Archive | March 28, 2019

Covered Bridge of the Day

This is the Waldo, or Riddle Mill, covered bridge south of the town of Waldo, Talladega County, Alabama. It is 115 ft. long and was built about 1858. It was in use until 1960 when it was condemned by the state and its approach spans were removed. A park was created at one end of the bridge and plans were made to restore the bridge, but the bridge has been neglected for almost 60 years. It is one of eight antique wooden covered bridges in Alabama.






The Editor:  What is ” what happened ” about, LL ?

Cause Cat:   What happened to Boeing, they had almost no communication with the companies that bought their 737 Max  8.  It is as if they read the papers and said “mediocrity is something we will strive for. ”   For the cost of planes they sold they could have had all the pilots use their flight simulator for free.

What happened to AOC ?  She isn’t paying her taxes.

What happened to your insurance cost ?  Maybe they are getting information from what you post online.

What happened to Bush 43, Obama, and Hill-gal’s mess they created then left with the ISIS killers ?  Trump and the Ruskies cleaned up the mess they left behind.

They are a pitiful bunch.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Gaia Stars of M15
Image Credit: Robert Vanderbei (Princeton University), ESA, Gaia, DPAC

Explanation: Messier 15 is a 13 billion year old relic of the early formative years of our galaxy, one of about 170 globular star clusters that still roam the halo of the Milky Way. About 200 light-years in diameter, it lies about 35,000 light years away toward the constellation Pegasus. But this realistic looking view of the ancient globular star cluster is not a photograph. Instead it’s an animated gif image constructed from remarkably precise individual measurements of star positions, brightness, and color. The astronomically rich data set used was made by the sky-scanning Gaia satellite which also determined parallax distances for 1.3 billion Milky Way stars. In the animated gif, twinkling stars are M15’s identified RR Lyrae stars. Plentiful in M15, RR Lyrae stars are evolved pulsating variable stars whose brightness and pulsation period, typically less than a day, are related.

Tomorrow’s picture: hat the size of a galaxy