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That bright, shiny ball in the sky

We’re all at least somewhat familiar with the seemingly floating sphere in the sky–it’s what keeps us warm and makes our Earth habitable. But there may be things about our burning sphere that you don’t know. 786 more words

WIP Wednesday: A Day Late

I know, I know, today is Thursday and it’s almost over, anyway. But we finally got a sunny day and the light was so nice that I actually got to take a picture of the Helix Nebula with natural light! 65 more words

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WIP Wednesday: 2017 Wrap-up

2017 is almost over, and this is the last Wednesday of the year for me to share my work in progress pics with you. I’ve got four main projects in the works right now. 167 more words

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WIP Wednesday: Helix Nebula #5 & PDXstitch.net

Somehow the time just flies by when you’re finishing up school & hustling to get a new job at the same time! The past few weeks have felt like a blur (and I still need to put together a post with pictures from my Toronto trip!) but I have so much exciting news. 140 more words

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Help us catch Maddy’s killer, family urges

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The stars we see in the night sky are just a small part of the billions of stars in our galaxy.

Stars are formed when the gas molecules in the interstellar (between stars) medium are pulled towards one another due to gravitational attraction. 637 more words


The Helix Nebula

Located in Aquarius, the Helix Nebula is one of the best and largest planetary nebulae in the entire sky. It appears large in size, due to its relative proximity; and it has a very low surface brightness which can make it look ghostly. 119 more words