Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Graphically Speaking

Mooning About

Bright Are Saturn's Moons

The Cassini spacecraft observed three of Saturn's moons set against the darkened night side of the planet in this image from April 2011.

Saturn is present on the left this image but is too dark to see. Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) is closest to Cassini here and appears largest at the center of the image. Enceladus (504 kilometers, or 313 miles across) is to the right of Rhea. Dione (1,123 kilometers, or 698 miles across) is to the left of Rhea, and is partly obscured by Saturn.

This view looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

“We should all be in the top 1%”

Growth is back...            But jobs aren't

Source, Mother Jones

Gloomy Living In D Diminished

People in Austria, around the time of Mozart were sick. A lot! Plagues and pox’s were rampant. New investigations into the death of Mozart show him to be a prime target of disease.

He wrote music at night and slept during the day. Even if he had gone out in the daytime, at that latitude there isn’t enough sunlight to stimulate vitamin D production during six months out of the year, in Vienna. (Article about D and Mozart)

He Should Have Been Danish, (or Eskimo);

Oily fish, a mainstay in Scandinavia, (and igloos), is a super source of vitamin D, as well as other essential nutrients. In the picture, above, I am preparing to eat a piece of wild salmon, baked inside a pastry with vegetables and sauce. I got it at Trader Joe’s. There are two in the box, so when eaten for 2 different dinners, it was economical, as well as tasty, (healthy too).


Here are a few fireworks images. I have a nice slide show of the fireworks from the 4th, here in Redding, but I haven’t found just the right music, yet. I will have to write and record a piece of music for it.

Today’s Relatively Appropriate Song;

Big Beautiful World

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