The Day before Halloween

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The only AN602 hydrogen bomb developed by Russia, the most powerful one in history.

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Before sunrise

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black hole

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the desert becomes a wonderful land because of plenty of rain this year

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The sun

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Beauty & Wisdom 10/28/2015

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Ural Owl
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Canadian Travel

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This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly. But it is far from serene. What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour—fast enough to travel from Earth to the Moon in 24 minutes! A dying star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun is at the center of this fury. It has ejected its envelope of gases and is now unleashing a stream of ultraviolet radiation that is making the cast-off material glow. This object is an example of a planetary nebula, so-named because many of them have a round appearance resembling that of a planet when viewed through a small telescope. The Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), a new camera aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, snapped this image of the planetary nebula, catalogued as NGC 6302, but more popularly called the Bug Nebula or the Butterfly Nebula. WFC3 was installed by NASA astronauts in May 2009, during the servicing mission to upgrade and repair the 19-year-old Hubble telescope. NGC 6302 lies within our Milky Way galaxy, roughly 3,800 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius. The glowing gas is the star's outer layers, expelled over about 2,200 years. The
This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly. But it is far from serene.
What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more than 600,000 miles an hour—fast enough to travel from Earth to the Moon in 24 minutes!
A dying star that was once about five times the mass of the Sun is at the center of this fury. It has ejected its envelope of gases and is now unleashing a stream of ultraviolet radiation that is making the cast-off material glow. This object is an example of a planetary nebula, so-named because many of them have a round appearance resembling that of a planet when viewed through a small telescope.
The Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), a new camera aboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, snapped this image of the planetary nebula, catalogued as NGC 6302, but more popularly called the Bug Nebula or the Butterfly Nebula. WFC3 was installed by NASA astronauts in May 2009, during the servicing mission to upgrade and repair the 19-year-old Hubble telescope.
NGC 6302 lies within our Milky Way galaxy, roughly 3,800 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius. The glowing gas is the star’s outer layers, expelled over about 2,200 years. The “butterfly” stretches for more than two light-years, which is about half the distance from the Sun to the nearest star, Alpha Centauri.
The central star itself cannot be seen, because it is hidden within a doughnut- shaped ring of dust, which appears as a dark band pinching the nebula in the center. The thick dust belt constricts the star’s outflow, creating the classic “bipolar” or hourglass shape displayed by some planetary nebulae.
The star’s surface temperature is estimated to be about 400,000 degrees Fahrenheit, making it one of the hottest known stars in our galaxy. Spectroscopic observations made with ground-based telescopes show that the gas is roughly 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is unusually hot compared

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Nanaqua Dove showing off

(x+y)^2

(X + A)^2 = X^2 + 2XA + A^2, please remember.

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A Caryatid is a female figure that serves as an architectural support in the place of a column or pillar. It is often associated with Greek and Greek Revival architecture. The term Caraytid originated from the term karaytides which literally means “maidens of Karyai”, an ancient town of Peloponnese. Girls from Karyai were considered especially beautiful, tall, strong and capable.

   
    
    
 
Buck, doe, twin fawn

  
Arctic Elk ride

Lego, Minecraft, Virtual World

I have my concern/reservation about Lego, Minecraft that every kid loves. No doubt, they can help to increase kids spatial understanding. But everything is made of a cube, it is rigid without life.

I love the curve, the real beauty of this world that I can touch and feel. Now everything has been put on Second Life, people get rich because of it. I love nature, the one I am currently living in, not the virtual world, not the one made by 0 and 1.

10/18/2015

I have been coughing for 4 weeks. The two antibiotics worked but didn’t cure me. 

But when I look at these photos, I feel better. 

   
    
 
Buck

   
 
“Butterfly” of the sea

   
Killer whale

 
After rain, there is rainbow.