Archive | August 5, 2018




The Editor:   Who wants anarchy and chaos, LL ?

No Laws Cat:   The DemocRATs.

Here are some other government tidbits.

The Bank of America is stealing the contents of safety deposit boxes.

Wells Fargo pays another fine.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Trapezium: At the Heart of Orion
Image Credit: Data: Hubble Legacy Archive, Processing: Robert Gendler

Explanation: Near the center of this sharp cosmic portrait, at the heart of the Orion Nebula, are four hot, massive stars known as the Trapezium. Gathered within a region about 1.5 light-years in radius, they dominate the core of the dense Orion Nebula Star Cluster. Ultraviolet ionizing radiation from the Trapezium stars, mostly from the brightest star Theta-1 Orionis C powers the complex star forming region’s entire visible glow. About three million years old, the Orion Nebula Cluster was even more compact in its younger years and a recent dynamical study indicates that runaway stellar collisions at an earlier age may have formed a black hole with more than 100 times the mass of the Sun. The presence of a black hole within the cluster could explain the observed high velocities of the Trapezium stars. The Orion Nebula’s distance of some 1,500 light-years would make it the closest known black hole to planet Earth.

Tomorrow’s picture: cosmic streaks