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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:20 pm France has better wine.
Italians grow wine grapes on an old volcano: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aglianico_del_Vulture.

I recommend. :)
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Out the window of an airplane.

Over the Pacific?
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https://spacenews.com/nasa-confirms-jws ... unch-date/
WASHINGTON — The head of NASA’s science directorate confirmed June 10 that the James Webb Space Telescope will miss its March 2021 launch date, a slip that was all but inevitable as the coronavirus pandemic slowed work on the spacecraft.
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Grammatron wrote: Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:35 pm https://spacenews.com/nasa-confirms-jws ... unch-date/
WASHINGTON — The head of NASA’s science directorate confirmed June 10 that the James Webb Space Telescope will miss its March 2021 launch date, a slip that was all but inevitable as the coronavirus pandemic slowed work on the spacecraft.
Well, if not that, something else. The riots would suffice.
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I think it may be a matter of people calling in sick.
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You can't call in sick to a riot.
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For our Japanese residents, but just barely ...
You are watching timeanddate.com's live stream of the annular solar eclipse that is currently in progress in parts if Africa and Asia.


meh, watching an eclipse on youtube is pretty dull, and Graham Jones doesn't help. But I'd love to see it in person, in Asia.

But it's hot outside there so I'd watch it from inside.

On a couch.

Via youtube.

p.s. Newser was calling it an annual solar eclipse. Which caused me to blink.
Newser) – Star-lovers will get a rare treat this weekend when an annual solar eclipse accompanies the summer solstice
https://www.newser.com/story/292515/how ... lipse.html
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Rob Lister wrote: Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:46 am p.s. Newser was calling it an annual solar eclipse. Which caused me to blink.
It's "annular", of course. :mrgreen:





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Rob Lister wrote: Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:46 am p.s. Newser was calling it an annual solar eclipse. Which caused me to blink.
Newser) – Star-lovers will get a rare treat this weekend when an annual solar eclipse accompanies the summer solstice
https://www.newser.com/story/292515/how ... lipse.html
Spell check strikes again! :)
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Annular as in ring-shaped?
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Widespread galactic cannibalism in Stephan's Quintet revealed by CFHT

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An extremely deep multi-band optical image from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT, Hawaii. USA) casts a new light on the formation process of the famous group of 5 colliding galaxies. The image reveals structures undetected thus far, in particular a very extended red halo composed of old stars, and centered on an elliptical galaxy, NGC 7317, which had been ignored in previous studies on the dynamics of the global collision. These results are published in the Monthly notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by a team from the Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg (France), CEA Saclay (France) and the Lund Observatory (Sweden).

The wide field image captured with the 380 megapixel camera called MegaCam is focused on the nearby galaxy NGC 7331. The image exhibits several galactic and extragalactic features, some very extended and dim, including filaments of interstellar dust in the foreground (galactic cirrus). The scientists' attention was however captured by the condensation of galaxies in the field, much further beyond NGC 7331: the famous Stephan's Quintet named after the French astronomer Édouard Stephan who was the first to observe it in 1878.
https://phys.org/news/2018-02-widesprea ... intet.html


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Who knew those talking angels/galaxies in "It's a Beautiful Life" were actually cannibals. Not so Jimmy Stuart now huh?
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↑ The beauty of evil. :)
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