Astronomers Have Detected a Star Careening Through The Milky Way at 2.5 Million Mph To be precise, it’s travelling at 1,130 kilometres per second (700 miles per second). That could take it from Earth to the Moon in 6 minutes. It’s one of the fastest stars we’ve ever seen. And boy, is it spectacular – zooming away from the expanding cloud of a recent supernova explosion, leaving a trail behind after it punched through the explosion’s outer shell of debris.
Woodpile Report Something to ponder, a poem by Erasmus Darwin, 1731–1802. I know, when it comes to poetry you’d rather listen to a drunk read the safety stickers on a stepladder. Me too. But this one’s got a surprise in it.
To the Stars
Roll on, ye stars! exult in youthful prime,
Mark with bright curves the printless steps of time;
Near and more near your beamy cars approach,
And lessening orbs on lessening orbs encroach;
Flowers of the sky! ye, too, to age must yield.
Frail as your silken sisters of the field!
Star after star from heaven’s high arch shall rush,
Suns sink on suns, and systems systems crush,
Headlong, extinct, to one dark centre fall,
And death, and night, and chaos mingle all!
Till o’er the wreck, emerging from the storm,
Immortal nature lifts her changeful form,
Mounts from her funeral pyre on wings of flame,
And soars and shines, another and the same!
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. To many countries it seemed that our account was closed, we were finished. All this tradition of ours, our songs, our School history, this part of the history of this country, were gone and finished and liquidated. Do not let us speak of darker days: let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days; these are great days – the greatest days we have ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making them. –– Churchill
MOTUS A.D.: The Mueller Report, What Does It Mean Anyone?: In 2016, the Deep State controlled Department of Justice, in an effort to undermine the administration of — Anyone? Anyone? — Donald Trump, launched the — Anyone? Anyone? — The Russian collusion investigation, which, anyone? Indicted or cleared? Cleared the President. Did it work? — Anyone? — Anyone know the effect? It did not work, and the Deep State sank deeper into their corruption and judicial overreach. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? Fake News. Anyone know what this is? It’s when news is presented in a way that slants facts or makes them up out of whole cloth. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what President Trump called this in 2017? — Anyone? Something-h-u-n-t. Witch Hunt? [click to continue…]