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Sharpless 2 -106, star forming region.
Celestial ‘Snow Angel’ Dazzles in Hubble Telescope Photo... This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows Sh 2-106, or S106 for short. This is a compact star forming region in the constellation Cygnus (The Swan). Just in time for the holidays, the Hubble Space Telescope has snapped a spectacular view of a star-forming region in our Milky Way galaxy that looks like a snow angel in deep space. This region, called Sharples 2-106 (or S106 for short) is located nearly 2,000 light-years away in the direction of the constellation of Cygnus (The Swan). The nebula is found in a relatively isolated part of the Milky Way, researchers said. The S106 nebula measures several light-years across, and contains vast clouds of gas that resemble outstretched wings amidst an hourglass shape. The light from the glowing gas is colored blue in this image. Hubble’s view captures furious activity in the nebula, with ridges and ripples of super-hot gas mixing with the cooler interstellar medium. A massive young star, called Infrared Source 4 or IRS 4, is responsible for this turbulence, scientists said. CREDIT: NASA/ESA
Snow Circles by Sonja Hinrichsen and Cedar Beauregard - patterns in the snow made by people walking - amazing!
Full Moon Over Earth as Seen From the International Space Station Photo by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
"Valley of the Crystals", Mt Roraima, Canaima National Park, Bolivar, Venezuela by Brad Wilson, DVM via Flickr
Stone Crystal Prism by MysticPrismStudio on Etsy
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Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) POISONOUS
The isle that never sleeps - II (via LucaDeravignone.com)
secret refuge. This would be fun to do with kiddos one day. Teach them to love the woods!
Tulip Nebula....incredible colors! Takes my breath away!