The Hubble Space Telescope revisits the Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant

From a HST press release, September 24, 2015:

A stunning new set of images from Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 capture the scattered stellar remains in spectacular new detail and reveal its expansion over the years since HST last captured them, in 1997. 187 more words

13. The Death Of Stars: Recycling

Stellar Wind Wins $200,000 Summertime Oaks At Santa Anita

ARCADIA (AP) — Stellar Wind won the $200,000 Summertime Oaks by a nose under Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza on Saturday at Santa Anita.

The 3-year-old daughter of Curlin ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.53 to remain undefeated in three starts at the track. 205 more words


Entire Stellar Wind (CIA/NSA 'president's surveillance program') document here

A copy of the 400+ pages (700+ pdf) of the CIA/NSA ‘Stellar Wind’ (aka ‘President’s Surveillance’) Program is provided below. Recent commentaries are also included.  Stellar Wind was launched in 2001 and… 202 more words


Kentucky Oaks 2015 Picks

Tomorrow evening is the Kentucky Oaks, the Lillies for the Fillies!  With that being said, it is time for the Horse Racing Station Selections!  This is a pretty tough field with two strong favorites in Stellar Wind and Condo Commando.   180 more words


The 2015 Kentucky Oaks: Field, odds, storylines

While the Kentucky Derby has long captured the interest of the sporting public, even that of people who infrequently pay attention to horse racing, the Kentucky Oaks, run the day before the Derby for 3-year-old fillies,  seldom garners the same sort of attention. 280 more words

Kentucky Oaks 2015

Oaks Favoritism?

I’m both surprised and not that Stellar Wind is the favorite. She’s the Cali-based star. But she doesn’t have the recency that I’m a Chatterbox does. 301 more words

2015 fantasy stable: week 11 postmortem

Another week, more tough cookies.

Two of my horses raced last weekend.  One of them looked, at least from my handicapping perspective, like he would bring some points.  929 more words

Fantasy Horse Racing