Clutch hitting from Carrillo helps Ohio State softball to 2314 record

Ohio State trailed arch-rival Michigan, 4-0, Saturday when Evelyn Carrillo stepped up to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning. The sophomore first baseman had one thought as she stared down Wolverine freshman pitcher Haylie Wagner. “The mentality I have is something up, I bang,” Carrillo said. She did just that. Wagner left a change-up in the zone and Carrillo lifted it over the wall in right field for a grand slam to tie the game, 4-4. Changing the game with one swing of the bat is nothing new for Carrillo. The Corona, Calif., native is batting .364 this season with five home runs and 33 RBIs to help the Buckeyes to a 23-14 record on the year. She attributes her productivity to the mental approach she brings to the plate. “As a hitter you gotta make sure you stay confident,” Carrillo said. “And just have that mindset where if I see my pitch I’m just gonna hit it.” Carrillo was named Big Ten Player of the Week after the Buckeyes’ three-game series at Michigan State during the last weekend in March. She helped OSU sweep the Spartans by going 11-for-12 at the plate with eight RBIs, including a career-high six RBIs in the first game of the series. It was the first career conference honor of Carrillo’s career. OSU coach Linda Kalafatis isn’t surprised by her first baseman’s success at the plate this year and said she doesn’t expect it to stop anytime soon. “Evelyn, I think, has got the prettiest swing on the team,” Kalafatis said. “I expect big things from her for the rest of her career.” Perhaps the biggest benefactor of Carrillo’s success this season has been shortstop Alicia Herron. The senior captain is having the best statistical season of her career in her final year as a Buckeye and said hitting behind her fellow infielder has been a huge help. “It helps because it gives me another chance to hit,” Herron said. “They have to pitch to me or else they’ll have to pitch to her . She gives me a better shot at letting me to hit. For OSU to be successful going forward, some of Carillo’s teammates said they know their best players have to perform when the game is on the line, something Carrillo proved Saturday. “Evelyn came in clutch and had the grand slam,” said senior pitcher Mikayla Endicott. “That changed the momentum.” read more

Early moon model shows heavy metal atmosphere

first_img More information: A Model of the Primordial Lunar Atmosphere, arXiv:1706.07501 [astro-ph.EP] create the first quantitative model for the early lunar atmosphere, coupled with a magma ocean crystallization model. Immediately after formation, the moon’s surface was subject to a radiative environment that included contributions from the early Sun, a post-impact Earth that radiated like a mid-type M dwarf star, and a cooling global magma ocean. This radiative environment resulted in a largely Earth-side atmosphere on the Moon, ranging from ∼104 to ∼102 pascals, composed of heavy volatiles (Na and SiO). This atmosphere persisted through lid formation and was additionally characterized by supersonic winds that transported significant quantities of moderate volatiles and likely generated magma ocean waves. The existence of this atmosphere may have influenced the distribution of some moderate volatiles and created temperature asymmetries which influenced ocean flow and cooling. Such asymmetries may characterize young, tidally locked rocky bodies with global magma oceans and subject to intense irradiation. Explore further A consensus of sorts among space scientists holds that an object approximately the size of modern Mars slammed into the Earth billions of years ago, knocking some surface material into space—that material eventually coalesced to become our moon. But what happened between the time the moon formed and now is still rather a mystery. A collision between massive objects would create a lot of heat, which means that if such a collision did lead to the formation of the moon, both would have been extremely hot for a long period of time thereafter. In this new effort, the researchers have used findings from prior efforts, such as examining moon rocks, to build a model that they believe could possibly represent the actual history of the moon not long after it was formed, based on a Mars-type collision.The researchers report that their model shows the moon covered with a thick ocean of melted rock. Under such a scenario, volatile atoms (possibly sodium) would have vaporized, eventually forming an atmosphere. But because only one side of the moon faced the earth, the atmosphere would have been very different on its near and far sides. The model showed much of the atmosphere closest to the Earth vaporizing due to the heat from the nearby planet. It also showed vast differences in temperature between the moon’s far and near sides, a situation that would have given rise to very strong winds—strong enough to cause waves on the hot surface of the ocean.But then the model shows the moon slowly cooling, and as it did so, some rocks bobbled to the surface. More cooling allowed more rocks to float to the surface, eventually forming a crust. Once that happened, the atmosphere dissipated as vaporizing from the ocean ceased and the ocean below solidified.If such a scenario is true, the researchers note, evidence would have been left behind—higher concentrations of sodium, for example, in rocks found in the separation zone between the near and far sides of the moon. Future missions to the moon could study such rocks, they add, and if the concentrations of sodium match the model, it could offer some credence to the scenario that the model depicts. (—A team of researchers working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has developed a model meant to show what the early moon may have looked like. As they note in their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, study of rocks from the area between the near and far side of the moon could bolster their theory—and if it is found likely to be correct, it could impact theories regarding how the moon formed. © 2017 Citation: Early moon model shows heavy metal atmosphere (2017, July 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Journal information: arXiv This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Credit: CC0 Public Domain Lab experiments suggests water was in moon mix during its formationlast_img read more

Nipah scare Fourth patient admitted to ID Hospital

first_imgKolkata: Uttam Bhowmik, a resident of Ghatal in West Midnapore who had recently visited Kerala, has been admitted to the Beliaghata ID Hospital after he complained of flu-like symptoms. This is the fourth instance where a patient has secured admission at the hospital with unknown fever.According to his family members, the victim had been suffering from fever, accompanied by headache and vomiting, for the past few days. With the scare of Nipah virus doing a round across the state, the family members were not ready to take any risk and admitted him to the hospital. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsMeanwhile, it may be mentioned here that a soldier, Seenu Prasad (27), who was posted at Fort William, died at the Command Hospital on May 25. He had gone to his native place in Kerala on a leave for about a month and joined service on May 13, after his arrival in the city. The state government is yet to confirm if his death was due to the Nipah virus or if there was any other reason.According to a Defence spokesperson, the victim’s body fluids were sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune, which is the only agency in the country to certify whether it was a case of Nipah virus or not. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be mentioned here that the state Health department has already issued an alert to all the state-run hospitals, asking them to take prompt action and report to the department if any patient is admitted with suspected symptoms of Nipah virus. The hospital authorities in the districts are referring the patients to the Beliaghata ID Hospital, as the latter is specially equipped to deal with such patients.In the past one week, three patients from various parts of Murshidabad were admitted to the Beligahta ID Hospital with flu-like symptoms. The victims were all contractual labourers, who had visited Kerala at some point of time in the recent past. Beliaghata ID Hospital authorities have, however, confirmed that the first victim to take admission was not affected by the Nipah virus. All the victims have been kept at the isolation ward of the hospital.The scare has spread as many patients have already died in Kerala after being affected by the Nipah virus. The city doctors have advised people not to consume half-eaten fruits, after it was found that the first patient in Kerala might have eaten mangoes that had residues of fruit bat saliva. The doctors have advised that people must be cautious while having cut fruits.Fruit bats are among the carriers of the virus, which is named after Kampung Sungai Nipah, a Malaysian village that first witnessed an outbreak in 1998. In case of a Nipah virus attack, the mortality rate is much higher than other disease. The tests are done only at the National Institute of Virology.Niranjan Barman, a carpenter from Falakata in the North Dinajpur district was admitted on Wednesday evening with symptoms similar to Nipah virus infection. He used to work in Kerala. “Unless lab tests are done and we get the results, it cannot be labelled as a Nipah infection,” stated Pralay Acharya, CMOH, Darjeeling.last_img read more