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This microcorsage is sized perfectly for Abraham Lincoln's jacket lapel on the back of a penny.

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1909. Facing nearly due west from ridge northeast of Como Lake. Light selection cut in open ponderosa pine. Ground cover is comprised of perennial grasses and forbs, including basalmroot. A few low-growing bitterbrush plants can be seen in the vicinity of horses and in distance on left. A group of willows can be seen behind horsemen at left center.
This picture of the nebula around a rare yellow hypergiant star called  IRAS 17163-3907 is the best ever taken of a star in this class and shows  for the first time a huge dusty double shell surrounding the central  hypergiant. The star and its shells resemble an egg white around a yolky  center, leading astronomers to nickname the object the Fried Egg  Nebula.