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The View Cat:   Here are two nature stories.

If you still want to worry about something, check this out.

This is about hiring government employees that are out of touch with reality.   Watt did have one good quote about affirmative action, and a committee that he formed.  ”  I have a black, a woman, two Jews, and a cripple.  And we have talent. ”

Here are another two articles about my girl.

The new power word all the pointy heads are using is  agita ),  like they did gravitas a few years ago.

The more the msm makes fun of Trump, the clearer I can see their one sided support for Bush 3.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Puppis A Supernova Remnant
Image Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman

Explanation: Driven by the explosion of a massive star, supernova remnant Puppis A is blasting into the surrounding interstellar medium about 7,000 light-years away. At that distance, this colorful telescopic field based on broadband and narrowband optical image data is about 60 light-years across. As the supernova remnant expands into its clumpy, non-uniform surroundings, shocked filaments of oxygen atoms glow in green-blue hues. Hydrogen and nitrogen are in red. Light from the initial supernova itself, triggered by the collapse of the massive star’s core, would have reached Earth about 3,700 years ago. The Puppis A remnant is actually seen through outlying emission from the closer but more ancient Vela supernova remnant, near the crowded plane of our Milky Way galaxy. Still glowing across the electromagnetic spectrum Puppis A remains one of the brightest sources in the X-ray sky.

Tomorrow’s picture: seagull nebula


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The Ghost of Vince Foster:    Why are the Clinton’s spending so much on a vacation house ?

Answer Cat:   Obama told them to spend as much as they could before she is indicted and tried for treason.

Limey Cat:  Are the British trying to compete with the USPS ?

AC:     In a round-about way.

Technology  Wizard:   Is it true that the Sphinx has invested in drone aircraft  ?

AC:   We sure have, when not uncovering political scandals, Amigo will use them to pollinate flowers.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Large Cloud of Magellan
Image Credit & Copyright: Carlos Fairbairn

Explanation: The 16th century Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan and his crew had plenty of time to study the southern sky during the first circumnavigation of planet Earth. As a result, two fuzzy cloud-like objects easily visible to southern hemisphere skygazers are known as the Clouds of Magellan, now understood to be satellite galaxies of our much larger, spiral Milky Way galaxy. About 160,000 light-years distant in the constellation Dorado, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is seen here in a remarkably deep, colorful, image. Spanning about 15,000 light-years or so, it is the most massive of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies and is the home of the closest supernova in modern times, SN 1987A. The prominent patch below center is 30 Doradus, also known as the magnificent Tarantula Nebula, is a giant star-forming region about 1,000 light-years across.

Tomorrow’s picture: Puppis A


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The Editor:   Are the tip articles still popular, LL ?

Virtual Cat:  They are the most popular articles except for the art movies, on pay per view Sphinx.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Collinder 399: The Coat Hanger
Image Credit & Copyright: John Chumack

Explanation: Is this coat hanger a star cluster or an asterism? This cosmic hang-up has been debated over much of last century, as astronomers wondered whether this binocular-visible object is really a physically associated open cluster or a chance projection. Chance star projections are known as asterisms, an example of which is the popular Big Dipper. Recent precise measurements from different vantage points in the Earth’s orbit around the Sun have uncovered discrepant angular shifts indicating that the Coat Hanger is better described as an asterism. Known more formally as Collinder 399, this bright stellar grouping is wider than the full moon and lies in the constellation of the Fox (Vulpecula).

Tomorrow’s picture: open space


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The   Editor:   Which is first, LL ?

Moron Cat:   These prove Darwin was right.

Peta Cat:  I don’t like Spain or Mexico for killing animals for entertainment, this is even worse.

These creepy things should be eating the others.–bug_outbreak-34afc5804e.html

A Nazi is found in Florida.