Friday, November 2, 2012

Post 1,000 a milestone of sorts


It is now over three years I have been writing and now this is post 1,000. I am happy to say that I plan on doing this for many more years, a chance to get up on my soap box and be heard. I want to thank all that comment or stop by. It makes me happy. Now onward and upward. The following was borrowed from Running Cause I Can't  Fly.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012

"A Look to the Heavens"

“Described as a "dusty curtain" or "ghostly apparition", mysterious reflection nebula VdB 152 really is very faint. Far from your neighborhood on this Halloween Night, the cosmic phantom is nearly 1,400 light-years away. Also catalogued as Ced 201, it lies along the northern Milky Way in the royal constellation Cepheus. 
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Near the edge of a large molecular cloud, pockets of interstellar dust in the region block light from background stars or scatter light from the embedded bright star giving parts of the nebula a characteristic blue color. Ultraviolet light from the star is also thought to cause a dim reddish luminescence in the nebular dust. Though stars do form in molecular clouds, this star seems to have only accidentally wandered into the area, as its measured velocity through space is very different from the cloud's velocity. This deep telescopic image of the region spans about 7 light-years.”

"The Essential Thing..."

"The most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. 
The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."
- Pierre de Courbertin

coffee time

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