Astronomy Pic of the Day - Open Thread

I don't see Anglico lurking about, so will get us started with an open thread. At the science blogging conference in January we were introduced to the Astronomy picture of the day. This pic is courtesy of NASA, which means it is free of copyright strings. It's a fun web site. Go check it out.

Picture caption:

Explanation: Planetary nebula NGC 2440 has an intriguing bow-tie shape in this stunning view from space. The nebula is composed of material cast off by a dying sun-like star as it enters its white dwarf phase of evolution. Details of remarkably complex structures are revealed within NGC 2440, including dense ridges of material swept back from the nebula's central star. Near the center of the view, the star itself is one of the hottest known, with a surface temperature of about 200,000 kelvins. About 4,000 light-years from planet Earth toward the nautical constellation Puppis, the nebula spans over a light-year and is energized by ultraviolet light from the central star. The false-color image was recorded earlier this month using the Hubble's Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2(WFPC2), demonstrating still impressive imaging capabilities following the failure of the Advanced Camera for Surveys.

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This is a fun site.

If you don't see NASA in the credits, there are copyright restrictions on the photograph.

What's on you minds folks?

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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I'm hearting

Astronomy Pic of the Day, too. It's stuck with me and I know there's always something, uh, cosmic there.

Oddly enough, an old science story spun back into orbit: Evolution Sunday and with it one of my old high school teachers. Weird. Here's the TPM post.

Here's the post. I didn't feel it was a front-pager.

I just read your post

I can't imagine a teacher getting away with that even in good old southern Charlotte. I have a friend who sends her kids to Christian school. They will flunk college science courses.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Just saw N&O under the dome

They are just now printing that Shuler's the blue dog of the week. How long ago did BlueNC post that? Wasn't it Robert who put it up?

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No, I put up that he was on the Freshmen whatever.

It was a WNCer I think who put up that he was Blue Dog of the week.

Where are the candidates?

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

trifecta posted it

on Tuesday. Hmmmm.....we beat them on the soft news, we beat them on the rumors and gossip and we're closing in on beating them on the hard news. They might as well close up shop. (But I hope they don't so we can have some comic relief every now and then. That and we need to know where all the sales are.)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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the only thing

we havent beaten them on lately is the polls by PPP. I am sure that if I signed up for the press releases I would be able to break the story with better analysis 2 days ahead of them for that too.

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

Actually, we were beating them on that

but I'm no longer receiving the press releases. I haven't had time to check into it.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Brad Miller on Cspan right now 12:06



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missed it

was running errands.
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I respect and appreciate our men and women in uniform in Iraq. They have served nobly, and they deserve our praise.

Mr. Speaker, they have done their duty.

And now we must do our duty.

Our duty to the Constitution, our duty to our country, our duty to our men and women in uniform, is to look with clear eyes at the facts, and to exercise independent judgment.

For four years this Congress has failed in that duty.

that's what Republicans did about Iraq when they were in the majority, they played make believe.

Now we're trying it again, and calling it a new plan. Less troops, more troops, less troops, more troops. House Republicans are playing make believe again in calling that a new plan.

The apocalyptic violence in Iraq will not be solved militarily.

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"Keep the Faith"

"Hayes is among the most vulnerable"

Today's N&O has an article about how voting against the resolution opposing the troop increase could come back to haunt congressmen.

Republicans in swing districts who do not back the resolution can expect to be attacked in elections next year. They include Reps. Deborah Pryce of Ohio, Dave Reichert of Washington state, Thelma Drake of Virginia and Robin Hayes of North Carolina. Each barely won re-election last November. This vote could end their careers.

Happy Friday, all.

Just another pin

In the Hayes voodoo doll.

There's so much more trash to take out, though. Maybe Mayor Joines of WS, a pro-business Dem, can swing the 5th in 08 like Shuler did the 11th in 06. Foxx and McHenry are the stinkiest garbage left besides Hayes.

War is over if you want it.