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Image Credit & Copyright: Stephane Vetter (Nuits sacrees) Explanation: The longer you look at this image, the more you see. Perhaps your eye is first drawn to the picturesque waterfall called Skogarfoss visible on the image right. Just as prevalent, however, in this Icelandic visual extravaganza, is the colorful arc of light on the left. This chromatic bow is not a rainbow, since the water drops did not originate in rainfall nor are they reflecting light from the Sun. Rather, the drops have drifted off from the waterfall and are now illuminated by the nearly full Moon. High above are the faint green streaks of aurora. The scene, captured one night last month, also shows a beautiful starscape far in the background, including the Big Dipper, part of the constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major).
(Amazing comments for a Nature post)
Today I was told by Tom Cat that if I used the word “Obamamanic” again on his blog I would be banned from his blog. He does not need to ban me I won’t return. He claimed he warned me before of using this word-that’s a lie. It’s a waste of time to talk with such intolerant tiny minds. I mean this idiot writes a supposed liberal political blog, but bans people for using Obamamaniac? Wow! I should not be surprised. This is the same idiot who when I described being attacked by Obamamaniacs (the same mentioned in this post below) accused me of attacking him. (?) He claimed I was the only liberal in the country being attacked by other liberals. Really? That makes sense to him I guess, he only reads Obamamaniacs for his facts. What a fool. He said I was wrong when describing LBJ as an arm twisting President. He said LBJ never pressured Senators to vote his way on a bill. Really? This is the kind of uneducated moron that people get information from? He supports the kind of hate attacks I’ve been getting. No surprise since Leslie is his buddy. This egomaniac has to update his readers about his daily bad health, to solicit stroking good words from his readers. Sad. His blog, like Sue’s, is nothing but hate filled writings about Republicans.He and Leslie write about how current Republicans are just like the pre WW II Nazis. Really? Open a History book moron! Ron Paul in not Gerbles. Romney is not the butcher of Auschwitz. The rest of the Republicans are not brown shirts. or Hitler like politicians. This is driven by fear folks. It’s silly Jr. High clique crap. It’s easy to laugh at these bigots, but they take themselves seriously and try to (succeed) form lies to become truth. Their delusional truth. They see Obama as some kind of political messiah. They fear truth and openness. As his final act TC censored me and then blocked me from his blog. Afraid I guess that my words might make him look like more of an ass than he is. Not possible. He prays to an Orb. Should have guessed. These lefty nut jobs are nuttier than righty nut jobs by far, and filled with much more hate.
Funny, they attack my blog with hate, but claim I’m the hater. They call me bitter, but they are the ones who constantly write only negative about Republicans and anyone who disagrees with Obama’s decisions.
They can’t see through their cloud of hate. It is hate and bitterness to write everyday about how Republicans are liars, fuckers, Nazis, and worse. I wonder how they can be so negative everyday?
Try writing about how Obama could be better instead of writing hate everyday. Try writing about how good Obama is instead of writing hate and negativity about Republicans everyday. Try seeing the positive instead of the negative. Try writing about how much better we could be instead of writing liar everyday.
Read Sue’s blog. It is nothing but hate, hate, hate everyday, every post. She sends the hate mail I’ve been getting for months, yet I’m the hater she claims.
It’s clear to see who the hate filled, bitter people are. They write nothing but hate, negativity, swear words, and their own lies everyday.
They have nothing to say about the positive side of things, only negativity about anything everyday.
I have posted many times about their attacks on me, and have posted their hate mail. They are having to much fun with their negativity and hate. They have kept their attacks on me going for months. They love their hate. They revel in their hate. You can only belong to their cliche if you hate the same way they hate. They write their hate on my Astronomy posts, not my political posts. That’s hate. That’s going out of their way to hate.
Bitterness belongs to those who write negativity and hate everyday. Being close minded is the trait of those who can find no fault in the person, or thing they support. Humans are not perfect, but they write their leader (Obama) can do no wrong. They believe that one person is a political messiah. They are bitter, hate filled, and wrong. Wrong about their leader. Wrong about their behavior to protect their leader. Truly, politically immature and personally immature.
It seems the followers of “hope and change” have no hope and expect no change. Of course not, they are to wrapped up in their hate.
Check out my “Top Posts” on my side bar. None are about politics, or negativity.
W5: Pillars of Star Formation
Image Credit & Copyright: Lori Allen, Xavier Koenig (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) et al., JPL-Caltech, NASA Explanation: How do stars form? A study of star forming region W5 by the sun-orbiting Spitzer Space Telescope provides clear clues by recording that massive stars near the center of empty cavities are older than stars near the edges. A likely reason for this is that the older stars in the center are actually triggering the formation of the younger edge stars. The triggered star formation occurs when hot outflowing gas compresses cooler gas into knots dense enough to gravitationally contract into stars. Spectacular pillars, left slowly evaporating from the hot outflowing gas, provide further visual clues. In the above scientifically-colored infrared image, red indicates heated dust, while white and green indicate particularly dense gas clouds. W5 is also known as IC 1848, and together with IC 1805 form a complex region of star formation popularly dubbed the Heart and Soul Nebulas. The above image highlights a part of W5 spanning about 2,000 light years that is rich in star forming pillars. W5 lies about 6,500 light years away toward the constellation of Cassiopeia.
Explanation: Massive star IRS 4 is beginning to spread its wings. Born only about 100,000 years ago, material streaming out from this newborn star has formed the nebula dubbed Sharpless 2-106 Nebula (S106), pictured above. A large disk of dust and gas orbiting Infrared Source 4 (IRS 4), visible in dark red near the image center, gives the nebula an hourglass or butterfly shape. S106 gas near IRS 4 acts as an emission nebula as it emits light after being ionized, while dust far from IRS 4 reflects light from the central star and so acts as a reflection nebula. Detailed inspection of images like the above image has revealed hundreds of low-mass brown dwarf stars lurking in the nebula’s gas. S106 spans about 2 light-years and lies about 2000 light-years away toward the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus).
Edge-on NGC 3628
Image Credit & Copyright: Stephen Leshin Explanation: Sharp telescopic views of magnificent edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 3628 show a puffy galactic disk divided by dark dust lanes. The tantalizing scene puts many astronomers in mind of its popular moniker, The Hamburger Galaxy. About 100,000 light-years across and 35 million light-years away in the constellation Leo, NGC 3628 shares its neighborhood in the local Universe with two other large spirals, a grouping otherwise known as the Leo Triplet. Gravitational interactions with its cosmic neighbors are likely responsible for the extended flare and warp of this spiral’s disk, populated by the galaxy’s young blue star clusters and tell tale pinkish star forming regions. Also a result of past close encounters, a faint tidal tail of material is just visible extending upward and left in this deep galaxy portrait.
Ghost of the Cepheus Flare
Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, University of Arizona Explanation: Spooky shapes seem to haunt this starry expanse, drifting through the night in the royal constellation Cepheus. Of course, the shapes are cosmic dust clouds faintly visible in dimly reflected starlight. Far from your own neighborhood on planet Earth, they lurk at the edge of the Cepheus Flare molecular cloud complex some 1,200 light-years away. Over 2 light-years across the ghostly nebula and relatively isolated Bok globule, also known as vdB 141 or Sh2-136, is near the center of the field. The core of the dark cloud on the right is collapsing and is likely a binary star system in the early stages of formation. Even so, if the spooky shapes could talk, they might well wish you a happy Halloween.