Check this out: Bits and pieces form several articles:
The mining minister of Chile announced that the rescue drill is scheduled to reach the trapped miners by Saturday based on the present progress. The earlier government estimate was that it would be November before the miners could be freed. The rapid progress of one of the three drills employed has made it possible to reach the miners faster.
By Thursday the drill was just 300 feet away from the collapsed shaft where the miners had taken shelter. Meanwhile, on the surface, the debate rages whether it is necessary to reinforce the shaft with a metal pipe before the miners are helped out. The final decision regarding the reinforcement will be taken once the actual video images are taken after the drill punctures through. Reinforcing the shaft might delay the rescue by as much as eight days.
The video below has some cool animation…
Here it is rainy again. Last night I sat outside, smoked a cigar and looked at the stars. Saw the most incredible shooting star, traveled over half the sky. I was surprised it was raining this morning. I put the plants out in the rain, that should make it get sunny! Have a Good weekend!