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Offline Mirror Image

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« Reply #5320 on: March 06, 2021, 07:28:41 AM »
That one's very nice.  :)

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« Reply #5321 on: March 14, 2021, 09:07:10 AM »



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« Reply #5322 on: March 14, 2021, 08:29:09 PM »
Received this Debussy portrait many days ago and it’s now hanging up on my wall:
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« Reply #5323 on: March 28, 2021, 12:13:09 PM »


800 pound seal blocking a road in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The beast moved back to the shore after 90 minutes.


Last week a pup was caught wandering in the streets of Charlottetown. Police arrested him:




This winter’s ice sheet in the Gulf of St Lawrence covers only 4% of the Gulf, vs 33% in normal times. This causes the seals to get closer to the shores.

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« Reply #5324 on: March 29, 2021, 07:22:25 AM »
Wagie wagie get back in the cagie

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« Reply #5325 on: March 29, 2021, 07:32:16 AM »


800 pound seal blocking a road in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The beast moved back to the shore after 90 minutes.


Last week a pup was caught wandering in the streets of Charlottetown. Police arrested him:




This winter’s ice sheet in the Gulf of St Lawrence covers only 4% of the Gulf, vs 33% in normal times. This causes the seals to get closer to the shores.

That's a lot of seal to try and coax back to sea.  Perhaps a bucket of fish might have helped?  :-\

That little guy is so cute!  He's probably thinking:  "But I'm too young to get arrested!"?

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« Reply #5326 on: March 29, 2021, 07:51:15 AM »
The cops didn’t even try to move the big seal (might have injured it, or themselves, or both). It was unmoved by bait (they tried that). They just waited for it to finish his sunbath on the asphalt  8).

As for the arrested pup, the cops didn’t put him in jail. It was safely released on the shore.

All’s well that ends well  ;)

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« Reply #5327 on: March 29, 2021, 08:02:13 AM »
The cops didn’t even try to move the big seal (might have injured it, or themselves, or both). It was unmoved by bait (they tried that). They just waited for it to finish his sunbath on the asphalt  8).

As for the arrested pup, the cops didn’t put him in jail. It was safely released on the shore.

All’s well that ends well  ;)
Yes, I read that they didn't try to move the *adult and that the pup was released by the water.  8) :)

Fresh fish didn't work!?  :o

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p.s.  Good news at Cornell (and hopefully egg no. 2 will be delivered today):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBtHCzOFdHw

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« Reply #5328 on: March 29, 2021, 09:55:32 AM »
This stray kept breaking into a store and trying to steal a stuffed unicorn--five times!  Animal control called and then some wonderful twists to the story.  :)



https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/27/us/dog-steals-purple-unicorn-gets-adopted-trnd/index.html

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p.s.  And I just read on Facebook that someone paid for his adoption fee--for someone else to adopt him! 😭💕
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« Reply #5329 on: April 04, 2021, 06:25:42 AM »
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« Reply #5330 on: April 05, 2021, 10:46:32 AM »
This is why I love Trash Taste podcast.  ;D


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« Reply #5331 on: April 08, 2021, 06:09:37 AM »
The rabbit one is the latest and made me laugh out loud:  https://rhymeswithorange.com/new-blog/6d81hj75uqyxstpbs6hdf86yjqkkyk

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« Reply #5332 on: April 11, 2021, 06:29:35 AM »


The night sky from Earth in four billion years.  (Is this also the view on the opposite side of the planet?)

Oh that is odd I just used this picture in a lecture I gave a few days ago for my Astronomy class.  The theme of the lecture is that galactic evolution is driven by collisions between galaxies.

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« Reply #5333 on: April 11, 2021, 09:14:39 AM »
Oh that is odd I just used this picture in a lecture I gave a few days ago for my Astronomy class.  The theme of the lecture is that galactic evolution is driven by collisions between galaxies.

Am I right in thinking “collision” means passing right through each other at first then gradually drawing together and coalescing? The distances between stars being what they are.

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« Reply #5334 on: April 11, 2021, 10:08:47 AM »
Am I right in thinking “collision” means passing right through each other at first then gradually drawing together and coalescing? The distances between stars being what they are.

Sometimes and sometimes they just tear each other apart.  The gravitational pull can also dramatically change the structure of the galaxy even if they don't come together.

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« Reply #5335 on: April 11, 2021, 04:04:38 PM »
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« Reply #5337 on: April 13, 2021, 11:23:43 AM »
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« Reply #5338 on: April 13, 2021, 12:40:11 PM »
Am I right in thinking “collision” means passing right through each other at first then gradually drawing together and coalescing? The distances between stars being what they are.
Sometimes and sometimes they just tear each other apart.  The gravitational pull can also dramatically change the structure of the galaxy even if they don't come together.

I can't see geralmar's image above, so maybe it's from the same site, but I found this interesting on the merging of the Andromeda galaxy and the Milky Way, with some nice illustrations of what the process will look like to an observer on earth at various stages.
There's an assumption that the merger has actually already started and that we'll eventually form one big elliptical galaxy.

https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earths-night-sky-milky-way-andromeda-merge





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« Reply #5339 on: April 13, 2021, 02:59:09 PM »

from 2019 but just seeing for the first time now:



The launch of the Russian Soyuz rocket, seen from the International Space Station.


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