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An alluring sight in southern skies, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is seen here through narrowband filters. The filters are designed to transmit only light emitted by ionized sulfur, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms. Ionized by energetic starlight, the atoms emit their characteristic light as electrons are recaptured and the atom transitions to a lower energy state. As a result, this false color image of the LMC seems covered with shell-shaped clouds of ionized gas surrounding massive, young stars. Sculpted by the strong stellar winds and ultraviolet radiation, the glowing clouds, dominated by emission from hydrogen, are known as H II (ionized hydrogen) regions. Itself composed of many overlapping shells, the Tarantula Nebula is the large star forming region at top center. A satellite of our Milky Way Galaxy, the LMC is about 15,000 light-years across and lies a mere 180,000 light-years away in the constellation Dorado.

Shell Game in the LMC
Image Credit & Copyright: John Gleason
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Looking for a meaningful and impactful trip this year? Join our 6th team in #Nicaragua! There's a reason we go back year after year, the kids are some of the most incredibly talented ones we've worked with. Plus, you can't beat landscapes like these!

Sign up here -> http://bit.ly/1S6AiSo

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TGL Tanzania is FULL! Thanks to everyone who applied and do consider applying again for next summer!

In the meantime, we have a new ALL WOMEN trip in the mix, happening THIS FALL. Who's in??
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Thankyou to all those who fought survived & died on D-day 70yrs ago. Also Remembering my Family in the RAF,Navy & Army.
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