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Our marvellous universe!
Here's a #StPatricksDay look at a celestial shamrock! Many consider the shamrock to be a symbol of rebirth and life, so it's fitting that this nebula seen by our Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, is a dusty region of star birth. This stellar nursery is made up of a shell of ionized gas surrounding a void with an extremely hot, bright star in the middle. With strong stellar winds and intense ultraviolet radiation, the central star both clears away nearby gas and dust and heats the remaining dust in the shell, causing it to glow in the infrared wavelengths that WISE detected. Take a closer look: http://go.nasa.gov/2pmJXjl
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Some 60 million light-years away in the southerly constellation Corvus, two large galaxies are colliding. The stars in the two galaxies, cataloged as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, very rarely collide in the course of the ponderous cataclysm, lasting hundreds of millions of years. But their large clouds of molecular gas and dust often do, triggering furious episodes of star formation near the center of the cosmic wreckage. Spanning about 500 thousand light-years, this stunning composited view also reveals new star clusters and matter flung far from the scene of the accident by gravitational tidal forces. The remarkable collaborative image is a mosaic constructed using data from small and large ground-based telescopes to bring out large-scale and faint tidal streams, composited with the bright cores imaged in extreme detail by the Hubble Space Telescope. Of course, the suggestive visual appearance of the extended arcing structures gives the galaxy pair its popular name - The Antennae: http://buff.ly/1yzeyVe
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The world spends just $22 billion on saving lives in disaster situations. To put that into context, in 2013, we spent a cool $59 billion on ice cream alone. If this shocking statistic gives you brain freeze, please SHARE it with your friends.
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Happy New Year to everyone!
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Adoption and Tracing Birth Parents and Families
Many adopted people may know very little, if anything, about their birth families. If you are in this position, you may have thought about whether or not you would like to trace members of your birth family. Even to begin on that journey can feel scary. You...
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Turn #mondayblues   into #Blooming   #Monday  and help raise #mentalhealthawareness  .Has to be good, doesn't it?

http://www.blooming-monday.com/ 
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