Archive | October 2014

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Milky Way over Devils Tower
Image Credit & Copyright: David Lane

Explanation: A mysterious formation known as Devils Tower rises into the dark above northeastern Wyoming’s prairie landscape in this 16 frame panoramic view. Seen against the night sky’s thin, pale clouds and eerie green airglow, star clusters and nebulae of the Milky Way arc toward the galaxy’s central realm at right of the frame. Of course the scene contains the Milky Way’s own haunting and grisly visages of halloween, including ghosts, a flaming skull, a glowing eye and a witch’s broom. To find them, slide your cursor over the picture or just follow this link, if you dare. And have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Tomorrow’s picture: the day after

THE SPHINX—-BLOOD MOON , HALLOWEEN, AND OTHER STUFF

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The Editor:    Did you experience any unusual things  during the Blood Moon,  Lois ?

Wolf Cat:    Just a few things that were unsettling,  almost like a Clinton or Bush was nearby.   This was really frightful.    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ji3uYXldi4

The Editor:   Will Amigo have a Halloween Party, WC ?

Blow Cat:  Sure, just like the old days at Studio 54.

http://pagesix.com/2014/10/11/studio-54-owner-pens-book-about-clubs-dark-side/?_ga=1.39888160.302817681.1412912405

The Editor:   Does he endorse drugs ?

I Make The Line Cat:    They are legal on Cumberland.   10 % of the profit goes for rehab and cremation of abusers.  Drugs are cheaper than the hoodlums can sell them.

The Editor:   Will there be witches at the party, IMTLC ?

Scaredy  Cat:   If we can find some.  In some places it is better to be a head-chopper than a  suspected witch.

http://news.yahoo.com/seven-burned-death-tanzania-witchcraft-attacks-110621571.html

The Editor:  Did any famous people associate with witches.

Wica Cat:  Here is one who did.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2237493/Tell-book-reveals-details-Bewitched-star-Elizabeth-Montgomerys-life.html

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwz7b2_bewitched-opening-and-closing-theme-1964-1972_shortfilms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9uGwaREp_0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVXqocPAz1k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hye4_8PJzS8

 

 

HISTORIES, HOROSCOPES, AND AJC VENTS–REVENTED

                         THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY IN GEORGIA HISTORY

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 TODAY IN NORTH CAROLINA HISTORY
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YOUR HOROSCOPE FOR TODAY

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Your Chinese Horoscope

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AJC VENTS–REVENTED

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10 Things To Know Today

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 1. AMBUSH SUSPECT CAUGHT, FACES DEATH PENALTY CHARGES

A survivalist accused of a fatal attack on a Pennsylvania State Trooper is captured by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt.

2. AFRICAN RESPONSE TO EBOLA CRISIS QUESTIONED

The African Union chairman belatedly visited virus-hit West African nations last week – a late response indicative of the continent’s marginal contributions to fighting the epidemic.

3. MORE KURDISH FORCES EXPECTED IN SYRIA

Up to 150 peshmerga troops who have traveled from Iraq are expected in the embattled border town of Kobani, as Kurds aim to reverse gains by Islamic State militants.

4. MEDICARE BOUGHT MEDS FOR DECEASED

AP’s Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar finds that Medicare’s prescription program kept paying for costly medications even a month after patients had died.

5. SORRY, NO ROOM ON THE TUBE

Last-minute ads in New Hampshire are in so much demand that campaigns are being told TV slots are overbooked.

6. WHY ASIAN MARKETS ARE SOARING

Japan’s stock index surges 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economic recovery.

7. HALLOWEEN COULD BE MORE EXPENSIVE NEXT YEAR

The cost of ingredients in chocolate bars is on the rise, and the nation’s biggest candy makers warn of price hikes next year.

8. LOOK WHO’S TURNING 40

The enduring success of the Hello Kitty character is due in part to her successful evolution with her market over four decades.

9. FUGGEDABOUTIT! TAYLOR SWIFT FAILS TO WIN OVER NEW YORKERS

They question her street cred and mock the videos she made for the city’s tourism agency, NYC & Company.

10. A NIGHT NOT BEFIT FOR A KING

The New York Knicks surprise the Cavaliers 95-90, spoiling LeBron James’ emotional return to Cleveland.

 

 

 

Astronomy Picture of the Day

A Spectre in the Eastern Veil
Image Credit & Copyright: Ken Crawford (Rancho Del Sol Observatory)

Explanation: Frightening forms and scary faces are a mark of the Halloween season. They also haunt this cosmic close-up of the eastern Veil Nebula. The Veil Nebula itself is a large supernova remnant, the expanding debris cloud from the death explosion of a massive star. While the Veil is roughly circular in shape and covers nearly 3 degrees on the sky in the constellation Cygnus, this portion of the eastern Veil spans only 1/2 degree, about the apparent size of the Moon. That translates to 12 light-years at the Veil’s estimated distance, a reassuring 1,400 light-years from planet Earth. In the composite of image data recorded through broad and narrow band filters, emission from hydrogen atoms in the remnant is shown in red with strong emission from oxygen atoms in blue-green hues. Of course, in the western part of the Veil lies another seasonal apparition, the Witch’s Broom.

Tomorrow’s picture: haunting devils tower