Archive | April 5, 2017


The Editor:   Is this a serious article, LL ?

Ambivalent Cat:  It is, the first story is as sad as you can get.  It also is a reminder that people should not assume everything makes a good pet.  Dogs and cats interact with humans in a way that most other animals can’t.  Rats, snakes, birds, lizards, monkeys, chimpanzees, and most other animals haven’t socialized with humans for thousands of years.  Let’s just call it a diversity problem–not all diversity is good.

Here is another rat that can’t take constructive criticism.   Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama all left Trump this plump little weeble to take care of.

These are two sad stories of love gone crazy.  It is a shame that every new generation has to learn the hard way.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Filaments of Active Galaxy NGC 1275
Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing & Copyright: Domingo Pestana

Explanation: What keeps these filaments attached to this galaxy? The filaments persist in NGC 1275 even though the turmoil of galactic collisions should destroy them. First, active galaxy NGC 1275 is the central, dominant member of the large and relatively nearby Perseus Cluster of Galaxies. Wild-looking at visible wavelengths, the active galaxy is also a prodigious source of x-rays and radio emission. NGC 1275 accretes matter as entire galaxies fall into it, ultimately feeding a supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s core. This composite image, recreated from archival Hubble Space Telescope data, highlights the resulting galactic debris and filaments of glowing gas, some up to 20,000 light-years long. Observations indicate that the structures, pushed out from the galaxy’s center by the black hole’s activity, are held together by magnetic fields. Also known as Perseus A, NGC 1275 spans over 100,000 light years and lies about 230 million light years away.

Tomorrow’s picture: open space