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Merry Christmas, from
a Dying Star in Deep Space

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/25/2012 10:54:05 AM

In a nebula far, far away..... Here´s special holiday photo. It´s another one of those amazing Hubble Space Telescope photographs that captures the stellar beauty of space beyond what our naked eyes can see from Earth. This array is known as NGC 5189. NASA released it because it looks like a Christmas holiday light house beyond anything your showy neighbors could come up with. This planetary nebula resembles colorful blown glass to some eyes, like mine. It actually captures one of the final stages of a dying star, not unlike our Sun in a few billion years.

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God gives US the best light show in the Universe for every Christmas.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: john56, 12/25/2012 11:55:45 AM     (No. 9083056)

Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the White House immediately issued statements blaming Bush for the dying star.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/25/2012 12:36:41 PM     (No. 9083094)

I heard that the star is only dying because Mitt Romney took away its health insurance.

(The claim seems somewhat nebulous.)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: nhchemist, 12/25/2012 1:40:04 PM     (No. 9083153)

At the end of the article, click in the "NASA´s holiday gift from out of this world, really" link. There you will find a NASA ebook titled "Earth as Art," that cam be downloaded as a PDF file. More great pictures of earth from space.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bob913, 12/25/2012 1:58:52 PM     (No. 9083178)

It looks like an outline of a skull with teeth

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kono, 12/25/2012 4:04:52 PM     (No. 9083287)

Good compound pun, #2. Thanks for the chuckle.

I sure don´t see anything like a Christmas house there; but then again, I could never make out anything in those 3-D ´fractal´ panels that were popular a decade or two ago.

PS: The HST web site has a vast collection of awesome images like this planetary nebula. I must have 2,000 of them saved, along with the descriptive write-ups that come with ´em.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: kono, 12/25/2012 4:06:46 PM     (No. 9083288)

Re #5 -- I was rude to recommend a site without giving a link. I go there with:
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/
A superabundance of eye candy...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Japanorama, 12/25/2012 4:25:27 PM     (No. 9083303)

Since it´s 1780 light-years away, the light was lit in 232 A.D.

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