Archive | June 11, 2020




The Editor:  What is Trump doing, LL ?

National Park Cat:  After he gets his bust carved on Mount Rushmore he is going to get more products made here instead of China.  He might even have Hollywoodsleaze swap him for Cary Grant in North By Northwest

Vietnam is doing what they can.

They’re back.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300
Image Credit: Hubble Heritage Team, ESA, NASA

Explanation: Big, beautiful, barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300 lies some 70 million light-years away on the banks of the constellation Eridanus. This Hubble Space Telescope composite view of the gorgeous island universe is one of the largest Hubble images ever made of a complete galaxy. NGC 1300 spans over 100,000 light-years and the Hubble image reveals striking details of the galaxy’s dominant central bar and majestic spiral arms. In fact, on close inspection the nucleus of this classic barred spiral itself shows a remarkable region of spiral structure about 3,000 light-years across. Like other spiral galaxies, including our own Milky Way, NGC 1300 is thought to have a supermassive central black hole.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space