Archive | March 8, 2018


The  Editor:  Is this an animal special, LL ?

Arf, Arf, Cat:  It might be.  Goats are sure-footed, they might be part cat.

The Army treats our military dogs  the same as our soldiers.

Polar Bears are doing well.

Crows a smarter than some people.

TE:   Are birds dangerous to people, AAC ?

AAC:   No.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Cyclones at Jupiter’s North Pole
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, SwRI, ASI, INAF, JIRAM

Explanation: Juno’s Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper data was used to construct this stunning view of cyclones at Jupiter’s North Pole. Measuring the thermal emission from Jovian cloud tops, the infrared the observations are not restricted to the hemisphere illuminated by sunlight. They reveal eight cyclonic features that surround a cyclone about 4,000 kilometers in diameter, just offset from the giant planet’s geographic North Pole. Similar data show a cyclone at the Jovian South Pole with five circumpolar cyclones. The South Pole cyclones are slightly larger than their northern cousins. Cassini data has shown that gas giant Saturn’s north and south poles each have a single cyclonic storm system.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space