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Sehari sebelum mala petaka tornado pada hari Isnin 20hb Mei, Oklahoma City merayakan perarakan dan pesta Gay pada hari Ahad 19hb Mei, 2013.
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Ahli Jawatankuasa Surau Al-Mustaqim di Lembah Keramat, Ulu Klang, merayu sumbangan dana bagi membeli beberapa peralatan yang rosak akibat disambar petir pada hari Rabu lepas, 7hb Mac (hari yang sama beberapa kawasan di Ampang dan Hulu Langat dilanda banjir teruk).
Surau ini adalah antara surau yang aktif dengan pelbagai aktiviti, ceramah dan program untuk pelbagai peringkat umur dan antara tempat ceramah bulanan Ustaz Kazim Elias di Lembah Klang.
Berikut adalah pesanan mesej ringkas dari Imam Ustaz Mohd Zuhir Abdullah:
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Updated: January 16, 2012:
Russia believes fragments of its Phobos-Grunt probe, which fell back to Earth after malfunctioning during a mission to Mars, crashed into the Pacific Ocean early this morning.
The splashdown marks an inglorious end for the spacecraft, which Russia launched in November with the aim of scooping up a sample from Mars’ largest moon Phobos and bringing it back to Earth.
“According to information from mission control of the space forces, the fragments of Phobos Grunt should have fallen into the Pacific Ocean at 17:45 GMT,” spokesman Alexei Zolotukhin told the Interfax news agency.
MOSCOW | Sun Jan 15, 2012, (Reuters) - Russia’s failed Mars probe Phobos-Grunt is expected to plummet back to Earth on Sunday, sending space officials scrambling to predict where it will hit in the countdown to re-entry.
Space agency Roskosmos says debris from its doomed 14-ton spacecraft, which includes 11 tons of toxic rocket fuel, will fall to Earth between 1841 and 2105 GMT (1:41 and 4:05 p.m. EST).
Due to constant changes in the upper atmosphere, which is strongly influenced by solar activity, the exact time and place of the satellite’s return is unknown.
The crash site could be anywhere along an elliptical orbit over a broad swathe of the globe, from a latitude of 51.4 degrees north – roughly as far north as London – to 51.4 degrees south, on the same latitude as the heel of Argentina.
The $165-million spacecraft, designed to retrieve soil samples from the Martian moon Phobos, was meant to be Russia’s first successful interplanetary mission in over two decades.
But it became stuck in orbit after a botched launch on November 8, and has since been slowly losing altitude due to gravity’s pull.
Experts say the falling space junk poses little risk. The probe’s aluminum fuel tank is expected to burn up high in the atmosphere.
“If anyone gets to see it, it will be a fabulous show. I don’t think there has been an explosion of such a large volume of fuel in space history,” Igor Marinin, editor of the space journal Novosti Kosmonavtiki, told Reuters.
Some 20 to 30 small pieces of debris with a total weight of 200 kg (440 lbs) could hit Earth, Roskosmos said, adding that a tiny radioactive cargo of Cobalt-57 was too small to cause harm.
One component likely to survive re-entry is a small return capsule specifically designed to crash-land back on Earth in 2014, mission scientist Alexander Zakharov said.
“This is the capsule that was meant to bring back samples from Phobos, it’s disappointing,” Zakharov said. “We’re hoping Roskosmos will approve a new craft to accomplish this mission.”
Phobos-Grunt was one of five botched launches last year that marred celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering first human space flight and hurt Moscow’s pride.
In an apparent attempt to deflect blame, Russia’s space agency chief hinted foreign sabotage might be the reason.
“I don’t want to blame anyone, but there are very powerful means to interfere with spacecraft today whose use cannot be ruled out,” Vladimir Popovkin told the daily Izvestia.
Stargazers worldwide are watching for reentry, including the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordinating Committee, an offshoot of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
Under a U.N. space convention, Russia could be liable to pay compensation for any harm caused by bits of falling spacecraft.
In 1981, the Soviet Union paid Canada $3 million for the cost of cleaning up radioactive debris scattered in the crash of a Soviet nuclear-powered reconnaissance satellite, Kosmos 954.
With most of the planet’s surface covered by water, Russia’s errant space probe is likely to splash into the ocean.
When NASA’s defunct Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite fell out of orbit in September, it showered debris into the Pacific Ocean. Germany’s Rosat X-ray telescope re-entered a month later over the Bay of Bengal.
(Reporting By Alissa de Carbonnel; editing by Andrew Roche)
Rakyat telah menzahirkan kemarahan dan kebencian. Bantahan terhadap tekanan dan kesengsaraan disuarakan dengan akhirnya Hosni Mubarak dijatuhkan.
Kerajaan peralihan sudah dilantik dan melaksanakan pilihanraya terbuka pertama sejak Mubarak dijatuhkan.
Rakyat telah membuat pilihan mereka dengan sebebasnya buat pertama kali untuk sekian lama dipendam.Apakah ianya telah sampai masanya untuk rakyat jelata menikmati “kebebasan” yang dicari-cari itu. Apakah kini udara demokrasi sudah boleh dihirup?
Perkembangan sehingga kini belum dapat mengambarkan hasrat dan cita-cita untuk merasai hidup era pasca “kekejaman” Mubarak dapat dinikmati dalam masa yang terdekat.
Antaranya: Egypt protesters and troops clash. Rusuhan demi rusuhan tetap berlaku. Medan Tahrir masih menjadi medan himpunan yang tidak kesudahan. Semacam badi Mubarak itu masih ada.
Jangan sampai percaturan menggulingkan Saddam Hussien terulang lagi. Kekejaman Saddam sekian lama berakhir dengan kematiannya ditangisi apabila suasana Iraq yang masih bermandi darah untuk sekian lama selepas menjemput Amerika masuk untuk campur tangan.
Apakah suasana kini lebih aman? Apakah percaturan politik sedemikian menguntungkan selepas kini Syiah yang menguasai kerajaan melepaskan geram mereka? Siapa yang untung?
Apakah selepas menjemput NATO untuk melumpuhkan keseluruhan sistem pertahan negara Libya rakyat dapat nikmati bidup baru pasca Gaddafi? Apakah “kenikmatan” pelabagai kemudahan bagi rakyat kebanyakan akan dapat diteruskan oleh oleh kepimpinan ad hoc yang rapuh dapat berjanji untuk tidak mengulangi kekejaman Gaddafi? Laporan pelbagai berita menyiarkan mereka yang setia dengan Gaddafi pula yang menerima kesengsaraan. Apakah itu keadilan dan demikrasi yang dilaungkan?
Ya Rabb, lindungilah tanah air kami dari mala petaka dan kekacauan yang tidak menentu. Selamatkanlan umat Islam di tanah air ku kami.
But the satellite is expected to break up into smaller pieces upon re-entry and the risk to public safety or property from the falling debris is said to be extremely small.
Nevertheless, Malaysia’s National Space Agency (Angkasa) is monitoring updates from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) of the United States.
The satellite is Nasa’s decommissioned Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), and so far, the US space agency could not put the exact time and place where the 6,000kg object would fall. Nasa’s latest update showed the expected re-entry date as tomorrow, US time, plus or minus a day. This puts the expected date for Malaysia between tomorrow and Sunday.
Angkasa’s spokesman said their team, based at the National Observatory at the Bukit Malut Dam in Langkawi, Kedah, is monitoring the satellite.
“Although it is difficult to use the facility’s telescope to track the satellite, we will still try,” he said yesterday.
“Our team is also monitoring Nasa’s website round-the-clock for the latest updates on the expected time and location of the re-entry.” Angkasa, unlike Nasa, does not have the equipment or expertise to monitor space debris or near-earth objects.
The spokesman said members of the public could also monitor the updates through the Nasa website at http://www.nasa.gov/uars.
He said there was no need for people to worry as the satellite would break up into pieces and the odds of being struck was estimated at 1 in 3,200.
He said the 20-year-old research satellite was expected to break up into more than 100 pieces as it reentered the atmosphere, most of them burning up.
Twenty-six of its heaviest metal parts are expected to reach Earth, the biggest chunk weighing 136kg.
The debris could be scattered over an area of about 800km.
The UARS’ trajectory takes it between 57 degrees north latitude and 57 degrees south latitude, which is also its crash zone.
The zone covers everything from Canada down to the tip of South America, and from Siberia down to the tip of Africa and Australia.
The UARS was launched on Sept 12, 1991, aboard space shuttle mission STS-48 and it was deployed on Sept 15, 1991. It was the first multiinstrumented satellite to observe numerous chemical components of the atmosphere for better understanding of photochemistry. UARS ceased its productive scientific life in 2005.
US media advised its citizens not to pick up any debris that they suspect came from the satellite.
The space agency says there are no toxic chemicals present, but there can be sharp edges. Also, it’s government property. It’s against the law to keep it as a souvenir or sell it on eBay. Nasa’s advice is to report any findings to the police.
US media reports said that UARS was getting advance publicity because it was the biggest Nasa satellite to make an uncontrolled re-entry in about three decades.
Additional info from
|Int’l Designation:||1991 063B|
|Launched:||12 SEP 1991 @ 23:11 UTC|
|Site:||Deployed from Shuttle Discovery on 15 September 1991|
|Mission:||Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite|
|Predicted Reentry Time:||23 SEP 2011 @ 20:00 UTC ± 14 hours|
|Prediction Epoch:||21 SEP 2011 @ 13:00:58.904 UTC|
|Prediction Ground Track:|
For clarity, ground track plot is limited to ± 6 hours
Yellow Icon – location of object at predicted reentry time
Orange Line – area of visibility at the predicted reentry time for a ground observer
Blue Line – ground track uncertainty prior to predicted reentry time (ticks at 5-minute intervals)
Yellow Line – ground track uncertainty after predicted reentry time (ticks at 5-minute intervals)
White Line – day/night divider at predicted reentry time (Sun location shown by White Icon)
Note: Possible reentry locations lie anywhere along the blue and yellow ground track.
Yogyakarta. Eruptions at Indonesia’s deadly volcano appeared to be intensifying Friday, as clouds of searing gas and ash cascaded down the mountain, torching homes in one slope-side village and triggering a chaotic midnight evacuation.
Hospital workers said a 3-year-old girl was killed and more than 50 people injured — most with severe burns.
Men with ash-covered faces streamed down Mount Merapi on motorcycles followed by truckloads of women and children as officials announced over loudspeakers that they were expanding the volcano’s “danger zone” for the second day in a row.
Even staff at the mountain’s main monitoring post were told to move farther away from the glowing crater.
Mount Merapi, which means “Fire Mountain,” is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
But even those who have dedicated a lifetime to studying it have been baffled by its erratic behavior since it burst back to life on Oct. 26 — an eruption that has been followed by more than a dozen other powerful blasts and thousands of volcanic tremors.
They’d earlier hoped that would result in a long, slow release of energy.
“But we have no idea what to expect now,” said Surono, a state expert on volcanos, adding that he has never seen the needle on Merapi’s seismograph working with such intensity.
The fear is that a new lava dome forming in the mouth of the crater will collapse, triggering a deadly surge of up to 1,800 degree Fahrenheit (1,000 degree Celsius) ash and gas — known to experts as pyroclastic flows — at speeds of 60 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour).
More than 75,000 people living along Merapi’s fertile slopes have been evacuated to crowded emergency shelters far from the crater, though some return to their villages during periods of calm to check on their livestock and homes.
More than 80 families live in Bronggang, the village hit just before midnight Friday, which is located 9 miles (15 kilometers) from the crater, well inside the danger zone.
It was not immediately clear why they hadn’t been evacuated.
A 3-year-old girl was killed in the inferno, said Pangardi, a forensic expert at Sardjito hospital, which was treating the wounded.
It was not immediately clear if all were from the village.
Earlier Thursday, Merapi shot out towering clouds of ash with a thunder-like roar, dusting towns up to 150 miles (250 kilometers) away and forcing in motorists in Yogyakarta, 20 miles (30 kilometers) away, to switch on their headlights during the day.
Activity at the mountain has at times briefly forced airports in Yogyakarta and nearby Solo to close and the Transportation Ministry reiterated Thursday that flight paths near the mountain had been shut down for safety reasons. Heavy ash and volcanic debris has been known to affect visibility and clog engines.
Officials insisted, however, that a Qantas jetliner forced to make an emergency landing after one of its four engines failed over Batam, an island 800 miles (1,400 kilometers) to the west, was unrelated.
“There was no connection with Mount Merapi,” said Bambang Ervan, a spokesman for the Transportation Ministry. “It was too far from the volcano — the sky over Singapore and Sumatra island is free of dust.”
Merapi has killed at least 45 people since Oct. 26 — with seven new deaths added to the toll in the last 24 hours.
In 1994, 60 people were killed, while in 1930, more than a dozen villages were torched, leaving up to 1,300 dead.
Subandrio, a state volcanologist, said Mount Merapi’s “danger zone” was widened by three miles (five kilometers) on Thursday. With that order, people living in villages and emergency camps within 12 miles (20 kilometers) of the crater have to move.
Indonesia, a vast archipelago of 235 million people, is prone to earthquakes and volcanos because it sits along the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a horseshoe-shaped string of faults that lines the Pacific.
The volcano’s initial blast occurred less than 24 hours after a towering tsunami slammed into the remote Mentawai islands on the western end of the country, sweeping entire villages to sea and killing at least 428 people.
There, too, thousands of people were displaced, many living in government camps.