Archive | February 21, 2019




The Editor:  Can you answer some questions. LL ?

Answer Cat:  I sure can.

CNN readers want to know why some of your information is a couple of days old ?

AC:  Too many stories are taken from the ” social media ”  smart phones  and other electronic devices.  They are often one-sided and show a limited view of the subject.  The MSM takes the video of a few seconds of action as fact.  They don’t verify the accuracy.  Here is a good example.  I hope this kid wins.

Sometimes it takes time to sort through the basic facts.  Here is another example.

A bunch of public figures make comments on Facebook, Twitter, etc. and later the truth comes out.  People like Nancy Pelosi take down their comment with no explanation, after the fake firestorm has passed. 

Who do you trust, AC ?

Almost no one in the news business,  politics,  late night comedians, or Hollywood.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Reflections on vdB 9
Image Credit & Copyright: Guenter Kerschhuber

Explanation: Centered in a well-composed celestial still life, pretty, blue vdB 9 is the 9th object in Sidney van den Bergh’s 1966 catalog of reflection nebulae. It shares this telescopic field of view, about twice the size of a full moon on the sky, with stars and dark, obscuring dust clouds in the northerly constellation Cassiopeia. Cosmic dust is preferentially reflecting blue starlight from embedded, hot star SU Cassiopeiae, giving vdB 9 the characteristic bluish tint associated with a classical reflection nebula. SU Cas is a Cepheid variable star, though even at its brightest it is just too faint to be seen with the unaided eye. Still Cepheids play an important role in determining distances in our galaxy and beyond. At the star’s well-known distance of 1,540 light-years, this cosmic canvas would be about 24 light-years across.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space