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This Is My Pressure Cooker

August 16, 2013

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This  STORY of a SWAT team invading a womens house because she was researching pressure cookers made me think of ‘The Rifleman’s Creed’.

But with a few minor changes.

THIS IS MY PRESSURE COOKER

This is my pressure cooker. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My pressure cooker is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My pressure cooker, without me, it’s useless. Without my pressure cooker, I am useless. I must cook with my pressure cooker true. I must cook as my family gets hungry. I must cook nutritious, well balanced meals. I will…

My pressure cooker and I know that what counts in this kitchen is the food I cook, the tenderness of my roast, and the flavor I instill. I know that it is the quality of the food that counts. I will feed…

My pressure cooker is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as only a cook can. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its pressure settings and its limitations. I will keep my pressuer cooker clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…

Before God, I swear this creed. My pressure cooker and I are the masters of my kitchen. We will satisfy our family’s hunger. We are the sustainers of their bodies.

So be it, until victory is ours and there is no hunger, only the well being of our family!

Thank you for visiting.

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Galaxy Collision

Two Galaxies Colliding X-ray: NASA/CXC/Huntingdon Inst. for X-ray Astronomy/G.Garmire, Optical: ESO/VLT

NASA’s Chandra x-ray observatory picked up something odd and powerful in a galaxy far, far away: an event almost like a sonic boom that triggered an enormous release of superheated gas. NASA thinks the boom was caused by something we’ve never seen before: the collision of a dwarf galaxy with a much larger spiral galaxy. (Note: there’s no sound in space, this collision did not actually make a “KABOOM” noise, we know, we know.)

Chandra’s telescopes picked up the heat before anything else; that cloud of superheated gas is around six million degrees Fahrenheit, so “superheated” is, if anything, an understatement. Then scientists began putting the puzzle pieces together. The gas formed a comet-like shape, indicating the motion of the dwarf galaxy as it collided with the larger spiral galaxy. The spiral galaxy is about 60 million light-years from Earth, named NGC 1232, as these things are. At the head of that comet-ish shape are a bunch of very bright points and strong x-ray emission. NASA thinks that’s the creation of super-powerful stars, triggered by the collision.

The collision itself is estimated to continue for about 50 million years, with the hot gas continuing to exude x-rays for possibly hundreds of millions of years after that. It’s of significant interest to NASA as it could help them understand how the universe grows due to the collision of enormous galaxies like these two. Read more about it here.

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  1. August 16, 2013 8:24 pm

    Reblogged this on Random Stuff55.

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