Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, October 27, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, October 27, 2018 

TABLE FOR TWO by Peter Dills


A world of difference

Boys have lunch together; yes we do, so when gym mates Tony 
Carlos and John Ebb invited me to Gin Sushi and it was John’s 
treat, how could I say no? I haven’t been to Gin Sushi in quite 
sometime - not that it ever disappointed me, just fell off my radar 
for some reason. Located in East Pasadena, which I have found is 
a great area for restaurants that have their own parking, and some 
of the best restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley include Robins for 
Ribs, Chiquita Banana for Mexican, and of course Panda Inn for 
Chinese food. Gin Sushi holds up with the best Sushi in the area.

 Opened (gulp) one week after 9/11 and named after owner 
Gin Kim (since retired), the restaurant attracts a loyal following 
of diners looking for authentic home cuisine. My father Elmer 
Dills always said if you go to an Argentenian Restaurant or a 
Spanish Restaurant and there aren’t any patriots eating there, then 
something is wrong. Plenty of ex patriots here.. Gin Sushi attracts a wide a variety of hipsters and 
persons any age looking for good sushi at affordable prices. Our lunch for three was still under $35!! 

 What to order? The bonus of the afternoon was that wisecracking Sushi Chef “Sammy” was there and 
kept the jokes coming at a record-setting pace. We all three went for the three-item combination $10 
range) - your choice of teriyaki, tempura, sushi, and dumplings, just to name a few. My selection was 
Yellow Tail Roll (excellent), Tuna Roll which I got as a hand roll and the salmon Teriyaki. Great value !!! 
My gym friends agreed that for the cost the meal was a real thumbs up. Service was right on, with the 
Miso Soup delivered immediately, and since I agreed to pick up the beverage portion of the meal it was 
waters all around. Actually I had a cold Sapporo!!

 My friend Tony who frequents here, said that weekend nights do get busy, so plan accordingly. A tip 
from me to you - I would like to see them clean up the front area of the restaurant, but all-in-all as far as 
a lunch spot it gets two thumbs up!!

 Join me this Sunday for Dining with Dills LA’s #1 Radio Food Show at 12 Noon on AM 830 KLAA


Massive structures of moving air that appear like 
waves in Jupiter’s atmosphere were first detected 
by NASA’s Voyager missions during their flybys of 
the gas-giant world in 1979. The JunoCam camera 
aboard NASA’s Juno mission (https://www.nasa.
gov/juno, to 
Jupiter has also imaged the atmosphere. JunoCam 
data has detected atmospheric wave trains, towering 
atmospheric structures that trail one after the other 
as they roam the planet, with most concentrated 
near Jupiter’s equator.

 The JunoCam imager has resolved smaller 
distances between individual wave crests in these 
trains than ever seen before. This research provides 
valuable information on both the dynamics of 
Jupiter’s atmosphere and its structure in the regions 
underneath the waves.

 “JunoCam has counted more distinct wave trains 
than any other spacecraft mission since Voyager,” 
said Glenn Orton, a Juno scientist from NASA’s 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. 
“The trains, which consist of as few as two waves 
and as many as several dozen, can have a distance 
between crests as small as about 40 miles and as 
large as about 760 miles The shadow of the wave 
structure in one image allowed us to estimate the 
height of one wave to be about 6 miles high.”

 Most of the waves are seen in elongated wave 
trains, spread out in an east-west direction, with 
wave crests that are perpendicular to the orientation 
of the train. Other fronts in similar wave trains tilt 
significantly with respect to the orientation of the 
wave train, and still other wave trains follow slanted 
or meandering paths.

 “The waves can appear close to other Jovian 
atmospheric features, near vortices or along flow 
lines, and others exhibit no relationship with 
anything nearby,” said Orton. “Some wave trains 
appear as if they are converging, and others 
appear to be overlapping, possibly at two different 
atmospheric levels. In one case, wave fronts appear 
to be radiating outward from the center of a 

 Although analysis is ongoing, most waves are 
expected to be atmospheric gravity waves—up 
and-down ripples that form in the atmosphere 
above something that disturbs air flow, such as a 
thunderstorm updraft, disruptions of flow around 
other features, or from some other disturbance that 
JunoCam does not detect.

 The JunoCam instrument is uniquely qualified 
to make such a discovery. JunoCam is a color, 
visible-light camera which offers a wide-angle 
field of view designed to capture remarkable 
pictures of Jupiter’s poles and cloud tops. As Juno’s 
eyes, it helps provide context for the spacecraft’s 
other instruments. JunoCam was included on 
the spacecraft primarily for public engagement 
purposes, although its images also are helpful to 
the science team.

 Juno launched on Aug. 5, 2011, from Cape 
Canaveral, Florida, and arrived in orbit around 
Jupiter on July 4, 2016. To date, it has completed 
15 science passes over Jupiter. Juno’s 16th science 
pass will be on Oct. 29. During these flybys, Juno 
is probing beneath the obscuring cloud cover of 
Jupiter and studying its auroras to learn more about 
the planet’s origins, structure, atmosphere and 

You can contact Bob Eklund at: b.eklund@

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