Wikipedia article of the day for February 24, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 24, 2018 is Pyxis.
Pyxis is a small and faint constellation in the southern sky. The name comes from Pyxis Nautica, Latin for a mariner’s compass (as opposed to a draftsman’s compass, represented by the constellation Circinus). Introduced by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille in the 18th century, Pyxis is counted among the 88 modern constellations. In the 19th century, astronomer John Herschel suggested renaming Pyxis to Malus, the mast, since it appears near the old constellation of the ship Argo Navis, but the suggestion was not followed. Pyxis is completely visible from latitudes south of 53 degrees north, with its best evening-sky visibility in February and March. The plane of the Milky Way passes through it. Its three brightest stars—Alpha, Beta and Gamma Pyxidis—are in a rough line; the brightest of these is Alpha (magnitude 3.68), a blue-white star around 22,000 times as luminous as the Sun. Near Alpha is T Pyxidis, a recurrent nova that has flared up to magnitude 7 every few decades. Three star systems have planets, all discovered by Doppler spectroscopy.

Wikipedia article of the day for February 23, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 23, 2018 is A Cure for Pokeritis. A Cure for Pokeritis is an American short silent film starring John Bunny and Flora Finch (pictured), released on February 23, 1912. A domestic comedy, it depicts a … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for February 22, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 22, 2018 is Æthelflæd. Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians (c. 870 – 918), ruled Mercia in the English Midlands from 911 until her death. The oldest daughter of King Alfred the Great of Wessex, she married … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for February 21, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 21, 2018 is North Ronaldsay sheep. The North Ronaldsay is a breed of domestic sheep from the northernmost island of Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland. It belongs to the Northern European … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for February 20, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 20, 2018 is Maxinquaye. Maxinquaye is the debut album by English rapper and producer Tricky (pictured), released on 20 February 1995. By the time he recorded the album, Tricky had grown frustrated with … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for February 19, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 19, 2018 is Dungeon Siege. Dungeon Siege is an action role-playing game developed by Gas Powered Games and published by Microsoft for Windows (2002) and by Destineer for MacOS (2003). Set in the … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for February 18, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 18, 2018 is Lazarus Aaronson. Lazarus Aaronson (18 February 1895 – 9 December 1966) was a British poet and a lecturer in economics. As a young man, he belonged to a group of Jewish friends who are today … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for February 17, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 17, 2018 is Isabelle Eberhardt. Isabelle Eberhardt (17 February 1877 – 21 October 1904) was a Swiss explorer and writer. As a teenager, she published short stories under a male pseudonym. She became … [Continue reading]

Wikipedia article of the day for February 16, 2018

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 16, 2018 is Space Seed. "Space Seed" is an episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. First broadcast by NBC on February 16, 1967, it was written by Gene L. Coon and Carey Wilber … [Continue reading]

IGCETMA 2018

Wowwww of all the day... Spending CNY in a very educational environment 😊 … [Continue reading]