A Humble Magic

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Truth.

A newly-born lamb snuggles up to a sleeping boy, March 16, 1940.

A newly-born lamb snuggles up to a sleeping boy, March 16, 1940.

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wilhelmina:

Flaviana for a cause

Flaviana Matata has a love affair with education, and she’s looking to spread her love through the Flaviana Matata Foundation founded in 2011. A native of Tanzania, she began her career after friends in college encouraged her to enter the first-ever Miss Universe Tanzania competition in 2007. To her surprise, she won, despite being a “tomboy” who never considered modeling before.  Since her career’s taken off around the world, she’s using her success to help educate and empower girls in her home country.

The Flaviana Matata Foundation seeks to inspire and support girls through education. Flaviana currently supports a class of fifteen girls from local orphanages in order to eliminate the worry of financial costs of tuition or supplies being a barrier to their education. She credits her late mother for showing her how to give back to the community.

The Foundation recently launched a stationary line with the goal of making itself self-sufficient. All profits from sales of the stationary go back to the girls and their educations.

#AreYouFollowingMe?
Twitter:  @flavianamatata
http://www.flavianamatatafoundation.org

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explore-blog:

A technical glitch causes the Hubble Space Telescope, which ordinarily captures magnificently crisp scientific imagery of the cosmos, to lose balance and create this inadvertent piece of modern art.

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. 

explore-blog:

A technical glitch causes the Hubble Space Telescope, which ordinarily captures magnificently crisp scientific imagery of the cosmos, to lose balance and create this inadvertent piece of modern art.

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.