«Credo che gli stessi miei avversari mi avrebbero giudicato un pauroso minchione, se li avessi lasciati liberi di gettare nuova esca al fuoco.» (Memorie di Fiorenzo Bava Beccaris)
Io sulla questione degli sgomberi ho un approccio non ideologico, non subisco il fascino della guerriglia, non siamo allo stadio di Belgrado che vince chi mena di più. Il lancio delle bombole, l’uso degli idranti, la violenza e i modi spicci sono direttamente proporzionati all’incapacità di gestire a monte la situazione, tradotto “la Raggi
‘gna fa” (sindrome di Bava Beccaris). C’era qui da noi una situazione analoga davanti alla stazione, per mesi ridotta a bivacco con i panni stesi fra pianta e pianta,
cagavano e pisciavano all’aperto,
una tendopoli improvvisata di immigrati che aspettavano solo il momento propizio per passare furtivamente il confine svizzero, ne sono morti anche fulminati sopra le carrozze o investiti dai treni dentro le gallerie. In tre mesi è stato predisposto un centro di accoglienza dove hanno potuto trovare una sistemazione al coperto visto il clima piovoso, il tutto senza pestaggi o manganellate (sindaco PD, il tanto vituperato PD).
Non è abbastanza, meglio sarebbe un mondo senza confini? Vaglielo a spiegare tu agli svizzeri che devono tenere aperti i confini, e a che pro, poi? Non esistono paesi della cuccagna: voglio vivere in una città dove all'ora dell'aperitivo non ci siano spargimenti di sangue o di detersivo.
NGC 3532 is a bright open cluster located some 1300 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel of the ship Argo). It is informally known as the Wishing Well Cluster, as it resembles scattered silver coins which have been dropped into a well. It is also referred to as the Football Cluster, although how appropriate this is depends on which side of the Atlantic you live. It acquired the name because of its oval shape, which citizens of rugby-playing nations might see as resembling a rugby ball.
This very bright star cluster is easily seen with the naked eye from the southern hemisphere. It was discovered by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille whilst observing from South Africa in 1752 and was catalogued three years later in 1755. It is one of the most spectacular open star clusters in the whole sky.
NGC 3532 covers an area of the sky that is almost twice the size of the full Moon. It was described as a binary-rich cluster by John Herschel who observed “several elegant double stars” here during his stay in southern Africa in the 1830s. Of additional, much more recent, historical relevance, NGC 3532 was the first target to be observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, on 20 May 1990.
This grouping of stars is about 300 million years old. This makes it middle-aged by open star cluster standards . The cluster stars that started off with moderate masses are still shining brightly with blue-white colours, but the more massive ones have already exhausted their supplies of hydrogen fuel and have become red giant stars. As a result the cluster appears rich in both blue and orange stars. The most massive stars in the original cluster will have already run through their brief but brilliant lives and exploded as supernovae long ago. There are also numerous less conspicuous fainter stars of lower mass that have longer lives and shine with yellow or red hues. NGC 3532 consists of around 400 stars in total.
The background sky here in a rich part of the Milky Way is very crowded with stars. Some glowing red gas is also apparent, as well as subtle lanes of dust that block the view of more distant stars. These are probably not connected to the cluster itself, which is old enough to have cleared away any material in its surroundings long ago.
This image of NGC 3532 was captured by the Wide Field Imager instrument at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in February 2013.
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