Archive | August 2, 2017


The Editor:    What is new, LL ?

News Cat:   A whole bunch of stuff.  Here are some links about early humans.

Mississippi judges should go with the police when they issue search warrants, to prevent innocent people from being killed.  They are starting to look like Minnesota.

Australia’s meteorologist are caught lying about temperatures.

If you think McDonald’s is filthy check the popcorn machine at the movie.

The Sphinx continues to remind our loyal readers that the three living things that you should avoid in any situation are,  snakes, monkeys, and politicians.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Dust Monster in IC 1396
Image Credit & Copyright: Anis Abdul

Explanation: Is there a monster in IC 1396? Known to some as the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, parts of gas and dust clouds of this star formation region may appear to take on foreboding forms, some nearly human. The only real monster here, however, is a bright young star too far from Earth to hurt us. Energetic light from this star is eating away the dust of the dark cometary globule near the top of the featured image. Jets and winds of particles emitted from this star are also pushing away ambient gas and dust. Nearly 3,000 light-years distant, the relatively faint IC 1396 complex covers a much larger region on the sky than shown here, with an apparent width of more than 10 full moons.

Tomorrow’s picture: dust pelican