Serpens Cloud Core


Serpens Cloud CoreStars that are just beginning to coalesce out of cooling swaths of dust and gas can be seen in this image from the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS). Different wavelengths of infrared light has been color-coded, revealing young stars in orange and yellow, and a central cloud of gas in blue. This area is obscured in visible-light, but infrared light can travel through the dust, allowing a peek inside the stellar hatchery, but the dark region to the left of center is surrounded by so much dust that the infrared light is blocked also. Stars are just beginning to form in such dark spaces.

This star-forming region is called the Serpens Cloud Core. It’s located about 750 light-years away in Serpens (the Serpent), a constellation named after its resemblance to a snake. The region is noteworthy because it only contains stars of relatively low to moderate mass and lacks any of the massive and incredibly bright stars found in larger star-forming regions like the Orion nebula. The Sun is a moderate-mass star.

Image Credit: NASA

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day


Four years ago, Mrs. Hoge was recovering from back surgery to repair damage done to her spine by breast cancer that had metastasized to her spine and had just begun chemotherapy for her cancer. Team Kimberlin sent her this email which I posted four years ago today.

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This arrived in Mrs. Hoge’s inbox today.

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Connie,

Your husband is being criminally charged with stalking a teenage girl. That’s some sick stuff. Imagine what everyone at the Forestry Board is thinking when they read the newest article about your husband’s perversions. So embarrassing. Finally people at Goddard are taking an interest in John’s mental depravity and he will more than likely be suspended, if not let go totally. You have your own insurance, don’t you? I hope so. Remember what happened when John was responsible for his own mother’s care. He had to be taken to court twice to pay her bills. Sorry that you are suffering through a disease and a terrible marriage to a perverted man with a deteriorating mental capacity. The more your friends are made aware, the more support you will receive…. right?

[link to Breitbart Unmasked redacted]

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I suspect that Dante would have consigned whoever sent that to Bolgia 9 of the Eighth Circle.

Of course, the email was completely ineffective, as were the emails sent to Mrs. Hoge’s associates. She viewed the email as pathetic. Our friends and associates were puzzled by the emails they received, and asked what was going on. By the time I finished telling them a long story that began with “Do you remember the federal prisoner who claimed to be Dan Quayle’s dope dealer?”, they were either laughing or shaking their heads.

Failing failures gotta fail.

Thanks for the Links


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