Archive | May 2016


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The Editor:  It’s about time we had an issue about Native Americans, LL.

Native Cat: It is, we have about one a year.  This one is about Elizabeth Warren, who was from the Cherokee Tribe until she wasn’t.  As it turns out she imagined, wished, thought, or wanted to be a minority member.   She is like the boys who imagine themselves as girls, so they can use their bathroom and shower with them.

Trump called her Pocahontas for  lying about her Cherokee heritage.

As it turns out, the only connection her ancestors had with the Cherokees was with Andrew Jackson when he rounded them up and marched them from the East to Oklahoma, commonly known as the ” Trail of Tears.    

I would call her LIAR-watha.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Stars and Gas of the Running Chicken Nebula
Image Credit & Copyright: Andrew Campbell

Explanation: To some, it looks like a giant chicken running across the sky. To others, it looks like a gaseous nebula where star formation takes place. Cataloged as IC 2944, the Running Chicken Nebula spans about 100 light years and lies about 6,000 light years away toward the constellation of the Centaur (Centaurus). The featured image, shown in scientifically assigned colors, was captured recently in an 11-hour exposure from a backyard near Melbourne, Australia. Two star clusters are visible: the Pearl Cluster seen on the far left, and Collinder 249 embedded in the nebula’s glowing gas. Although difficult to discern here, several dark molecular clouds with distinct shapes can be found inside the nebula.

Tomorrow’s picture: star puff


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Don’t forget–Buckle up


The Editor:   For our new amigos,  just in from Mexico,  what is Memorial Day, LL ?

Remember Cat:  It is a day to remember those who died to keep us free.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Galaxy Evolution Tracking Animation
Video Credit: Donna Cox (AVL NCSA/U. Illinois) et al., NASA‘s GSFC, AVL, NCSA

Explanation: How did the universe evolve from such a smooth beginning? To help understand, computational cosmologists and NASA produced the featured time-lapse animated video depicting a computer simulation of part of the universe. The 100-million light-year simulation starts about 20 million years after the Big Bang and runs until the present. After a smooth beginning, gravity causes clumps of matter to form into galaxies which immediately begin falling toward each other. Soon, many of them condense into long filaments while others violently merge into a huge and hot cluster of galaxies. Investigating of potential universe attributes in simulations like this have helped shape the engineering design the James Webb Space Telescope, currently scheduled for launch in late 2018.

Tomorrow’s picture: chicken large


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The Editor:   Are we talking about your cousins, LL ?

Calico Cat:  No, Katie Couric.  What a creep.  She has always been a ” perky ” face for the media, mostly on the Today show.  You can’t change from an biased entertainer to a journalist.  Here is her latest attempt to influence opinion by EDITING THE RESPONSE FROM HER GUESTS.  Her and the like minded fools think that we believe their lame excuses.

Here is a ride named after ” Perky Katie “.

Here is a legal immigrant to show O what individual exceptionalism is.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Valles Marineris: The Grand Canyon of Mars
Image Credit: Viking Project, USGS, NASA

Explanation: Mars will look good in Earth’s skies over the next few days — but not this good. To get a view this amazing, a spacecraft had to actually visit the red planet. Running across the image center, though, is one the largest canyons in the Solar System. Named Valles Marineris, the grand valley extends over 3,000 kilometers long, spans as much as 600 kilometers across, and delves as much as 8 kilometers deep. By comparison, the Earth’s Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA is 800 kilometers long, 30 kilometers across, and 1.8 kilometers deep. The origin of the Valles Marineris remains unknown, although a leading hypothesis holds that it started as a crack billions of years ago as the planet cooled. Several geologic processes have been identified in the canyon. The featured mosaic was created from over 100 images of Mars taken by Viking Orbiters in the 1970s. Tomorrow, Mars and Earth will pass the closest in 11 years, resulting in the red planet being quite noticeable toward the southeast after sunset.

Tomorrow’s picture: watch the universe evolve


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The Editor:  Maybe we need a Robot Only Edition, LL ?

Android Cat:  Maybe we do, some are smarter than some of our knowledge challenged Sunday readers.  Anyway,  here are a few links to robot news.

They are certainly not the mess makers that humans are.

They don’t need water, like humans.