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I found this photo at the HubbleSite. This is what they said about it:

In this unusual image, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captures a rare view of the celestial equivalent of a geode — a gas cavity carved by the stellar wind and intense ultraviolet radiation from a hot young star. Real geodes are baseball-sized, hollow rocks that start out as bubbles in volcanic or sedimentary rock. Only when these inconspicuous round rocks are split in half by a geologist, do we get a chance to appreciate the inside of the rock cavity that is lined with crystals. In the case of Hubble’s 35 light-year diameter “celestial geode” the transparency of its bubble-like cavity of interstellar gas and dust reveals the treasures of its interior.

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In Hyde Park there is this crazy little used book store, with the stacks of books piled so high and so haphazardly that I’m convinced someone is going to die in a bookvalanche some day. You feel utterly disoriented and displaced in this shop. I took this picture of one tower of unorganized books by setting my camera on the floor and aiming upward.