After a long hiatus, welcome back to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
How Far Away Is It? Andromeda and the Local Group 4K
Video presentation by David Butler
The David Butler video series on the Cosmos is visually stunning and the information within utterly engrossing. I revisit more videos from him on you tube than anything else. It features stunning images from the Hubble telescope which boggle the mind to get a sense of how how small we are in the observable universe. This video focuses on the largest galaxy in our local galaxy group – Andromeda. Andromeda was discovered by Edwin Hubble in 1923. It is twice the width of our Milk Way and is located 2.5 million light years away. It is moving towards the Milky Way at 14 million kilometres a day and will collide in 4 billion years which is approximately 1 billion years prior to the predicted expiration of our Sun.
There exists 30 galaxies in our local group. Andromeda is the largest, The Milky Way second and Triangulum third.The others are dwarf galaxies and orbiting one of the three big ones. Up until now 59 dwarf galaxies have been discovered which orbit the Milky Way. (See entire video)
Dylan 1980 – 85
Blog article by Richard Williams
Articles by Professional music author Richard Williams are regularly featured here at News on the March. Here he writes about Bob Dylan’s latest Bootleg Series Springtime in New York. It is quite the coincidence because I just completed an article on Dylan’s version 2 of Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight from that very bootleg record. My article is scheduled for release here on Thursday morning.
While reading an interview with the filmmaker Jesse Dylan in the (London) Times last week, one quote caught my eye. The interviewer asked him about the continued productivity of his father, who is now in his ninth decade. Jesse replied that his dad wasn’t trying to outdo himself. “He’s just thinking, ‘Should I paint a picture today? Should I write a song?’” (Read entire article)
How Good Is Yadier Molina? – Baseball Bits
See full video analysis at Foolish Baseball
Anyone who has followed my Monday – News on the March pieces will know what a huge admirer I am of the Foolish Baseball channel. Even if you are unfamiliar with the game or a newbie follower of Baseball like me, there is a lot the viewer should find entertaining in these videos. They contain a lot of tongue in cheek humour as well as purely being intriguing and educational about Baseball Analytics.
Yadier Molina has long been the St. Louis Cardinals catcher. And in our enlightened sabermetric age, he has gained a bit of a reputation. The players, oldheads, and legacy media have never questioned Molina’s greatness. They see him as one of the best catchers of all time. But some critical stat nerds are perplexed. They simply don’t see it. His numbers beg the question: is Yadier Molina overrated? (Watch entire video)
Yea I like how he balanced it out with Yadier Molina. He is a catcher so his offensive numbers won’t be giant but his skill behind the plate is worth the guy being there.
I just love his work ethic. It’s like watching a tradesman just so good at his job. Normally when I see him play he hits a lot lol
He is a blue collar guy going to work…and yes I believe he will end up in the Hall of Fame.
Yep, he’s a must for HOF. Nice to see the Braves win it all and at Houston no less. I didn’t think they stood a chance.
I didn’t either…the Braves got hot at the right time.