Archive | August 2014

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Space Shuttle and Space Station Photographed Together
Image Credit: NASA

Explanation: How was this picture taken? Usually, pictures of the shuttle, taken from space, are snapped from the space station. Commonly, pictures of the space station are snapped from the shuttle. How, then, can there be a picture of both the shuttle and the station together, taken from space? The answer is that during the Space Shuttle Endeavour‘s last trip to the International Space Station in 2011 May, a supply ship departed the station with astronauts that captured a series of rare views. The supply ship was the Russian Soyuz TMA-20 which landed in Kazakhstan later that day. The above spectacular image well captures the relative sizes of the station and docked shuttle. Far below, clouds of Earth are seen above a blue sea.

Tomorrow’s picture: sky target

THE SPHINX—-SEPTEMBER

Sphinx Main
The Editor:  Is anything happening in September, Lois ?

http://www.wincalendar.com/September-Calendar/September-2014-Calendar.html

End of Summer Cat:   Not much, it’s the end of Summer.   Labor Day is on the first.

Ah ! SO! Cat:  Here is something Japanese.

http://pingmag.jp/2014/01/29/egoyomi/

Here is the lighthouse of the month.

http://www.fisgardlighthouse.com/photos_fisgard_lighthouse.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ug8cBIbxDaY

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVZETBC38o4

HISTORIES, HOROSCOPES, AND AJC VENTS–REVENTED

                         THIS DAY IN HISTORY

         Image

   http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history

.

.

TODAY IN GEORGIA HISTORY

 Image

 http://www.todayingeorgiahistory.org/
.

.

 TODAY IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY
Image

 http://nchistorytoday.wordpress.com/

.

.

YOUR HOROSCOPE FOR TODAY

 Image

 http://shine.yahoo.com/horoscope/aries/
.

.

Your Chinese Horoscope

Image

http://shine.yahoo.com/horoscope/
.
.

AJC VENTS–REVENTED

 Image

 http://projects.ajc.com/vent/metr

.

.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Starry Sky under Hollow Hill
Image Credit & Copyright: Phill Round

Explanation: Look up in New Zealand’s Hollow Hill Cave and you might think you see a familiar starry sky. And that’s exactly what Arachnocampa luminosa are counting on. Captured in this long exposure, the New Zealand glowworms scattered across the cave ceiling give it the inviting and open appearance of a clear, dark night sky filled with stars. Unsuspecting insects fooled into flying too far upwards get trapped in sticky snares the glowworms create and hang down to catch food. Of course professional astronomers wouldn’t be so easily fooled, although that does look a lot like the Coalsack Nebula and Southern Cross at the upper left …

Tomorrow’s picture: icons of spaceflight

Lois Lion says:

Don’t miss The Sphinx on Labor Day. It will be educational but will also have songs to show how tough it was when I was a kitten. (I promise not to tell how far I had to walk to Kittengarten.)

MEOW!

THE SPHINX—LABOR DAY REMINDER

Sphinx Main
The Editor:  Is this our typical Labor Day Reminder article, Lois ?

http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/labor-day

Worker Cat:  It sure is, if we save only one life it is worth all the work.   This is to all of our loyal readers who may be traveling on the last holiday of the Summer.   Be careful, out there.  Remember the bathroom is the most dangerous room in the house.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmg86CRBBtw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd521kE7f0A

While traveling, strange bathrooms can be even more dangerous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atjhOhH-V3E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otG4G1xI39U

The Editor:  I sure hope our readers take these things seriously, Labor Cat.

Bedroom Cat:   I do to.   Don’t forget the bedroom,  lock those doors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2CX20bBNJE

Safety Cat:   Don’t forget to buckle up.  Every highway is a possible highway to hell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ZKVdKTWww

http://www.break.com/video/ugc/osamas-burial-at-sea-2055857

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKggnBh2Mdw