Eta Carinae, a star about 8,000 light years away that is in the very last stages of its life. Eta Carinae is over 100 times more massive
Cathedral to Massive Stars - The Hubble Space Telescope took this spellbinding image of Pismis 24 (shown center above), one of the most massive and luminous star clusters known, glimmering above the NGC 6357 nebula that is approximately 8150 light-years away. According to NASA's estimates, the brightest star of Pismis 24 cluster is over 200 times the mass of our Sun.
Located 9,000 light-years away, NGC 3576 is a gigantic region of glowing gas about 100 light-years across, where stars are currently forming. The intense radiation and winds from the massive stars are shredding the clouds from which they form, creating dramatic scenery. - Credit: ESO
U Cam, is a star 1,500 light years away, nearing the end of its life. As it begins to run low on fuel, it is becoming unstable. Every few thousand years, it coughs out a nearly spherical shell of gas as a layer of helium around its core begins to fuse.
The breathtakingly beautiful Cocoon Nebula is located about 4,000 light years away toward the constellation of Cygnus. Hidden inside the Cocoon is a newly developing open cluster of stars dominated by a massive star in the center of the above image that opened a hole in an existing molecular cloud through which much of the glowing material flows. The same star, which formed about 100,000 years ago, provides the energy source for much of the emitted and reflected light from this nebula.
Located about 130 million light-years away, NGC 4650A is one of only 100 known polar-ring galaxies.
Massive star IRS 4 is beginning to spread its wings. Born only about 100,000 years ago, material streaming out from this newborn star has
Abell 31 is a very faint nebula caused by a dying star as it releases dust and gas. This massive planetary nebula is about 2,000 light
Orion Nebula, an immense stellar nursery some 1,500 light-years away. This stunning false-color view spans about 40 light-years across the region, constructed using infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Compared to its visual wavelength appearance, the brightest portion of the nebula is likewise centered on Orion's young, massive, hot stars, known as the Trapezium Cluster.
The dwarf galaxy NGC 4214 is ablaze with young stars and gas clouds. Located around 10 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs), the galaxy's close proximity, combined with the wide variety of evolutionary stages among the stars, make it an ideal laboratory to research the triggers of star formation and evolution.
DIY Valentine Love Book: [my notes: made this for my husband's birthday. It was a combination of photos of us from the last 2 years + "things I love about you". I've seen him pick it up several times since then to look at it. It was so very easy to make as well!]
The Sombrero galaxy was voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called M104, are as spectacular as its appearance. The Sombrero Galaxy spans about 50,000 light years across and lies 28 million light years away.
Six hundred and fifty light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, a dead star about the size of Earth, is refusing to fade away peacefully. NASA's Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes have captured the complex structure of the Helix nebula.
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Largest water reservoir discovered in black hole. The reservoir holds as much as 140 trillion oceans, or more than 4,000 times more than exists in the entire Milky Way. It exists as vapour spread across hundreds of light years. While water has been found across much of the universe previously, this is interesting because of the fact this reservoir is 12 billion light years away, meaning that this water existed when the universe was only 1.6 billion years old.
The Bubble Nebula (NGC7635) is one of three shells of gas surrounding the massive star BD+602522, the bright star near the center of the bubble. Energetic radiation from the star ionizes the shell, causing it to glow. About six light-years in diameter, the Bubble Nebula is located in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia. The magenta wisps near the bottom-right of the image are an unexpected bonus—the wisps are the remnants of a
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. REBT is very much based on perceiving life and its problems in a realistic, rational light. I felt compelled to share it with you because there's more to health than just diet.
What I actually needed was for someone to tell me that it hurt because it mattered. I have found this very useful to think about over the years, and I find that it is a lot easier and more bearable to be sad when aren’t constantly berating yourself for being sad....The Fault in Our Stars
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Life coaching has become increasingly popular in the United States over the last 5-10 years. This infographic illustrates some of the key statistics in the life coaching field. As more and more businesses struggle to make ends meet after the financial crisis of 2008, life coaching has become a key component of hundreds of businesses’ success. Through face-to-face coaching as well as telephone communication, coaches and consultants have changed
youngest black hole --- NASA may have just uncovered the youngest black hole in Earth's galaxy. The young black hole, located within a supernova remnant, was created by a rare supernova explosion of a massive star, according to a written statement from NASA. The administration's Chandra X-ray Observatory captured images of the so-called remnant W49B, located 26,000 light-years away.
A Very Spooky Dinner Party! 2011, My dining room and a few uninvited guests!, A Spooky Dining Room theme this year! I dressed the room from floor to ceiling with over 100 yards of cheese cloth! The table and all the accessories I've been collecting for the last ten years!, Indoor and Outdoor Decorations
About 95 Ma, Mesonix, the ancestor of today's dolphin, appeared on Earth. It was a terrestrial animal that went into the water to feed. Mesonix had front & hind limbs containing bones to support its weight. Over the next 30 Ma Mesonix began to become more adapted to life in the water
Tina Strobos, famous woman of the Dutch resistance who sheltered more than 100 Jews during the Holocaust, recently passed away at the age of 91. She risked her own life for total strangers. She found ingenious ways to forge travel documents. She let carpenters build hidden rooms in her own house. She was arrested multiple times and survived all the interrogations. Her house was searched multiple times. “ I believed in the sacredness of
Cotton Candy Nebula - The nebula known as N11, complete with sparkly star clusters embedded in fluffy pink clouds of gas. This exceptionally energetic star-forming region, also known as the Bean Nebula, extends over 1,000 light-years in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Three generations of star formation have created shells of gas and dust which are being blown away by radiation from the newborn stars.
-- NGC 7822: a young star-forming region in Cepheus -- Hot, young stars and cosmic pillars of gas and dust seem to crowd into NGC 7822. At the edge of a giant molecular cloud toward the northern constellation Cepheus, the glowing star forming region lies about 3,000 light-years away. - Image Credit: Manuel Fernández Suarez - Image enhancement: Jean-Baptiste Faure
Fjord Horses - This is a relatively small but very strong horse breed from the mountainous regions of Western Norway. It is an agile breed of light draft horse build. All Fjord horses are dun in color, with five variations in shade recognized by their breed registries. One of the world's oldest breeds, it has been used for hundreds of years as a farm horse in Norway, and in modern times is popular for its generally good temperament.
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Deep in the forests of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, this abandoned mansion looks like it wouldn’t be out of place in a horror film, with its amazing nineteenth century architecture left to crumble away over time. Little is known about this mysterious house, but it is believed to have stood empty for over 70 years, abandoned soon after World War One.
This infographic looks into various statistics regarding traffic crashes and how they impact both human lives and the overall economy. Lots of people understand that auto accidents are responsible for thousands of deaths per year, but we wanted to get more in depth and also include the cost to the economy. We included details specifically about crash stats in Michigan over the last 3 years, texting and driving in 2014, conditions that accounted for accidents and their cost, and how many accidents occur in Michigan over a period of time. We hope that you learn some valuable information reading our infographic!
Trigger-Happy Star Formation (NASA, Chandra, 8/12/09). his composite image, combining data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope shows the molecular cloud Cepheus B, located in our Galaxy about 2,400 light years from the Earth. A molecular cloud is a region containing cool interstellar gas and dust left over from the formation of the galaxy and mostly contains molecular hydrogen.
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