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Young Suns of NGC 7129.
Image Credit & Copyright: Johannes Schedler (Panther Observatory). Young suns, at a relatively tender age of only a few million years old, lie within dusty NGC 7129, some 3,000 light-years away toward the royal constellation Cepheus, where the bluish dust clouds that reflect the youthful starlight. The compact deep red crescent shapes are also markers of energetic, young stellar objects known as Herbig-Haro objects; their shape and colour are characteristic of glowing hydrogen gas shocked by jets streaming away from newborn stars. Ultimately, the natal gas and dust in the region will be dispersed, the stars drifting apart as the loose cluster orbits the centre of the Galaxy. At the estimated distance of NGC 7129, this view spans about 40 light-years.
The attention span of the human brain is getting shorter. We have lost almost four seconds of our attention span in the past 15 years. This means we cannot concentrate on a thing for more than 8 seconds on an average.
The Kayapo are an indigenous people in Brazil, from the plain islands of the Mato Grosso and Pará in Brazil, south of the Amazon Basin and along Rio Xingu and its tributaries. They call themselves "Mebengokre," which means "people of the wellspring." In 2010, there was an estimated 8,638 Kayapos. Subgroups include the Xikrin, Gorotire, Mekranoti and Metyktire. Their villages typically consist of a dozen huts.
The national flag of Mauritius, also known as the Four Bands and Les Quatre Bandes, was adopted upon independence, March 12, 1968. It consists of four horizontal bands of equal width, coloured (from top to bottom) red, blue, yellow, and green. Red represents the struggle for freedom and independence.n Blue represents the Indian Ocean, in the middle of which Mauritius is situated. Yellow represents the new light of independence. Green represents the agriculture of Mauritius and its colour throughout the 12 months of the year.
Known as “the prehistoric Sistine Chapel,” the Lascaux Caves, a cave complex in southwestern France, contain some of the most remarkable palaeolithic cave paintings in the world, from at least 15,000 years ago. The cave was discovered on 12 September 1940 by four teenagers, Marcel Ravidat, Jacques Marsal, Georges Agnel, and Simon Coencas, as well as Ravidat’s dog, Robot. Public access was made easier after World War II. By 1955, the carbon dioxide produced by 1,200 visitors per day had visibly damaged the paintings. The cave was closed to the public in 1963 in order to preserve the art.
POLICE RAID SUMMER CAMP FOR CHILDREN. Click on image for more information.