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The deepest infrared image of the Orion Nebula has uncovered a bonanza of previously unknown low-mass stars and -- quite possibly -- free floating planets. The picturesque nebula is best known in visible light where it shows a many bright stars and bright glowing gas. Catalogued as M42, the Orion Nebula at a distance of 1300 light years is the closest major star forming region to Earth. One can peer into Orion's pervasive dust in infrared light, as was done again recently with the sophisticated HAWK-I camera attached to one of the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescopes in the high mountains of Chile. High resolution versions of the featured infrared deep image show many points of light, many of which are surely brown dwarf stars but some of which are best fit by an unexpectedly high abundance of free-floating planets. Understanding how these low mass objects formed is important to understanding star formation generally and may even help humanity to better understand the early years of our Solar System
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Today in 1966, the world got its first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft in the vicinity of the Moon, transmitted back by Lunar Orbiter I. That mission was designed to scope out the lunar surface for potential landing sites, a task we'll do with modern Moon data as part of our work to send humans back to the Moon. View "Earthrise" image: https://go.nasa.gov/2wlfcxZ
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I read the ARC copy and felt there was plenty of action but appreciated that there was more to the story than killing things..
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Writers take note. This article is spot on.
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Enjoying today's new Hubble image of the Veil Nebula? Check out our fly-through visualization.
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Hi Nicole,
You don't know me. Your mom shared your post, which prompted my reading it. Your mom and I are friends from high school if you can believe it. I'm not religious, but I appreciate the strength you draw from your faith.

 I was touched by your description of your new husband's acceptance of your admissions and his support for you. It touched me in two ways. Firstly, you showed the strength to accept responsibility for loosing it. Secondly, he showed the strength to give up the hurt he probably felt and support you.  

I've been married almost 39 years. It took my wife and I much longer than a year to learn the value of accepting fault and forgetting hurt. In fact we are still working on it.

For what it's worth, you both should look as marriage as a partnership formed to take on the troubles and disappointments of life with the strength of togetherness. The true value of marriage isn't found in the good times. It's found in your spouses support during the though times.

    
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Writing Love/Hate 
Love My Job, Hate My Industry
Love My Job, Hate My Industry
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Fun read
Lee's Picture Prompts #1
Lee's Picture Prompts #1
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The Marriage Counselor
The Marriage Counselor
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