Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

My main goal in the Kimberlin v. The Universe, et al. RICO Madness is to win. That’s in the driver’s seat, and everything else takes a seat behind it. However, not everything is riding in the very back of the van. There are some goals in the middle row. One of them is to have Brett Kimberlin declared a vexatious litigant.

Ken White has proposed crowdsourcing the background research on Kimberlin’s prior frivolous cases. Go read Popehat’s proposal, and if it makes sense and you can help, drop him a line.


Thanks for the Links

A significant number of page views here at Hogewash! come from outside links. I’d like to thank those sites that have sent viewers this way during the past week. In addition to hits from search engines, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, Hogewash! has had visitors linked from:

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Thanks for those links, fellow bloggers. Thanks, also, to everyone who stopped by this past week.

Arp 230

The polar ring of Arp 230Arp 230 is a galaxy of an uncommon or peculiar shape which is how it earned its place in the Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies produced by Halton Arp. Its irregular shape is probably the result of a violent collision with another galaxy sometime in the past.

The collision likely caused the formation of the galaxy’s polar ring. The outer ring surrounding the galaxy consists of gas and stars. It rotates over the poles of the galaxy. If the orbit of the smaller of the two galaxies that created Arp 230 was perpendicular to the disk of the  larger galaxy when they collided, the smaller galaxy would have been ripped apart and formed the polar ring.

Image Credit: ESA / NASA