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…it lies some 5,000 light-years away toward the constellation of the Big Dog (Canis Major) and covers slightly more of the sky than a Full Moon. That corresponds to a diameter of 60 light-years at its estimated distance. The massive star that created the bubble, a Wolf-Rayet star, is the bright one near the center of the nebula. Wolf-Rayet stars have over 20 times the mass of the Sun and are thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova phase of massive star evolution. Fast winds from this Wolf-Rayet star create the bubble-shaped nebula as they sweep up slower moving material from an earlier phase of evolution. The windblown nebula has an age of about 70,000 years. Relatively faint emission captured by narrowband filters in the deep image is dominated by the glow of ionised oxygen atoms mapped to a blue hue.
(Image: Nik Szymanek)
“Let me be very clear about this. To declare war you declare war on an enemy. And to declare a section of Irish society as an enemy is inexcusable.”
Renegade medic Dr Vincent Carroll defends the unjabbed from a declaration of war against them – announced in yesterday’s Irish Daily Mail (top left) – by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.
Earlier: Any Spare Tickets?
I’ve always rated Chomsky, he’s written some great books, but many fellow travellers are wary, now I understand why. https://t.co/8dqCjtb4LK
— Chris Plumley (@reggaecrisp1) October 26, 2021
— Bob Moran (@bobscartoons) October 26, 2021
James McCarthy (left) and Conor McCarthy, founders of Flipdish
Flipdish, an Irish-made digital ordering platform, has revealed the takeaway orders that were most popular among Irish consumers this Bank Holiday weekend.
1. Chips (53%)
2. Battered sausage (17%)
3. Margherita pizza (11%)
4. Onion rings (9%)
5. Curry chips (5%)
6. Chicken tenders (5%)
7. Doner kebab (5%)
8. Taco chips (5%)
9. Snack box (4%)
10. Chicken burger (4%)
Coca-Cola (13%), Coke Zero (3%) and Fanta (2%) were the most popular drinks among Irish consumers this weekend. Meanwhile, Garlic (19%) and Curry (18%) sauce were the two most ordered dips.
Conor McCarthy, CEO and co-founder of
Chipdish Flipdish said:
“Seeing orders increase by 135% this bank holiday Monday compared to a regular Monday in October is heartwarming as Irish consumers are keen to order directly from their favourite restaurants and takeaways and aid in the recovery of the hospitality sector.”
Pic: Conor McCabe
River Liffey at Dublin city centre.
Scenes from the Liffey Swim.
G’wan hairy Colum.
Kildare town, county Kildare.
Jabbed or unjabbed?
We may never know.
Above from left: bass John Molloy, INO resident conductor Elaine Kelly. and baritone Ben McAteer
Covid finally caught me .Thankfully I’m Double jabbed. More than Half way through my isolation and coping with the symptoms and effects well. Unfortunately I’m going to be a No Show for some Professional & Personal events. Just want to let everyone know why & offer my apologies
— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) October 26, 2021
Safe and effective.