Archive | July 21, 2019




The Editor:  Is this like a National Geographic special, LL ?

Jane Goodall Cat:  It sure is, but even better.  CNN announced that Mark Sanford was thinking of running against Trump.  Some of our loyal readers might remember that he was governor of South Carolina.  He disappeared for a few days while in office and his staff said that he was hiking the Appalachia Trail.

TE:  That is great, he is a nature lover, enjoys the outdoors, and mountain climbing.

Zebulon Pike Cat:  Not really, the only climbing done was in Buenos Aires, Argentina in  Maria Chapur’s bed  ( his new girlfriend ).,28804,1908008_1908007_1907930,00.html

He didn’t even get to use our tips on hiking and “switchbacks”.

TE:  Is Trump worried about him ?

Spanish Cat:  No, he said he wouldn’t worry about someone who would kiss and tell, and too stupid to pay her money  to keep quiet.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Moonquakes Surprisingly Common
Image Credit: NASA, Apollo 11 Crew

Explanation: Why are there so many moonquakes? Analyses of seismometers left on the moon by the Apollo moon landings reveals a surprising number of moonquakes occurring within 100 kilometers of the surface. In fact, 62 moonquakes were detected in data recorded between 1972 and 1977. Many of these moonquakes are not only strong enough to move furniture in a lunar apartment, but the stiff rock of the moon continues to vibrate for many minutes, significantly longer than the softer rock earthquakes on Earth. The cause of the moonquakes remains unknown, but a leading hypothesis is the collapse of underground faults. Regardless of the source, future moon dwellings need to be built to withstand the frequent shakings. Pictured here 50 years ago today, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands beside a recently deployed lunar seismometer, looking back toward the lunar landing module.

Tomorrow’s picture: moon circle