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Billie Winner-Davis, Reality Winner's mother, told Business Insider on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is attempting legal representation to aid the former Air Force language analyst contractor and Kingsville native Reality Winner with her case.

Winner pleaded guilty in 2018 to leaking classified National Security Agency information on Russia's alleged efforts to interfere with the 2016 election. She was found guilty of violating the U.S. Espionage Act and sentenced to five years in prison at the Federal Medical Center-Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas.

In 2016 following her separation from six years of active duty, Winner was hired by Pluribus International Corporation under an NSA contract to work out of Fort Gordon, Georgia.

According to ABC News, Winner printed a classified report detailing how Russian hackers allegedly “executed cyber espionage operations” on local election systems and mailed the documents to The Intercept.

She was arrested on June 3, 2017.


Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign violations and tax fraud in 2018, began serving his sentence in May 2019 at the federal penitentiary in Otisville, New York.

He has been under house arrest since July over coronavirus concerns.

Military.com stated that Reality’s mother sent a Twitter message that said “Cohen has asked another attorney to look at the case and for opportunities to help.”



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Images received from the Mars Phoenix mission have surprisingly indicated that the polygons, which are typical features on the surface of the Red Planet, are smaller than previously believed.

According to a report in New Scientist, these images have left scientists baffled because of an unexpected difference between what they thought they would see and what Phoenix is now showing them.

Since landing on the surface of Mars on May 26, NASAs Phoenix has been relaying images and data back to Earth via the Mars Odyssey orbiter, which periodically passes over the landing site.

Among the most spectacular images so far is a color mosaic of the terrain looking out from the northward side of the lander. It clearly shows the so-called polygons that are typical features of this region.

Polygons are produced by seasonal expansion and contraction of ground ice. When the ice is very cold, it contracts and fractures in geometric patterns, much like mud cracks in the desert.

But, the problem is that the Phoenix images have shown the polygons on Mars are too small.

According to principal investigator Peter Smith of the University of Arizona, Tucson, US, preliminary estimates suggest the polygons in the foreground of the image are about 1.5 to 2.5 meters across.

This is much smaller than scientists estimated based on overhead views from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and on models of the Martian climate.

I think it means that there are polygons within polygons within polygons, said Smith. At different climate times, there may have been big polygons and at other times there may be small polygons, and it just may go back and forth over time, he added.

The potential for using polygon sizes to investigate the Martian climate is something that mission scientists have been preparing for since long before Phoenix was launched.

We knew they would be there, but we didn’t know what they would look like, said Michael Mellon, a Phoenix mission team member at the University of Colorado.

According to Mellon, the size of these polygons should be affected by the thickness of the soil layer above the ground ice and also by the climate itself.

In general, the nearer ground ice is to the surface, the more it is subjected to temperature extremes and the more fractured it becomes, which leads to smaller polygons.

The simplest explanation about the small polygons is that the first images sent back by Phoenix show a collection of atypically small polygons. A view in another direction may well show the 5-meter polygons that Mellon and other scientists were expecting.



On Monday, engineers noticed that the "bio-barrier" designed to keep the arm germ-free on Earth had not retracted fully, although there was no immediate concern that the arm would not be able to rise from its resting position. New images show that the barrier has retracted further on its own, presumably after it was warmed by the midday Sun at the landing site.

Looking southward, the lander saw more evidence of the polygonal terrain that is ubiquitous in this part of the northern plains.

Smith was particularly pleased that a shallow trough dividing two polygons appeared to be within reach of the arm. The trough is of interest because it may be an area where water vapor is passing back and forth between the atmosphere and the ground ice believed to lie just a few centimetres below the surface.

Size surprise

During a press briefing yesterday, principal investigator Peter Smith of the University of Arizona, Tucson, US, said that preliminary estimates suggest the polygons in the foreground of the image are about 1.5 to 2.5 meters across.

This is much smaller than scientists estimated based on overhead views from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and on models of the Martian climate.

"I think it means that there are polygons within polygons within polygons," said Smith. "At different climate times there may have been big polygons and at other times there may be small polygons, and it just may go back and forth over time."

Polygons are produced by seasonal expansion and contraction of ground ice. When the ice is very cold it contracts and fractures in geometric patterns, much like mud cracks in the desert.


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