Jamaa el Fna Square Morocco
Dusk at the Jamaa el Fna Square, Marrakech, Morocco. A fascinating, contrasting time-lapsed photo.
The Sombrero Galaxy from Hubble.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA). Named the Sombrero Galaxy for its hat-like resemblance, M104 features a prominent dust lane and a bright halo of stars and globular clusters. Reasons for the Sombrero's hat-like appearance include an unusually large and extended central bulge of billions of old stars and dark prominent dust lanes that appear in a disk that we see nearly edge-on. Close inspection of the bulge shows many points of light that are actually globular clusters. M104's spectacular dust rings harbour many younger and brighter stars and show intricate details astronomers don't yet fully understand. The very centre of the Sombrero glows across the electromagnetic spectrum and is thought to house a large black hole. Fifty million-year-old light from the Sombrero Galaxy can be seen towards the constellation of Virgo.
The brain in your head isn’t your only brain. There’s a “second brain” in your intestines that contains 100 million neurons. Gut bacteria are responsible for making over 30 neurotransmitters including the “happy molecule” serotonin.
The Cherokee Indians were one of the largest of five Native American tribes who settled in the American Southeast portion of the country. The tribe came from Iroquoian descent and had originally been from the Great Lakes region of the country, but eventually settled closer to the east coast. The Cherokee lived in cabins made of logs instead of the stereotypical teepee. They were a strong tribe with several smaller sections, all lead by chiefs. The tribe was highly religious and spiritual. When the American Revolution took place, the Cherokee Indians supported the British soldiers and even assisted them in battle by taking part in several attacks.
The flag of Luxembourg consists of three horizontal stripes, red, white and blue, and was first used between 1845 and 1848. It was officially adopted on 23 June 1972. As a landlocked nation, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg had little need for a national flag until the middle of the 19th century. Its heraldic banner, dating back to the early 13th century, was composed of horizontal stripes of white and blue with a rampant red lion. That banner, however, represented the dukes of Luxembourg and not the nation’s people. Following the Napoleonic Wars, Luxembourg, which had been part of the Holy Roman Empire, became a separate country under the protection of the Netherlands. The tricolour flag is almost identical to that of the Netherlands, except that it is longer and its blue stripe is a lighter shade.
The self-portrait is an 1889 oil on canvas painting by the post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. The picture was painted in September that year, shortly before he left Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in southern France. This self-portrait, which may have been his last, was one of about 40 van Gogh produced over a 10-year period. He would paint himself because he often lacked the money to pay for models. He took the painting with him to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, where he showed it to Dr Paul Gachet, who thought it was "absolutely fanatical." The Musée d'Orsay in Paris obtained the picture in 1986.
BLASPHEMY CHARGE AGAINST BELIEVER DROPPED AFTER 2 YEARS. Click on image for more information.