Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 7822 in Cepheus
Image Credit & Copyright: Mark Carter

Explanation: Hot, young stars and cosmic pillars of gas and dust seem to crowd into NGC 7822. At the edge of a giant molecular cloud toward the northern constellation Cepheus, the glowing star forming region lies about 3,000 light-years away. Within the nebula, bright edges and dark shapes stand out in this colorful telescopic skyscape. The image includes data from narrowband filters, mapping emission from atomic oxygen, hydrogen, and sulfur into blue, green, and red hues. The emission line and color combination has become well-known as the Hubble palette. The atomic emission is powered by energetic radiation from the central hot stars. Their powerful winds and radiation sculpt and erode the denser pillar shapes and clear out a characteristic cavity light-years across the center of the natal cloud. Stars could still be forming inside the pillars by gravitational collapse but as the pillars are eroded away, any forming stars will ultimately be cutoff from their reservoir of star stuff. This field of view spans about 40 light-years at the estimated distance of NGC 7822.

Tomorrow’s picture: pixels in space

Reagan Humor

Bye, Bye Covid

COVID IS NOW OVER IN THE UK

https://www.bitchute.com/video/usAf7idKj84d/

Don’t Mess With Older Women…..

SHE WALKED UP AND TIED HER OLD MULE TO THE HITCHING POST. AS SHE STOOD THERE, BRUSHING SOME OF THE DUST FROM HER FACE AND CLOTHES, A YOUNG GUNSLINGER STEPPED OUT OF THE SALOON.

HE HAD  A GUN IN ONE HAND AND A BOTTLE OF WHISKEY IN THE OTHER.

THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER LOOKED AT THE OLD WOMAN AND LAUGHED, “HEY OLD WOMAN, HAVE YOU EVER DANCED?”

THE OLD WOMAN LOOKED UP AT THE GUNSLINGER AND SAID, “NO, I NEVER DID DANCE. NEVER REALLY WANTED TO.”

A CROWD HAD GATHERED AS THE GUNSLINGER GRINNED AND SAID, “WELL, YOU OLD BAG, YOU’RE GONNA DANCE NOW,” AND STARTED SHOOTING AT THE OLD WOMAN’S FEET.

THE OLD WOMAN PROSPECTOR – NOT WANTING TO GET HER TOE BLOWN OFF – STARTED HOPPING AROUND.

EVERYBODY WAS LAUGHING. WHEN HIS LAST BULLET HAD BEEN FIRED, THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER, STILL LAUGHING, HOLSTERED HIS GUN AND TURNED AROUND TO GO BACK INTO THE SALOON.

THE OLD WOMAN TURNED TO HER PACK MULE, PULLED OUT A DOUBLE-BARRELED SHOTGUN, AND COCKED BOTH HAMMERS. THE LOUD CLICKS CARRIED CLEARLY THROUGH THE DESERT AIR. THE CROWD STOPPED LAUGHING IMMEDIATELY.

THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER HEARD THE SOUNDS, TOO, AND HE TURNED AROUND VERY SLOWLY. THE SILENCE WAS ALMOST DEAFENING. THE CROWD WATCHED AS THE YOUNG GUNMAN STARED AT THE OLD WOMAN AND THE LARGE GAPING HOLES OF THOSE TWIN BARRELS. THE BARRELS OF THE SHOTGUN NEVER WAVERED IN THE OLD WOMAN’S HANDS AS SHE QUIETLY

SAID “SON, HAVE YOU EVER KISSED A MULE’S ASS?

THE GUNSLINGER SWALLOWED HARD AND SAID, “NO MA’AM. BUT, I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO.”

 

THERE ARE A FEW LESSONS HERE FOR ALL OF US:

 Never be arrogant.
 Don’t waste ammunition.
 Whiskey makes you think you’re smarter than you are.
 Always, always make sure you know who has the power.
 Don’t mess with old women –  they didn’t get old by being stupid.

I JUST LOVE A STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING, DON’T YOU?

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THE SPHINX—SCIENCE AND NATURE

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The dems should put this retardo on the Supreme Court instead of Kamala.

https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2022/01/17/hilarious-but-scary-video-of-dem-who-wants-to-chair-transportation-committee-n507954

Sex between a man and boy sounds like PEDOPHILIA, maybe the new Governor, Youngkin, can indict the creeps.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/landonmion/2022/01/17/loudoun-county-public-schools-remove-sexually-explicit-book-n2601965

Why do Republicans not act like spiteful, viscous, unethical Democrats when they get a majority ?  Trump, DeSantis, and the Virginia Governor, Glenn Youngkin, need to control the party.

https://redstate.com/bonchie/2022/01/17/ron-desantis-goes-yard-on-florida-republicans-looking-to-surrender-on-redistricting-n507817

https://www.businessinsider.com/youngkin-bans-school-mask-mandates-critical-race-theory-2022-1

Sinema is a Democrat.  No informed person believes anything on CNN, a unit of AT&T.

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2022/01/17/cnn-labels-sinema-a-republican-n2601936

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Give every illegal a Benjamin and a Republican Information card that says welcome.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/11/nolte-donald-trump-rises-six-points-in-joe-biden-rematch-nearly-ties-hispanic-vote/

https://nypost.com/

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Money talks.

https://redstate.com/brandon_morse/2022/01/10/hollywoods-latest-attempt-at-a-woke-feminist-movie-is-the-worst-bomb-yet-n504247

https://redstate.com/

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The Science Editor:  Do you have some interesting science info, LL ?

Gravity Cat:  I sure do, this isn’t a surprise to me.  The moon, as small as it is, can move the oceans of the world. It makes sense that the moon and the sun’s gravity has an effect on everything.

https://www.studyfinds.org/sun-and-moon-impact-behavior/

This is a new space telescope that might answer questions of our past.

https://dnyuz.com/2022/01/08/a-giant-telescope-grows-in-space/

This is the lost time between smoke signals and smart-phones.

https://www.theonion.com/recently-unearthed-e-mail-reveals-what-life-was-like-in-1819568495

The lost temple of Hercules might have been found.

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-691828

These are examples of two species killing themselves.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/01/09/nyc-democrats-grant-voting-rights-to-nearly-1-million-noncitizens/

This is a theory, not a fact.

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/lightning-covid-lockdowns/story?id=82143368

This is interesting.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/everyday-sayings-explained?utm_source=pocket-newtab

The Bee.

https://babylonbee.com/news/businesses-requiring-positive-covid-test-as-proof-of-vaccination

How to save some birds.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2022-01-04/how-to-design-buildings-to-prevent-bird-crashes?utm_source=pocket-newtab

For our sanctuary states/cities.

 

Our Peculiar English Language……Part 4

A little humor to brighten your day…Part 4

TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE

The Land That Made Me Me

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