Is it the weekend yet?

As you may have noticed, I’m reserving most of my words this week for my novel-in-progress. But I wanted to share with you this amazing photo of the Valentine Rose Nebula to ease us all into the weekend.

Nebula Sh2-174. Image released Feb 13 by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory.

Nebula Sh2-174. Image released Feb 13, 2013 by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory.

The Five-Year-Old: “Did you know that nebulas are made by stars at death?”

She’s right. As this Space.com article on the Valentine Rose Nebula explains, those clouds of red and blue are created when a mid-sized star runs out of fuel and collapses on itself.

Happy weekend, y’all.

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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