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NASA’s Deep Space Missions Through the Years

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has had some incredible missions over the course of its 63 year existence. From the iconic Apollo trips to the moon in the 1960s to the MAVEN mission to Mars, NASA has explored many areas of our solar system, though there is much more to discover.

This visualization, posted by Reddit user Thryloz on the r/space subreddit, depicts NASA’s deep space missions since the organization’s establishment in 1958.

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NASA’s Deep Space Missions Through the Years

The image uses route maps to visualize NASA’s deep space launches throughout history. While they don’t depict the exact paths, they do show the launches’ destinations and the decades during which the space journeys were taken. It documents the many trips we’ve taken to the moon as well as the milestone voyage of Voyager 2 around Neptune. Each space program is given color-coded lines, making the origins of the voyages easy to trace.

Perhaps the most famous NASA missions in history are the Apollo trips. The goal of the Apollo 11 mission was to land Americans on the Moon, and that goal was achieved. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin led their crew to land on the moon. The next day, Armstrong became the first human to step onto the lunar surface. Overall, Armstrong and Aldrin spent nearly 22 hours on the surface of the Moon during the mission. Other notable NASA missions include the landing of the Mars Pathfinder in 1997, the first flyby of Jupiter by the Pioneer 10 in 1973, and the first flyby of Pluto by New Horizons in 2015.

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Which Characters from “The Office” Have the Most Lines?

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Even though the last season of television show “The Office” aired in 2014, it’s still incredibly popular. It has become a cult classic and is one of the most popular shows to binge watch. Many fans of the show have seen the entire series multiple times and can recite the show’s most famous lines word for word.

The following visualization, created by Bo McReady, illustrates which characters from “The Office” had the largest share of lines spoken in each episode of the series.

(Note: spoilers abound!)

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The image utilizes a sparkline visualization to show the 20 characters that had the most on-screen lines throughout the course of the show. Michael Scott, the hapless yet beloved boss of Dunder Mifflin, typically has the most lines in every episode until he leaves the series in season 7. Dwight Schrute, Jim Halpert, and Pam Halpert (formerly Beesly) are close behind him, as the trio’s frequent banter is one of the most memorable parts of the show.

There are also some characters that did not appear in the early seasons of the show that rank highly on the chart. Andy Bernard, who first appeared at the Stamford branch of Dunder Mifflin in season 3, and Erin Hannon, who replaced Pam as the office’s receptionist in season 5, both have high spots on the list.

Interestingly, one of the show’s most popular characters didn’t make the list at all. Fan favorite Creed Bratton, despite appearing in many episodes from the pilot through the finale, is nowhere to be found on the chart. While his non sequiturs and disconcerting rants are unforgettable, they are few and far between in the show.

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Counties With the Highest Frequencies of Chronic Diseases

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A chronic disease is a condition that can last for a year or more and calls for ongoing medical attention. Examples of chronic diseases and illnesses include obesity, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, chronic kidney disease and heart disease.

This impressive visual from My Health Champion shows the counties across the United States where chronic diseases are the most prevalent. The visual gives a county-by-country breakdown with the disease prevalence percentages for each of the chronic diseases and illnesses that are included in the research.

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Counties With the Highest Frequencies of Chronic Diseases

Based on Health Champion’s analysis of federal health data, it was determined that these were the ten counties with the highest rate of one or more chronic diseases:

  1. Harlan County, KY: 66.2%
  2. Humphreys County, MS: 65.0%
  3. East Carroll Parish, LA: 64.8%
  4. Tensas Parish, LA: 64.8%
  5. Logan County, WV: 64.6%
  6. Jefferson County, MS: 64.3%
  7. Letcher County, KY: 64.2%
  8. McCreary County, KY: 64.1%
  9. McDowell County, WV: 63.7%
  10. Shakey County, MS: 63.3%

Across America, the most common chronic condition is obesity, which affects 39% – 49% of the country’s population. Based on the data analyzed by Health Champion, it was found that the following counties had the highest prevalence of obesity. Of the counties with the highest prevalence of obesity, the top seven counties are in either Mississippi or Louisiana.

  1. Jefferson County, MS: 49.9%
  2. Humphreys County, MS: 49.2%
  3. East Carroll Parish, LA: 49.2%
  4. Holmes County, MS: 48.9%
  5. Wilkinson County, MS: 48.6%
  6. Issaquena County, MS: 47.4%
  7. Tensas Parish, LA: 46.9%
  8. Corson County, SD: 46.8%
  9. Lawrence County, KY: 46.3%
  10. Harlan County, KY: 46.2%

Did the county you reside in land anywhere on these rankings?

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What Is The Preferred Online News Sites For Each State To Get Their News From?

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Fake news has become a hot-button issue in recent years, with many questioning where they and others are getting their news from. So, where is everyone getting their news from? One company, Semrush, sought the answer to this question by finding which news websites each U.S. state was searching for the most.

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What Is The Preferred Online News Sites For Each State To Get Their News From?

Utilizing the Google Trends tool, they found the popularity scores of each of the 15 most popular news websites (based on unique monthly viewers) for all fifty states. These popularity scores rank the states on a scale of 0 to 100, with 100 going to the state where the website’s name made up the highest proportion of total searches. Some states were found to score a 100 for multiple news sites, while other states didn’t score a 100 for any of them. To determine the most searched news site in each state, Semrush selected the one that earned the highest popularity score for that state. The states in the map were filled-in with the logo for their most searched news site, making it easy to see popularity trends for the news websites across the United States. The deep south and parts of the “The Great American West” prove loyal to Fox News; while much of the southwest prefers to get their information from Yahoo! News. CNN is the top choice for those in the northern East Coast states, with ABC News a close second. This is just brushing the surface of what this visual has to offer, check it out for yourself to see which states were found to have the most interest in searching for news sites, as well as the top 5 metro areas where each of the 15 news sites is searched for the most.

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