Archive | September 13, 2018




The Editor:  Is this the ” end times “, LL ?

Part Red Cat:  Is sure fulfills part of the prophesy.

The sun is going out.

Doctors are in short supply.

Cruz’s Democratic opponent in Texas wants the VFW to take down the American Flag.

This is a sad story.  Apparently kids are going to college without the experience to handle small difficulties.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet, Clusters and Nebulae
Image Credit & Copyright: Mohammad Nouroozi

Explanation: Bright enough for binocular viewing Comet 21P / Giacobini-Zinner stands out, even in this deep telephoto mosaic of the star cluster and nebula rich constellation Auriga the Charioteer. On the night of September 9 its greenish coma and diffuse tail contrast with the colorful stars and reddish emission nebulae in the almost 10 degree field of view along the Milky Way. The comet was near its perihelion and closest approach to Earth, about 200 light-seconds away. Riding across the distant background just above the comet’s tail are well-known Auriga star clusters M38 (left of center) and M36 (toward the right) about 4,000 light-years away. At the top left, emission region IC 405 is only 1,500 light-years distant, more dramatically known as the Flaming Star Nebula. To its right lies IC 410, 12,000 light-years away and famous for its star-forming cosmic tadpoles. A child of our Solar System Giacobini-Zinner is a periodic comet orbiting the Sun once every 6.5 years, and the parent body of October’s Draconids meteor shower.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space