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EVR2EST, I don't know if you say "Ever too est" or what

But it refers to Eagle Vision and ROVER Responsive Exploitation of Space Products for Tactical Use

SMDC's EVR2EST, GIIEP quick data supported Super Bowl 50 with situational awareness https://t.co/hAi1h2CsfE — USASMDC/ARSTRAT (@ArmySMDC) February 12, 2016
It's satellite imagery, super-high-resolution, mostly used for situational awareness in disaster relief operations.

Nothing terribly sensitive here, but it's probably not supposed to be accessible this way. Some of the images, even of disasters, are actually beautiful.

This relatively benign product does, however, put the extent of US national technical means in sharp relief.

Take a look at the image below, a "Scene" page with satellite images of a




Imagery  is organized by Scene and Mission pages -- Mission pages contain multiple scene that overlap or are geographically adjacent, for example, the Washington, DC area.

There are three scenes for DC, 2 orthographic regions, shown above as orange-yellow polygons. If …

Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines

Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines


by Dylan Thomas




Light breaks where no sun shines; Where no sea runs, the waters of the heart Push in their tides; And, broken ghosts with glow-worms in their heads, The things of light File through the flesh where no flesh decks the bones. A candle in the thighs Warms youth and seed and burns the seeds of age; Where no seed stirs, The fruit of man unwrinkles in the stars, Bright as a fig; Where no wax is, the candle shows its hairs. Dawn breaks behind the eyes; From poles of skull and toe the windy blood Slides like a sea; Nor fenced, nor staked, the gushers of the sky Spout to the rod Divining in a smile the oil of tears. Night in the sockets rounds, Like some pitch moon, the limit of the globes; Day lights the bone; Where no cold is, the skinning gales unpin The winter’s rob…