Archive | February 22, 2019




The  Editor: Is there anything interesting, LL ?

News Cat:   I can understand why our armed forces are lowering standards to get enlistments.  The government treats them like dirt.

California has another problem.

Nike has a problem.

Here are two more poisons.

Five Guys has the best burgers.

What is going on with this ?  Everything is a secret, except your personal life.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge
Image Credit & Copyright: Christoph Kaltseis, CEDIC

Explanation: Magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 4565 is viewed edge-on from planet Earth. Also known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile, bright NGC 4565 is a stop on many telescopic tours of the northern sky, in the faint but well-groomed constellation Coma Berenices. This sharp, colorful image reveals the galaxy’s bulging central core cut by obscuring dust lanes that lace NGC 4565’s thin galactic plane. An assortment of other background galaxies is included in the pretty field of view, with neighboring galaxy NGC 4562 at the upper right. NGC 4565 itself lies about 40 million light-years distant and spans some 100,000 light-years. Easily spotted with small telescopes, sky enthusiasts consider NGC 4565 to be a prominent celestial masterpiece Messier missed.

Tomorrow’s picture: light-weekend