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Caturday’s Astrophenia | Winter’s Linguistic Blues

Namaskar. Slamalaikum. Vanakkam. Namaste. Ikktighar furiit. Greetings. This week, a little heads up on things going on from yours truly! Study has gone well despite the almost painful slowness of progress in Bengali, at least on understanding and reading. My penmanship still annoys me, and I’m still hesitant to speak the language with any real confidence, but I’m on the 18th unit of the text (Teach Yourself Complete Bengali) out of 35, and well underway to completing Part 2 of the text within the next four months, up to Unit 26. Then begins a more intense regimen of practicing what I’ve learned to date. After that, I’ll be studying Tamil for the following six months before focusing on Hindi for the first six months of 2019, then Bengali again. I’m also listening to Bangla podcasts, Bangla online radio broadcasts (There’s a station out of Dhaka I listen to a lot.), so I’m getting some practice even now. I’m more than halfway through Algebra II, reviewing practice exercises from Algebra I, and will start Precalculus and Geometry beginning in July. That language study has been slow no longer bothers me. Bangla is NOT an easy language, and learning it with two other languages, all with significant differences to each other, merely compounds the effort. But I’m learning at my own pace and minding my mental health in the process, so there’s really no problem. I must persist. The cats are doing well, with Eccles and Ricky behaving themselves fairly well after the last time they caused mischief during an attack of the zoomies on morning last month. Gorgeous, well she’s being Gorgeous, and still patient to young Eccles despite her age. Family life is kinda so-so, nothing particularly noteworthy to mention. Over all, things are going well, though how long that lasts remains to be seen.

Stay warm, or cool, according to your preference in your latitude and hemisphere of residence, and thank you for clicking on this blog!

Tf. Tk. Tts.

Clouds, Birds, Moon, Venus

The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in Light and Sound

Colorful Airglow Bands Surround the Milky Way

Arcs, Jets, and Shocks near NGC 1999

Cyclones at Jupiter’s North Pole

Horsehead: A Wider View

Phases of the Moon

The Astrognuz:

A New Planetary System Has Been Found with Two Super Earths

A Star is About to Plunge into a Monster Black Hole, Scientists are Ready to Watch

Computers Could Help in Assessing Asteroid Threats

360 Video: Tour A Mars Robot Test Lab

Jupiter’s Mysterious Geometric Polar Storms

An Asteroid is About to Embark on an Interstellar Journey

Big Picture Science Radio Show | Space: Why Go There?

Space Images | Glare on the Window

Caturday’s Astrophenia | 2016.01.23

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I’ll be minimalist on the text this fortnight, as #Snowzilla dumps ice crystals on the American northeast while I type this. I’m hoping that you are all comfortable and doing well wherever you are in the world, and whatever the weather. From my end, may you have a good morning and a happy Caturday. I’ll try the same, though still missing my fluffy old Rockykins terribly…


Sun Storm: A Coronal Mass Ejection

A Colorful Solar Corona over the Himalayas

The California Nebula

Reflections on the 1970s

Infrared Portrait of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Wright Mons in Color

The View Toward M106

The Galactic Center in Infrared

Proxima Centauri: The Closest Star

A Dark Sand Dune on Mars

Stars and Globules in the Running Chicken Nebula

The View Toward M101

International Space Station Transits Saturn

Big Dipper, Deep Sky

Image of the Week:

Weekly Astrognuz:

NASA Eyes Powerful Winter Storm Spreading Into Atlantic

xkcd: Possible Undiscovered Planets

What Haven’t We Heard from All the Aliens? Because They’re Dead!

Crash Course Astronomy: Everything, the Universe, and Life

Planet Nine: Are We Not That Special?

Weekly Space Hangout: Jan. 22, 2016

Evidence Found of a Possible Planet in the Outer Solar System

‘Creative Class,’ featuring Jill Tarter

NASA’s Great Observatories Weigh Massive Young Galaxy Cluster

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Temperatures in 2015s

Pretty Pictures: Bittersweet Goodies from Cassini at Titan, Enceladus, and Telesto

And Mercury Makes Five: See All Naked-Eye Planets in the Sky at Once

Alpha Centauri Planet is almost Certainly Not Real

Big Picture Science Radio Show: Winging It

Videos | What’s Up?

Hubble Spies a Rebel

Updates on China’s Lunar Missions

NASA Completes Welding on Lunar Orion EM-1 Pressure Vessel

Space Images | Enceladus Dalmatian Terrain Closeup

Space Oddity

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