Every October the Breast Cancer Awareness Month ((N)BCAM) is hosted, an international health campaign to increase the awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research. It was founded in the year 1993 and is symbolized by a pink ribbon. As a scientist myself and as a person with friends and family who fought (and also lost) against cancer in general and breast cancer in particular, I cannot support campaigns like this one strong enough… In honor of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NASA compiles a growing set of pink-hued NASA pics via Flickr. What a beautiful, artistic, scientific and clever way to remind on one of the most malicious diseases of our planet!
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Ultraviolet Saturn (NASA, Hubble, 2003)
Perseids Meteor composite (NASA, Marshall Center, 09/2009)
Detail: Rosette Nebula (NASA, Chandra, 09/08/10)
Tycho Supernova Remnant (NASA, Chandra, 03/24/11)
Black Hole Outburst in Spiral Galaxy M83 (NASA, Chandra, Hubble, 04/30/12)
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