equipment Puppet theatre Junior library Junior Science library Junior Computer laboratory Math laboratory Audio-visual Centre Play park Library with Open Access system Computer laboratory Internet connection to all PCs in the Computer Lab and elsewhere Teacher Resource Centre Physical Science laboratory Biology laboratory Play ground Multipurpose hall Aakash live coaching classes Comfortable furniture Playing area D. F. C. Computer lab The Teachers Resource Centre supports and facilitates in-service professional development of the faculty.

Apart from the educational reference material available in the TRC, it serves as a platform for teachers to interact. The TRC has four computers with broadband internet access; the school seeks parental co-operation and assistance through the Parent-Teacher Association, which promotes a closer relationship between home and school. There are separate associations for the pre-primary and secondary sections, which are elected annually. PTA members assist the school in: Reviewing the school's progress through Parent Development Meetings Communicating between the school and parents Supporting the school's activities and initiatives, e.g. organizing social events for students The school is part of the Aga Khan Education Services. The foundations of the present system were laid by Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah, Aga Khan III, under whose guidance over 200 schools were established during the first half of the 20th century, the first of them in 1905 in Zanzibar, Gwadur in Pakistan and Mundra in India. Since the creation of Aga Khan Education Services companies in the 1970s, the schools have been centrally administered and managed.

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