The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island (via observando)
It is suspected that in this case, Hubble had locked onto a bad guide star, potentially a double star or binary. This caused an error in the tracking system, resulting in this remarkable picture of brightly colored stellar streaks. The prominent red streaks are from stars in the globular cluster NGC 288.
Class up your drinking problem with the Venn of Beer Growler, a 64-oz amber beauty that illustrates the magic of malt, water, yeast and hops coming together. (Also when empty you can use it to play in a country bear jamboree, but this is optional.)