Astronomy Picture of the Day

Venus and Jupiter at Dawn
Image Credit & Copyright: Stefano De Rosa

Explanation: On Monday morning, Venus and Jupiter gathered close in dawn skies, for some separated by about half the width of a full moon. It was their closest conjunction since 2000, captured here above the eastern horizon before sunrise. The serene and colorful view is from Istia beach near the city of Capoliveri on the island of Elba. Distant lights and rolling hills are along Italy’s Tuscan coast. Of course, the celestial pair soon wandered apart. Brighter Venus headed lower, toward the eastern horizon and the glare of the Sun, while Jupiter continues to rise a little higher now in the sky near dawn. The two brightest planets meet again next June 30th, in the evening twilight above the western horizon.

Tomorrow’s picture: celestial snapshot

THE SPHINX—–SKYSCRAPERS

Sphinx Main
The Editor:   Do you know about tall buildings, Lois ?

Pyramid Cat:  I sure do cats designed the pyramids in Egypt.  The one at Giza ( Khufu ) was the tallest building in the world for 5,000  years.  My favorite modern building is this one.  Personally I think skyscrapers destroy the landscape.  They block the sun from shining on acres and acres of land.  They should be built one per square mile ( whatever that is ).

http://www.allpar.com/history/chrysler-building.html

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/articles/28-chrysler-building

The Editor:   Aside from ruining the natural view are there other reasons why you don’t like tall buildings ?

Chrysler Cat:   Ask Gizmo.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/08/15/cat-survives-12-story-plunge-at-manhattan-apartment-building/

http://www.allpar.com/cars/chrysler/chrysler-cars.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUDtFdnn9oQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raWtQVgftDA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS7SUFz36lg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BADZW9tZ1uc

 

HISTORIES, HOROSCOPES, AND AJC VENTS–REVENTED

                         THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY IN GEORGIA HISTORY

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 http://www.todayingeorgiahistory.org/
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 TODAY IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY
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 http://nchistorytoday.wordpress.com/

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YOUR HOROSCOPE FOR TODAY

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 http://shine.yahoo.com/horoscope/aries/
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Your Chinese Horoscope

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http://shine.yahoo.com/horoscope/
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AJC VENTS–REVENTED

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 http://projects.ajc.com/vent/metr

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

In the Center of the Lagoon Nebula
Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA Processing & Licence: Judy Schmidt

Explanation: The center of the Lagoon Nebula is a whirlwind of spectacular star formation. Visible near the image center, at least two long funnel-shaped clouds, each roughly half a light-year long, have been formed by extreme stellar winds and intense energetic starlight. The tremendously bright nearby star, Hershel 36, lights the area. Walls of dust hide and redden other hot young stars. As energy from these stars pours into the cool dust and gas, large temperature differences in adjoining regions can be created generating shearing winds which may cause the funnels. This picture, spanning about 5 light years, combines images taken by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. The Lagoon Nebula, also known as M8, lies about 5,000 light years distant toward the constellation of Sagittarius.
Tomorrow’s picture: open space

THE SPHINX—-HANDY DANDY TIPS AND SEX—BUT NOT TOGETHER

Sphinx Main
The Editor:   The sex stuff is really increasing readership, Lois.   What is next ?

Sergeant Cat:   Here are some tips.    These are our most responded to articles, after sex and porno.

http://lifehacker.com/top-10-tips-and-tricks-we-learned-from-the-military-1617766729?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29

Sheetrock Cat:   If you stay sober/straight this one is certainly avoidable.

http://workshop.lifehacker.com/how-to-patch-a-hole-in-drywall-1619162567/+andyoooo

Modern Trends Cat:    Times change.

http://www.weather.com/travel/rare-pinups-vintage-bikini-models-photos-20140724

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/08/14/Underwear-models-are-now-delivering-alcohol-to-Los-Angeles-residents/7351408023531/?spt=sec&or=on

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-qPHG4i3u8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYutyTYWpOo