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German Shepherd Dies After Being Left Inside Truck With Windows Rolled Up; Owner Arrested In Belmont
On Monday, Belmont Police responded to a call of a dog in distress on the 1100 block of Shoreway Rd. Officers found “Elisha,” an unresponsive 8 year-old German Shepherd in distress, inside the cab of a black 2011 Toyota pick-up truck. The dog had been left in the truck with the windows rolled up and without water, according to Belmont police.
Partly cloudy skies and patchy fog in the Bay Area were bringing cooler temperatures to the region Tuesday morning.
If you judge by the layout of the night sky, you might think that centaurs roamed across every field and mountain in ancient Greece. That’s because these mythological beasts are represented by not one, but two constellations created by the Greeks.
One hundred eighteen years ago, a team of draft horses labored up a hill west of Flagstaff, Arizona. Their cargo was a 32-foot steel telescope tube commissioned by astronomer Percival Lowell.
Regulus is the bright heart of Leo, the celestial lion. It’s several times bigger and heavier than the Sun, and hundreds of times brighter. Its most interesting feature, though, is its shape. Instead of a nice, round ball, it’s shaped more like a round jelly doughnut.
he skywatching weekend gets off to a ghostly start this evening with an encounter between the Moon and the planet Mercury. The Moon looks like a pale version of its full glory. And Mercury is as elusive as a ghost — a planet that’s rarely seen.
Most of the stars that you see in the night sky aren’t alone — they consist of two stars or more. They’re so far away, though, that their light merges into a single pinpoint.
For an 18th-century astronomer, the quickest way to fame and fortune was discovering comets — the big iceballs that grow long, beautiful tails when they come close to the Sun.
A planet in the heart of M13, the Hercules Cluster, would never see the dark of night. The cluster contains hundreds of thousands of stars, all packed into a ball only about 150 light-years across.