Inside the Flame Nebula:

The Flame Nebula is a stand out in optical images of the dusty, crowded star forming regions toward Orion's belt and the easternmost belt star Alnitak, a mere 1,400 light-years away. Alnitak is the bright star at the right edge of this infrared image from the Spitzer Space Telescope. About 15 light-years across, the infrared view takes you inside the nebula's glowing gas and obscuring dust clouds though. It reveals many stars of the recently formed, embedded cluster NGC 2024 concentrated near the center. The stars of NGC 2024 range in age from 200,000 years to 1.5 million years young. In fact, data indicate that the youngest stars are concentrated near the middle of the Flame Nebula cluster. That's the opposite of the simplest models of star formation for a stellar nursery that predict star formation begins in the denser center of a molecular cloud core. The result requires a more complex model for star formation inside the Flame Nebula.

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Solar System, Earth through the Sun!

Simulated in real time every few min, images made with, credits ‣ Xplanet

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World Conditions, End Times, Leading to Christ's Return

Revelation 11 18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
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The Earth is being over-polluted. The poverty striken, and economicaly disadvantaged, mostly live in the heavily populated cities...




1 John 4 17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
2 Timothy 1 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
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F.E.A.R is only darkness, the lack of light. ‣ Z

Anxiety is nothing but repeatedly re-experiencing failure in advance. What a waste. ‣ Seth Godin

Worry, doubt, fear and despair are the enemies which slowly bring us down to the ground and turn us to dust before we die. ‣ Douglas MacArthur

Fear has many eyes and can see things underground. ‣ Miguel de Cervantes

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. ‣ Napoleon Hill

Polaris, A look at the North Star

The brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper; the northern axis of the Earth points toward it. ‣ [WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006)]


The Brightest, and Closest, Stars to Earth

The Closest Stars

Star Magn. Dist.(LY) Class
  • Sun
  • 4.83 0.000016 G2 V
  • Proxima Centauri
  • 11.13 4.22 M5.5V
  • ɑ Centauri
  • 4.4 4.34 G2 V
  • Barnard's Star
  • 13.2 6 M3.8V
  • Walf 359
  • 16.7 7.8 M5.8Vc
  • Lalande 21185
  • 10.5 8.3 M2.1Vc
  • Sirius
  • 1.42 8.6 A1Vm

    The Brightest Stars from Earth

    Star Magn. Dist.(LY) Class
  • Sun
  • 4.83 0.000016 G2 V
  • Sirius
  • 1.42 8.6 A1Vm
  • Canopus
  • –5.71 310 A9 II
  • Rigil Kentaurus
  • 4.38 4.4 G2 V
  • Arcturus
  • −0.30 37 K0 III
  • Vega
  • 0.582 25 A0 Va
  • Capella
  • 0.296 43 K0 III

    1 (Ly) = 0.3066 (PC) Parsec
    1 (Ly) = 63241.07709 (AU) Astronomical Unit
    1 (Ly) = 5878625373184 Miles
    1 (Ly) = 9460730472581 Kilometres