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Eye to the Galaxy ~ view through a gorge of a Milky Way night sky, Karijini National Park, Western Australia by Paul Pichugin

Skin- your body's largest organ. Our skin weighs about 9 lbs and releases up to 3 gallons of liquid a day, and sloughs off more than 30,000 cells a minute. The process skin uses to withstand this kind of turnover is fascinating in an off itself. Our skin can also the first barrier against infection. This is an confocal image of the epidermis of a mouse tail. The red bulges are the hair follicle stem cells. Blue marks the DNA, and the basal cells of the epidermis are labelled in green.

The Horsehead Nebula from Blue to Infrared / One of the most identifiable nebulae in the sky, the Horsehead Nebula in Orion, is part of a large, dark, molecular cloud. Also known as Barnard 33, the unusual shape was first discovered on a photographic plate in the late 1800s. The red glow originates from hydrogen gas predominantly behind the nebula, ionized by the nearby bright star Sigma Orionis.

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Tiffany Stone: A silicated breccia composed of quartz and fluorite. Tiffany Stone displays deep purple areas mixed with salmon-pink along with black manganese veins, white quartz and an occasional cavity lined with druzy quartz. Brush-Wellman Mine near Delta, Utah