Sunday, February 14, 2016

G+ for SUNDAY...! A prayer to MARY mother of JESUS...! CRUDE OIL price charts...! ASTRONOMY galore! KAWASAKI...! MADONA! And Greece lightning with MOON eclipse!

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"I'm that Girl. Looking at the world through Rose colored glasses.🌹 la Vie En Rose. ❤️ #rebelhearttour Thank you Tokyo💋" -Madonna

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This is called: transposition from picture/image to reality...! Or in other words, no road to AVONLEA...!!!

HINO AGNI PARTHENE - Composto por São Nektários de Egina, Bispo da nossa Igreja irmã, Católica Ortodoxa Grega.

Ó Virgem Pura e Rainha,
Imaculada, Theotokos!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Mãe Virgem e Rainha,
Manto Orvalhado cobre-nos!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Ó Altíssima, mais que os céus,
ó Luminosa, mais que o sol!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Ó deleite dos santos virginais,
maior que os celestiais!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Ó luz dos céus mais brilhante,
mais pura e radiante!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Ó mais Santa e angelical,
ó Santíssimo altar celestial!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!

Maria Sempre Virgem,
Senhora da Criação!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Ó Imaculada Esposa Virgem,
ó Puríssima Nossa Senhora!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Maria, Esposa e Rainha,
fonte da nossa alegria!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Venerável Virgem Donzela,
Santíssima Mãe e Rainha!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Mais venerável que os Querubins,
mais gloriosa que os Sereafins!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
És mais alta em plena glória,
que toda a hoste incorpórea!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!

Ave hino dos arcanjos,
Ave música dos anjos!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Ave, canto dos Querubins,
Ave canto dos Serafins!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Ave, paz e alegria, alegrai-vos,
Ave, porto da salvação!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Do Verbo santo, quarto nupcial;
Flor, fragrância da Incorrupção!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Ave, deleite do Paraíso,
Ave, Vida Imortal!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Ave, Árvore da Vida,
e Fonte da Imortalidade!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!

Imploro-te, ó Rainha,
eu te suplico!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Peço-te ó Rainha da Criação,
imploro tua benção!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Ó Virgem Pura Venerável,
ó Santíssima Senhora
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Com fervor eu te suplico,
ó Templo Sagrado!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Percebe-me, ajudai-me,
livra-me do inimigo!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!
Intercede por mim
para que eu tenha a Vida Eterna!
Ave, Esposa Inesposada!

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Total Lunar Eclipse and Lightning

Icaria, Greece
June 15, 2011

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Image Credit & Copyright: Chris Kotsiopoulos

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Hubble Panoramic View of Orion Nebula Reveals Thousands of Stars

This dramatic image offers a peek inside a cavern of roiling dust and gas where thousands of stars are forming. The image, taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, represents the sharpest view ever taken of this region, called the Orion Nebula. More than 3,000 stars of various sizes appear in this image. Some of them have never been seen in visible light. These stars reside in a dramatic dust-and-gas landscape of plateaus, mountains, and valleys that are reminiscent of the Grand Canyon.

The Orion Nebula is a picture book of star formation, from the massive, young stars that are shaping the nebula to the pillars of dense gas that may be the homes of budding stars. The bright central region is the home of the four heftiest stars in the nebula. The stars are called the Trapezium because they are arranged in a trapezoid pattern. Ultraviolet light unleashed by these stars is carving a cavity in the nebula and disrupting the growth of hundreds of smaller stars. Located near the Trapezium stars are stars still young enough to have disks of material encircling them. These disks are called protoplanetary disks or "proplyds" and are too small to see clearly in this image. The disks are the building blocks of solar systems.

The bright glow at upper left is from M43, a small region being shaped by a massive, young star's ultraviolet light. Astronomers call the region a miniature Orion Nebula because only one star is sculpting the landscape. The Orion Nebula has four such stars. Next to M43 are dense, dark pillars of dust and gas that point toward the Trapezium. These pillars are resisting erosion from the Trapezium's intense ultraviolet light. The glowing region on the right reveals arcs and bubbles formed when stellar winds - streams of charged particles ejected from the Trapezium stars — collide with material.

The faint red stars near the bottom are the myriad brown dwarfs that Hubble spied for the first time in the nebula in visible light. Sometimes called "failed stars," brown dwarfs are cool objects that are too small to be ordinary stars because they cannot sustain nuclear fusion in their cores the way our Sun does. The dark red column, below, left, shows an illuminated edge of the cavity wall.

The Orion Nebula is 1,500 light-years away, the nearest star-forming region to Earth. Astronomers used 520 Hubble images, taken in five colors, to make this picture. They also added ground-based photos to fill out the nebula. The ACS mosaic covers approximately the apparent angular size of the full moon.

The Orion observations were taken between 2004 and 2005.

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Image Credit: NASA,ESA, M. Robberto (Space Telescope Science Institute/ESA) and the Hubble Space Telescope Orion Treasury Project Team
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how long did it take for light to reach EARTH from so far? A SCIENCE controversy...!!!
The Pleiades Deep and Dusty

The well known Pleiades star cluster is slowly destroying part of a passing cloud of gas and dust. The Pleiades is the brightest open cluster of stars on Earth's sky and can be seen from almost any northerly location with the unaided eye. The passing young dust cloud is thought to be part of Gould's belt, an unusual ring of young star formation surrounding the Sun in the local Milky Way Galaxy. Over the past 100,000 years, part of Gould's belt is by chance moving right through the older Pleiades and is causing a strong reaction between stars and dust. Pressure from the stars' light significantly repels the dust in the surrounding blue reflection nebula, with smaller dust particles being repelled more strongly. A short-term result is that parts of the dust cloud have become filamentary and stratified, as seen in this deep-exposure image.

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how far do more stars show up as you increase magnification? more and more! surreal...!!!
Filaments of the Vela Supernova Remnant

The explosion is over but the consequences continue. About eleven thousand years ago a star in the constellation of Vela could be seen to explode, creating a strange point of light briefly visible to humans living near the beginning of recorded history. The outer layers of the star crashed into the interstellar medium, driving a shock wave that is still visible today. A roughly spherical, expanding shock wave is visible in X-rays. This image captures some of that filamentary and gigantic shock in visible light. As gas flies away from the detonated star, it decays and reacts with the interstellar medium, producing light in many different colors and energy bands. Remaining at the center of the Vela Supernova Remnant is a pulsar, a star as dense as nuclear matter that rotates completely around more than ten times in a single second.

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Image Credit & Copyright: Angus Lau, Y Van, SS Tong
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what goes up comes down to take more MARKET profits...??? I do not know who pays all the SHORT BUYS and SELLS...!!!
"The 70% drop in the price of a barrel of crude represents a colossal transfer of $3 trillion in annual income from oil producers to oil consumers."
The dramatic drop in the price of oil will produce winners and losers. But the biggest dangers will be political, not economic, writes Bill Emmott.

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i think "RUBIO" is winning...!!!
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