This image from the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory shows the cloud associated with the Rosette Nebula, a stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros, or Unicorn, constellation. The Herschel telescope collects infrared light given out by dust. The bright smudges are dusty cocoons containing massive embryonic stars, which will grow up to 10 times the mass of our sun. The small spots near the center of the image are lower mass stellar embryos. The Rosette Nebula itself, and its massive cluster of stars, is located to the right of the picture.
Women dressed as 19th century horsewomen known as escaramuzas and a charro (c.) are seen before their performance during the anniversary of the inauguration of Lienzo La Nacional, in Mexico City on Sunday. The Lienzo La Nacional is where charros practice La Charreria, a type of a rodeo based on their working practices, which has been a national sport since 1933.
Eerie spiral light show in the pre-dawn sky over Australia on Saturday prompted a flood of UFO reports. The phenomenon was likely the privately launched Falcon 9 rocket, which lifted off from Cape Canaveral Friday.
States' pension fund holdings are short $1 trillion. Illinois's answer: Cut benefits for state workers. But even that might not be enough.
A group of Gulf Coast mayors erupted Saturday, blaming BP for letting the Gulf oil spill come ashore. But on Sunday, Obama's man in charge said it was federal coordinators' responsibility. The exchange laid bare a still-misunderstood chain of command for onshore operations.
BP reported Sunday that its containment cap is now collecting 420,000 gallons a day, saying that was a 'majority' of the oil. But the flow rate in the Gulf oil spill is still uncertain, and BP has failed to live up to its optimistic predictions in the past.
President Obama has struggled to show he’s engaged and concerned during the BP oil spill. But as the disaster wears on, showing emotion and tapping his inner writer could help Obama's standing.
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