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Touching The News: Where was the Pentagon hit on 9/11?

Touching The News: Where was the Pentagon hit on 9/11?

Diagram of the Pentagon layout showing corridors, rings, and impact damage area.

Title: Pentagon 9/11 Layout

Note: For this week you chose the location of the different branches of the military in the Pentagon. We found it very difficult to find a verifiable graphic of that. We have found for you this week a graphic showing the impact of Flight 77.

Image Description: Illustration of the Pentagon with interior courtyard, showing rings and corridors, as well as flight 77 area of impact. Dashed lines represent rings and solid lines represent corridors. There are 5 concentric rings of hallways and rooms, labeled A through E, with the innermost and outermost providing access to interior points on all floors. 10 corridors, labeled by number, radiate from the interior corners to exterior sides. Impact damage area, including corridors 3-6, is shown with a filled texture.

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Source: 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About the Pentagon, US Department of Defense.

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Touching The News: How close to the sun is the newly-discovered asteroid with the fastest orbit in our solar system?

Touching The News: How close to the sun is the newly-discovered asteroid with the fastest orbit in our solar system?

Diagram of planetary and asteroid orbits with braille labels.

Title: PH27 Fastest Orbiting Asteroid in Our Solar System

Description: Diagram of planetary and asteroid orbits around the sun. Three solid-line, concentric circles represent the planetary orbits, with a label for each.  A dotted-line ellipse represents the orbit of asteroid 2021 PH27, intersecting with Mercury’s and Venus’s paths. Small, open circles represent the planets along their respective orbits, with the asteroid shown as a small, textured circle.

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Source: Fastest orbiting asteroid found in our solar system, CNN.

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Touching The News: What are the different types of Olympic fencing?

Touching The News: What are the different types of Olympic fencing?

Three horizontal fencing weapons, blade cross sections in circles, and shaded target areas on body, with braille labels.

Title: Olympic Fencing

Description: The three Olympic fencing styles are contrasted by each weapon’s long cross section on the left (horizontal line), its blade cross section in a circled just below, and the corresponding target areas on body, shaded, in a column on the right side of the page.

The foil blade is 90 centimeters long with a 20-centimeter handle. The foil guard is a flat sphere half. The target area is the torso.

The épée blade is the same dimensions as the foil, apart from the guard being a deeper half sphere. The target area is the whole body.

The sabre blade is 88 centimeters long with a 17-centimeter handle. The sabre guard covers the knuckles as a half sphere that wraps around to the end of the handle to protect the fingers. The target area is everywhere above the waist.

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Source: Olympic fencing: Differences between the foil, épée and sabre, yahoo! news; Everything you need to know about fencing: The equipment, the weapons, the athletes, Olympics website.

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Touching The News: What do the 12 signs of the Zodiac look like?

Touching The News: What do the 12 signs of the Zodiac look like?

12 signs of the zodiac with braille labels

Title: Twelve Zodiac Signs

Description: Twelve symbols laid out in a grid, 3 across and 4 down. From left to right, top to bottom.

  1. Aries (ram). The symbol represents the face and horn of a ram.
  2. Taurus (bull). The symbol represents the face and horns of a bull.
  3. Gemini (twins). The symbol represents companionship.
  4. Cancer (crab). The symbol represents the connection to both material and spiritual worlds.
  5. Leo (lion). The symbol represents a lion’s head and mane.
  6. Virgo (virgin). The symbol represents the first three letters of the Greek word parthenos, which means “virgin.”
  7. Libra (scale). The symbol represents a scale.
  8. Scorpio (scorpion). The symbol represents the stinger of a scorpion.
  9. Sagittarius (archer). The symbol represents the arrow of a centaur aiming to the high realms.
  10. Capricorn (sea-goat or mountain goat). The symbol represents the body, head, and horns of a goat with the tail of a fish.
  11. Aquarius (water bearer). The symbol represents ripples of water.
  12. Pisces (fish). The symbol represents two fish tied together, swimming in opposite directions

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What is the layout of an NBA Basketball court?

What is the layout of an NBA Basketball court?

Illustration of a basketball court with braille labelsTitle: NBA Basketball Court

Description: Aerial view of a standard NBA basketball court, a horizontal rectangle. Two equal sides of the court are mirrored by the (vertically drawn) half-court line, which bisects the center circle. Each side has a three-point line arching around the key (shaded rectangle, also called free throw lane) and basket. At the top of the key is the free throw circle (dashed line within shaded area, solid line outside), bisected by the free throw line. There are four midcourt area markers along the side lines. The graphic includes a key to abbreviations and scale line showing 12-ft distance.

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Source: NBA Official: Court Dimensions

Related articles: Did Moving The Arc Bring The 3-Pointer To A Breaking Point? FiveThirtyEight.

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New from Touching The News: Tactile Map of Gaza Strip and West Bank

New from Touching The News: Tactile Map of Gaza Strip and West Bank

Braille labeled map and key of Israel/Palestine, including Gaza and West Bank.

Title: Israel, Gaza, West Bank

Description: Map of Israel-Palestine, Gaza Strip, West Bank, Golan, and neighboring countries. The map includes a north arrow and scale, approximately 1 inch = 40 miles. The Mediterranean Sea borders to the northwest, Lebanon to the north, Syria to the northeast, Jordan to the east, Gulf of Aqaba to the south, and Egypt to the southwest. Countries are represented by an empty fill with solid borders. Gaza on the west and West Bank on the east, occupied Palestinian territories, are represented by a textured fill. The Dead Sea overlaps the border with Jordan, partially within the West Bank. Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are represented by circles. Golan, a disputed territory of Syria is to the north, with Lebanon to its north and Jordan to its south.

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Source and related articles: Israel’s borders explained in maps, BBC news; Mapping Israeli Occupation, Al Jazeera; The toll of Israeli strikes on Gaza: Mapping the destruction left behind, Washington Post; The World Factbook Israel map.

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Touching The News: What will the Harriet Tubman $20 bill look like (when it happens)?

Touching The News: What will the Harriet Tubman $20 bill look like (when it happens)?

Digital illustration of $20 bill with braille labels, including Harriet Tubman on front, Washington Monument, White House, and Andrew Jackson statue on back.Title: Conceptual Rendering of Harriet Tubman $20 Bill

Description: Concept drawings of the front and back of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill, including braille labels where they would appear on the printed bill. Front of bill shows Harriet Tubman, from head to below shoulders, wearing a large-collared jacket. Back of bill includes images of the Washington Monument, the White House, and a statue of Andrew Jackson on a horse.

To the best of our knowledge, there are no planned accessibility features for this new bill design.

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Source and related articles: When will Harriet Tubman adorn the $20 bill? Washington Post, Putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill may take years. Here’s why. New York Times, Biden’s Treasury will seek to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, an effort the Trump administration halted. New York Times. Learn more about Harriet Tubman.

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Touching The News: What does the International Space Station look like?

Touching The News: What does the International Space Station look like?

side-by-side graphic and diagram of International Space Station with braille labelsTitles, from left: International Space Station,  International Space Station Diagram

Description: 3-page graphic containing an illustration of the International Space Station as seen from the Zenith (above), a layout diagram, and a key to abbreviations. The drawing shows the truss system horizontally, with solar arrays extending vertically up and down on the page, radiators up, and a series of connected modules. The diagram shows the same layout, using lines to connect feature labels, as well as the orientation with directions Aft, Port, Forward, Starboard (Zenith and Nadir omitted for clarity). The key contains abbreviations with additional information.

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Source: International Space Station Facts and Figures

Related articles and podcasts: NASA Podcasts, NASA 3D models for 3D printing, Spacewalk to Install First New Solar Array Concluded

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Touching The News: What does NASA’s Mars Ingenuity Helicopter look like?

Touching The News: What does NASA’s Mars Ingenuity Helicopter look like?

Mars helicopter tactile graphic with braille labels, front and top views with legs, fuselage, and 2 sets of rotors.

Title: Mars Ingenuity Helicopter

Description: Side and top views of Mars Ingenuity Helicopter with braille labels. Side view labels from top: telecommunication, solar panel, rotor system, fuselage, landing system. Top view shows solar panel, telecommunication, and rotors with arrow showing rotation, labeled: rotating carbon fiber blades, 1.2m diameter.

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Source: Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Quick Facts, Mars Helicopter Status Updates, Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Fact Sheet (PDF)

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How many daily new confirmed COVID-19 cases are there in the US and the World?

How many daily new confirmed COVID-19 cases are there in the US and the World?

graph with braille labels, two lines increasing and decreasing from origin along x- and y-axes

Tactile graphic title: Daily confirmed COVID-19 cases per mil people: US and world, updated May 25, 2021

Description: Braille graph with two plotted lines. Solid line for US, dashed line for World. X-axis is Date (2020-2021) with markers for Mar 1, Jul 1, Nov 1, Feb 1, May 1. Y-axis is Cases per million, from 0 to 800. Solid line (US) peaks around 750 cases per million people in February 2021. Dashed line (world) peaks around 50 cases per million people in early February and mid-April of 2021.

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Source: Our World In Data – Daily new confirmed COVID-19 cases per million people, Our World In Data – COVID Cases

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