Open Thread Sunday 24 November 2013

CometISON Nov14 r' Gary 8-image animation (1)Comet C/2012 S1 Ison. This animation was shamelessly stolen from Bruce Gary’s site. He’s had some of the best observations going. This comet will reach perihelion about Thanksgiving Day. As it swings back around, we may get some impressive viewing!


About zmalfoy

Z. Malfoy is a practicing Catholic-with-an-"interesting"-past. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (Spec. Voice) from Loyola University New Orleans, and has since taken a few business courses to expand her knowledge base. In her free time, she studies belly-dance, alchemy, theology, and various skills related to self-sufficiency. She also enjoys reading science fiction, refreshing her French, and watching anime. She recently started with learning Krav Maga and Russian.
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8 Responses to Open Thread Sunday 24 November 2013

  1. Wow, Zoph. Thanks for posting this! I was slacking on the OT post, but now I’m glad I forgot it. I’d been curious what was going on with this comet, which is supposed to be visible in the sky with the naked eye, right? When it comes backaround, maybe we’ll get a nice sunset view!

    • zmalfoy says:

      There was like a week or two when it was visible just before sunrise, but it’s now too close to the sun. The best views are still expected, though, when it swings back over us, heading out, during Advent. If you click on the pic above, you’ll see the 8-frame gif animation.

  2. This list of names of purged U.S. generals and admirals is shockingly long. Also, the info on military suicides is disturbing. Hat tip: Blogger Unhappy Okie.

    • zmalfoy says:

      Hmmm . . . while I’d be willing to believe that a fair number of these were sacked for a reason (actual ethical/ criminal violations). . .I dunno. I’ve read enough about how things work and worked in places like the USSR, someone being framed and then blackmailed. People getting “suicided”. . . :/ I dunno. Just don’t know.

  3. barnslayer says:

    A Blessed Sunday to all….

  4. zmalfoy says:

    Angola bans Islam. Plans to tear down all the mosques.

    As Angola considers Islam a “cult”, and not a proper “religion”. . . *shrugs*. I don’t disagree. . . but I would like to see how they draw that line– I believe that minority religions (so long as they aren’t actively engaged in attacking others) should be protected. . .

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