The Ides of March is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. In 44 BC, it became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar which made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history.
The Editor: What is let’s about, LL ?
Contraction Cat: It just means ” let us “. Let’s get the FCC to ban all Michael Jackson records. A pedophile is worse than a Confederate Statue.
Let’s check on the dog race.
Let’s get a laugh out of the Washington State officials who have declared it a sanctuary state, and breaking the law. They want to punish Sheriffs for declaring the new gun rules ” under a sanctuary “.
Let’s see what is new with the ancient Mayans and Egyptians.
Let’s see what is new with technology. A repeat of Wolf Bot is included for our new readers.
Explanation: Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last entries in Charles Messier’s famous catalog, but definitely not one of the least. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy. M101 was also one of the original spiral nebulae observed by Lord Rosse’s large 19th century telescope, the Leviathan of Parsontown. M101 shares this modern telescopic field of view with more distant background galaxies, foreground stars within the Milky Way, and a companion dwarf galaxy NGC 5474 (lower right). The colors of the Milky Way stars can also be found in the starlight from the large island universe. Its core is dominated by light from cool yellowish stars. Along its grand design spiral arms are the blue colors of hotter, young stars mixed with obscuring dust lanes and pinkish star forming regions. Also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy, M101 lies within the boundaries of the northern constellation Ursa Major, about 23 million light-years away. Its companion NGC 5474 has likely been distorted by its past gravitational interactions with the dominant M101.
Tomorrow’s picture: southern sky view