Archive | June 12, 2018

THE SPHINX—-ALREADY HERE

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Trump and Kim agree to denuclearize Korea and get our troops back home.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2018/06/12/president-trump-and-kim-jong-un-end-historic-summit-with-signing-ceremony-establishing-future-denuclearization-n2489792

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The Editor:  What is already here, LL ?

Glock Cat:  Florida has a novel gun-control operation.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/08/florida-halted-concealed-permit-background-checks-for-over-a-year-because-login/

Pizza Cat:  This guy makes a killer pizza.

http://abc11.com/food/employee-accused-of-putting-rat-poison-in-cheese-at-fayetteville-pizza-place/3570247/

Here are some new items.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-07/go-karts-on-deck-19-laser-tag-coax-cruisers-to-open-wallets

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/07/scooters-littering-city-streets-shout-at-people-unlock-me-or-ill-call-the-police

https://www.yahoo.com/news/flying-car-startup-backed-google-founder-offers-test-210639148.html

For Sale signs aren’t welcome in this Connecticut town.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/06/06/no-for-sale-signs-in-new-canaan-ct/

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Star Size Comparison 2
Video Credit: morn1415 (YouTube); Images Credit: NASA (typically); Music: Alpha (Vangelis)

Explanation: How big is our Sun compared to other stars? In dramatic and popular videos featured on YouTube, the relative sizes of planets, stars, and even the universe are shown from smallest to largest. The featured video begins with Earth’s Moon and progresses through increasingly larger moons and planets in our Solar System. Soon, the Sun is shown and compared to many of the brighter stars in our neighborhood of the Milky Way Galaxy. Finally, star sizes are shown in comparison with the Milky Way Galaxy, galaxies across the observable universe, and speculatively, regions of a potentially greater multiverse. Note that the true sizes of most stars outside of the Sun and Betelgeuse are not known by direct observation, but rather inferred by measurements of their perceived brightness, temperature, and distance. Although an inspiring learning tool that is mostly accurate, APOD readers are encouraged to complete the learning experience — and possibly help make future versions more accurate — by pointing out slight inaccuracies in the video.

Tomorrow’s picture: red cloudbow