Archive | April 17, 2017


The Editor:    What is your proposed building, LL ?

Architect Cat:   Here is what they want to build in New York.  They only need a S and X.

This is a great pool.

Here is the new San Francisco Tower.

I hope a different company built this one than the leaning tower.

Here is a refurbished room in need of more repair.

Here is the new home for the Atlanta Braves.

This is the new Atlanta Choke Falcons home.

Both new stadiums open this year.  Here  is a problem the rich people have.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Two Million Stars on the Move
Video Credit: ESA, Gaia, DPAC

Explanation: If you could watch the night sky for one million years — how would it change? Besides local effects caused by the Earth’s spin and the reorientation of the Earth’s spin axis, the stars themselves will move. Combining positional data of unprecedented accuracy for two-million stars taken over years by ESA‘s Earth-orbiting Hipparcos (now defunct) and Gaia satellites, a future extrapolation of star movements was made over millions years. As shown in the featured video, many stars make only small angular adjustments, but some stars — typically those nearby — will zip across the sky. Once familiar constellations and asterisms will become unrecognizable as the bright stars that formed them move around. Not shown are many local nebulas that will surely dissipate while new ones will likely form in different places. Perhaps reassuringly, future Earth inhabitants will still be able to recognize the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy.

Tomorrow’s picture: night glows