- This VLT image of the Thor’s Helmet Nebula was taken on the occasion of ESO’s 50th Anniversary, 5 October 2012, with the help of Brigitte Bailleul — winner of the Tweet Your Way to the VLT! competition. The observations were broadcast live over the internet from the Paranal Observatory in Chile. This object, also known as NGC 2359, lies in the constellation of Canis Major (The Great Dog). The helmet-shaped nebula is around 15 000 light-years away from Earth and is over 30 light-years across. The helmet is a cosmic bubble, blown as the wind from the bright, massive star near the bubble’s centre sweeps through the surrounding molecular cloud.
Psalm 90:1-2 [A Prayer of Moses the man of God.] Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
John 17:23-24 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
John 15:26-27 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with (in) me from the beginning.
Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Bless the LORD, O my soul:
And all that is within me,
Bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And forget not all his benefits:
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;
Who healeth all thy diseases;
Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;
Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness
And tender mercies;
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;
So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
1 John 3:1-3
Behold, what manner of love
The Father hath bestowed upon us,
That we should be called
The sons of God:
Therefore the world knoweth us not,
Because it knew him not.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God,
And it doth not yet appear
What we shall be:
But we know that,
When he shall appear,
We shall be like him;
For we shall see him
As he is.
And every man
That hath this hope in him
Even as he is pure.
Galatians 5:22-25 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance:against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Moral goodness, integrity
Uprightness of heart and life, kindness
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet
not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I
now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God,
who loved me, and gave himself for me. I do not frustrate the grace
of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in
1 John 2:15-17
Love not the world,
Neither the things
That are in the world.
If any man love the world,
The love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world,
The lust of the flesh,
And the lust of the eyes,
And the pride of life,
Is not of the Father,
But is of the world.
And the world passeth away,
And the lust thereof:
But he that doeth the will of God
Abideth for ever.
While he yet spake, Behold,
A bright cloud overshadowed them:
And behold a voice
Out of the cloud,
This is my beloved Son,
In whom I am well pleased;
Hear ye him.
As the Father hath loved me,
So have I loved you:
Continue ye in my love.
And Jesus answering saith unto them,
Have faith (confidence) in God.
Exodus 23:14-17 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.
James 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.