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Resembling a nightmarish beast rearing its head from a crimson sea, this monstrous object is actually an innocuous pillar of gas and dust. Called the Cone Nebula (NGC 2264) - so named because, in ground-based images, it has a conical shape - this giant pillar resides in a turbulent star-forming region. ACS made this observation on April 2, 2002. Credit: NASA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (USCS/LO), M.Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), the ACS Science Team, and ESA
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a sunday by rebecca marshall-courtois
We enter what looks like a poster. It is much too beautiful a scene to be real. No, it is the kind of thing you find on a wall in a waiting room with a biblical quote across the top, or an inspirational phrase. But it is more than that. I can hear it, feel it, touch it, smell it, live it. This is no poster.
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I saw it in the mirror, I saw it in my face that I'm no longer needed, that my place could be taken by anybody. Yes, I saw it in the mirror, when I looked into my eyes...
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