The Editor: What a morbid topic, Lois. Is there anything better, for our loyal readers ?
Scythe Cat: Death is just a new beginning. Here is breaking news on our ” Dig on Cumberland “.
The Editor: What do the paintings reveal ?
Cave Cat: MOO is telling OOO that he is spending too much time smoking Kool Cigarettes, that he should be out learning a trade. There are no Telephone Poles here to nail community events on. She also says that if he doesn’t get motivated that she will wind up like Wilma and Betty.
The Editor: What did OOO say ?
Sarcophagus Cat: He said that he wanted a library and a Pharaoh’s burial.
Red Nose Cat: Even the clowns are dying.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Explanation: What would it be like to see a sunset on Mars? To help find out, the robotic rover Spirit was deployed in 2005 to park and watch the Sun dip serenely below the distant lip of Gusev crater. Colors in the above image have been slightly exaggerated but would likely be apparent to a human explorer’s eye. Fine martian dust particles suspended in the thin atmosphere lend the sky a reddish color, but the dust also scatters blue light in the forward direction, creating a bluish sky glow near the setting Sun. Because Mars is farther away, the Sun is less bright and only about two thirds the diameter it appears from Earth. Images like this help atmospheric scientists understand not only the atmosphere of Mars, but atmospheres across the Solar System, including our home Earth.
Tomorrow’s picture: open space