Galactic Center of Our Milky Way

The Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory — collaborated to produce an unprecedented image of the central region of our Milky Way galaxy.

Observations using infrared light and X-ray light see through the obscuring dust and reveal the intense activity near the galactic core. The center of the galaxy is located within the bright white region in the upper portion of the image. The entire image covers about one-half a degree, about the same angular width as the full moon.

Each telescope’s contribution is presented in a different color:

  • Yellow represents the near-infrared observations of Hubble. They outline the energetic regions where stars are being born as well as reveal hundreds of thousands of stars.
  • Red represents the infrared observations of Spitzer. The radiation and winds from stars create glowing dust clouds that exhibit complex structures from compact, spherical globules to long, stringy filaments.
  • Blue and violet represents the X-ray observations of Chandra. X-rays are emitted by gas heated to millions of degrees by stellar explosions and by outflows from the supermassive black hole in the galaxy’s center. The bright blue blob toward the bottom of the full field image is emission from a double star system containing either a neutron star or a black hole.

(Source: chandra.harvard.edu, via sagansense)

Crowdfunding Campaign :D

A foundation I volunteer for has set up a Crowdfunding campaign because they are in need of funds to keep all their horses healthy and cared for (they’re boarded at a nice facility and some need medication that isn’t cheap).
We’re trying to show that through proper foundation training race horses don’t have to end up slaughtered after their racing career but rather move on to another career that they would enjoy as well!
We want people to understand that for every horse rescued another takes it’s place and we need that to stop. There is a great problem with overbreeding because people aren’t thinking of the horse but rather being selfish and thinking of only increasing their chances of having a winner.

We want to cure the disease not just the symptoms ( i.e horse rescues rescuing horses isn’t fixing the problem it’s allowing that empty space to be filled with yet another unwanted ex-racehorse)
Just to make it clear we aren’t saying Horse rescues are useless but there are way too many horses disappearing and we need to work with others to help us spread the word of solution-based rescue.
With this kind of rescue we would see ex-racehorses becoming therapy horses or someone’s hunter or jumper!
With this kind of rescue there will be no need to ship horses off to Mexico because someone want to get rid of them.

Here is the link for anyone interested in knowing more about solution-based rescue and if anyone would like to donate:

ThoroughbredEd Foundation would love if we could at least get the word out about solution based rescue.
I can answer most questions!

If you guys would just take a look at it any feedback through my blog would be very much appreciated :D

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