Archive | April 27, 2019




The Editor:   What is potpourri,   LL ?

Language Cat:   It’s just an article about different things.   The first is the Baltimore, Maryland mayor taking a leave of absence for health reasons.   The previous mayor was the one who said let the looters express themselves, as they tried to burn down the city.

Consumers are tired of new phones with few new features.   Apple will have to sell phones in China and censor the calls like the government demands.

The invasion continues, what a corrupt government !

It would take a mighty effort to surpass the corruption in Illinois,   home of Obama and Chicago.   The legislature is thinking of making everyone running for governor serve five ( 5 ) years in prison as part of qualifying.

Here is the state song of Illinois.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Galaxy, the Jet, and the Black Hole
Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration

Explanation: Bright elliptical galaxy Messier 87 (M87) is home to the supermassive black hole captured by planet Earth’s Event Horizon Telescope in the first ever image of a black hole. Giant of the Virgo galaxy cluster about 55 million light-years away, M87 is the large galaxy rendered in blue hues in this infrared image from the Spitzer Space telescope. Though M87 appears mostly featureless and cloud-like, the Spitzer image does record details of relativistic jets blasting from the galaxy’s central region. Shown in the inset at top right, the jets themselves span thousands of light-years. The brighter jet seen on the right is approaching and close to our line of sight. Opposite, the shock created by the otherwise unseen receding jet lights up a fainter arc of material. Inset at bottom right, the historic black hole image is shown in context, at the center of giant galaxy and relativistic jets. Completely unresolved in the Spitzer image, the supermassive black hole surrounded by infalling material is the source of the enormous energy driving the relativistic jets from the center of active galaxy M87.

Tomorrow’s picture: All of Mercury