Pic of the Day

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The Hubble space telescope is celebrating its 20th anniversary today.
Here’s a brand new pic from Hubble of “Mystic Mountain”:

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What looks like a fantasy mountaintop enshrouded by wispy clouds is really of a section deep within the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years from Earth. As described by Ian O’Neill of Discovery News:

What we’re looking at is a turbulent stellar nursery at the very top of a 3 light-year long pillar of thick gas and dust. This is where baby stars are born, feeding off material inside the craggy tower. From the outside, material is being eroded by savage winds of energetic particles and intense radiation from young stars in open space.
The pressure on the dusty pillar caused by the emissions from these stars is triggering stellar processes inside, seeding more newborn stars that will eventually eat their way to freedom, “hatching” from their nursery like their cousins before them.
Streamers of hot ionized gas can be clearly seen blasting from the edges of the pillar, products of the violent birthing of stars. Two of the most prominent streamers — one at the very top of the longest finger of dust (originating from the bulbous pinnacle) and one in the center of the image (known as HH 901 and HH 902, respectively) — are caused by swirling disks around newborn stars, dragging material onto the stars’ surfaces and blasting it out as energetic jets.

For more Hubble images, CLICK HERE.
But atheists would have us think that “Mystic Mountain,” which is just a teeny section of the truly unimaginably HUMONGOUS Universe, is a mere accident that just “Poof!” came into existence — somehow, some “time,” for no reason.
Jesus said: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” -John 14:6 
C. S. Lewis put it best in Mere Christianity, pages 40-41::

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. 

~Eowyn & Steve

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6 responses to “Pic of the Day

  1. Absolutely breathtaking!
    In pace, ut sapiens, aptarit idonea bello

     
  2. I have been looking at this photo for a few days on some other sites but never noticed this until just now on FotM – if you look at the bottom-left quadrant of the photo, it looks like there are hands holding, perhaps forming, the otherwise indistinguishable cloud/mass. The near hand/right hand is at a 45 degree-up position. The fingers of the other hand (left hand) are visible only, closely grouped,

     
    • OMG! You’re right, Ted! It’s distinctly a hand…. No, it’s a pair of hands held together in the praying position!

       
    • WOW! I looked at the picture again, and it sent chills down my spine. God’s hands are everywhere.
      In pace, ut sapiens, aptarit idonea bello

       
  3. I went there once.
    Ron

     

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