Rainbow Image of a Dusty Star

Resembling a rippling pool illuminated by underwater lights, the Egg Nebula offers astronomers a special look at the normally invisible dust shells swaddling an aging star. These dust layers, extending over one-tenth of a light-year from the star, have an onionskin structure that forms concentric rings around the star. A thicker dust belt, running almost vertically through the image, blocks off light from the central star. Twin beams of light radiate from the hidden star and illuminate the pitch-black dust, like a shining flashlight in a smoky room.

The Egg Nebula is located 3, 000 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus.

10 Fascinating Facts about How Teens Use Technology in 2013

1-  Among Teens  12-17, social network site growth has slowed particularly Facebook, but Twitter use is growing rapidly.

2- Today's teens are sharing more personal information  online than teens have in the past

3- Today's teens do care about online privacy

4-Today's teens do take active steps to manage their online reputations

5- Parents of teens are very aware that online content can impact their teens' lives

6- Most teens educational environment include the use of at least some digital technologies

7- The internet has fundamentally altered how teens do research, but not necessarily for the worse

8-Digital tools can benefit kids' writing skills and abilities according to teachers.

9- Teachers are divided as to whether "digital natives" are all that unique.

10- A digital divide persists in the area of educational and technology