NGC 7252

NGC 7252 is a peculiar galaxy resulting from an interaction between two galaxies that started a billion years ago. It is located 220 million light years away in the constellation Aquarius, it is called Atoms for Peace Galaxy, a nickname which comes from its loop-like structure, made of stars, that resembles a diagram of an electron orbiting an atomic nucleus. NGC 7252 is located in the southern part of Aquarius. With an apparent magnitude of 12.7, it is bright enough to be seen by amateur astronomers as a faint small fuzzy blob. Large loops of gas and stars around it makes the galaxy quite peculiar. Thus, it is Arp 226. In December 1953, U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave the "Atoms for Peace" speech; the speech was concerned about promoting nuclear power for peaceful purposes instead of nuclear weapons. Significant to the scientific community, the name of the speech was given to this peculiar galaxy; the two galaxies merging resembles nuclear fusion and the galaxies giant loops resemble a diagram of electrons orbiting the nucleus of an atom.

The galaxy is the result of a collision of two galaxies. This collision is an opportunity for astronomers to study such mergers and to predict the future of our Milky Way after its expected collision with the Andromeda Galaxy. X-ray emissions were observed in NGC 7252; this suggests an intermediate-mass black hole in the galaxy. The central region of the galaxy is home to hundreds of massive, ultra-luminous clusters of young stars that appear as bluish knots of light; these young clusters were created on the suspected galaxy merger, that pushed gases into these regions and caused a burst of star formation. The most conspicuous of them is one known as W3 solar masses; this object the most luminous super star cluster known to date, has properties more similar to an ultra-compact dwarf galaxy and differs only from those galaxies because of its age. A pinwheel-shaped disk, rotating in a direction opposite to that of the galaxy, is found deep inside NGC 7252: it resembles a face-on spiral galaxy, yet it is only 10,000 light years across.

It is believed. Within a few billion years, NGC 7252 will look like an elliptical galaxy with a small inner disk due to the exhaustion of the gases in the galaxy. In August 2013, F. Schweizer and others published a paper in the Astrophysical Journal titled "The Nebula of the Merger Remnant NGC 7252: A Likely Faint Ionization Echo"; this reports the finding of a Voorwerpje on the outskirts of the well-studied NGC 7252. The abstract states: "We present images and spectra of a ~10 kpc-sized emission-line nebulosity discovered in the prototypical merger remnant NGC 7252 and dubbed the ` nebula' because of its dominant _5007 line; this nebula seems to yield the first sign of episodic AGN activity still occurring in the remnant, ~220 Myr after the coalescence of two gas-rich galaxies. Its location and kinematics suggest it belongs to a stream of tidal-tail gas falling back into the remnant." It continues: "This large discrepancy suggests that the nebula is a faint ionization echo excited by a mildly active nucleus that has declined by ~3 orders of magnitude over the past 20,000–200,000 years.

In many ways this nebula resembles the prototypical `Hanny's Voorwerp' near IC 2497, but its size is 3x smaller." NGC 7727, a similar galaxy in Aquarius. ESA homepage for the Hubble Space telescope Pictures and information on NGC 7252 Atoms for Peace galaxy at ESO Article about Atoms for Peace galaxy


POMIS Cup was kicked off 1987 in a bid to promote the standard of local football in Maldives. This is the only international soccer club tournament held in Maldives. Due to various reasons, Football Association of Maldives was not able to stage the tournament in the years of 2002 & 2004 to 2014. On 22 December 2014, Football Association of Maldives normalisation committee has decided to introduce POMIS Cup again and will start January 2015. In 2015, Maldives top. From 2016 onward, there will be four Maldivian teams to participate the tournament along with two foreign teams. On 19 January 2015, POMIS Cup committee have rebranded the President of Maldives Invitational Soccer Cup to the People of Maldives Invitational Soccer Cup. 1987: Renown Sports Club 0-0 Saunders SC 1988: York SC 5-4 New Radiant SC 1989: Victory Sports Club 4-3 Club Valencia 1990: Indian Youth Team 4-1 Victory Sports Club 1991: York FC 0-0 Dempo SC 1992: Club Valencia 2-1 Dempo SC 1993: Kerala SC 2-1 Victory Sports Club 1994: New Radiant SC 1-1 Colombo FC 1995: New Radiant SC 1-1 Victory Sports Club 1996: Club Valencia 3-2 Victory Sports Club 1997: New Radiant SC 3-2 Victory Sports Club 1998: Thailand U-19s 2-1 New Radiant SC 1999: Hurriyya SC 1-0 Victory Sports Club 2000: Hurriyya SC 1-1 Club Valencia 2001: Club Valencia 1-0 Victory Sports Club 2002 not held 2003: Mahindra United 3-1 Club Valencia 2004 to 2014 not held 2015: PDRM FA 5-4 Maziya S&RC 2016 to 2018 not held Maziya S&RC New Radiant SC PDRM FA Singapore LionsXII New Radiant SC Club Valencia York FC Hurriyya SC Renown Sports Club Victory Sports Club Indian Youth Team Kerala SC Thailand U-19s Mahindra United PDRM FA

Good Neighbour Council

The Good Neighbour Council was an Australian Commonwealth Government program launched in 1950 to win public acceptance of mass immigration of post-Second World War refugees and settlers by promoting rapid assimilation. State Good Neighbour Councils were formed to activate, encourage and co-ordinate the efforts of local church and community organisations in this role; the Good Neighbour movement was formally launched at the first Commonwealth Citizenship Convention in January, 1950. From their inauguration, the Councils influenced the Australian community towards a wider acceptance of the immigration programme and enlisted the community's support in the work of the integration of new settlers. There were Good Neighbour Councils in each State and Territory which enlisted the active support and co-operation of some 960 community agencies and thousands of Good Neighbour volunteers to assist in migrant integration; the Council itself became a focal point for the training of volunteers and for information and direct assistance to migrants, holding seminars on the recognition of qualifications and welfare entitlements.

The Council held art exhibitions and other events to celebrate ethnic origins and talents and prepared publications for settlers and volunteers. In 1950, Australian Government sponsorship of the Councils amounted to $16,000 with a staff of three, expenditure increasing in 1972 to $620,000 with a staff of 70; as well as head offices in each capital city, there were ten regional offices and five sub-offices established to bring the services available through the Good Neighbour Councils to areas of high migrant population. These offices were supported in their work by 2,187 branch members and 550 representatives of the Councils; the Council saw itself as distinctively Australian, stubbornly resisting meaningful migrant participation. Migrant groups and academics criticised this narrow assimilationist approach and alleged that the English-speaking staff failed to reach beyond British migrants; as the concept of multiculturalism replaced those of assimilation and integration, ethnic groups sought direct funding and on the recommendations of the Galbally report the Councils were abolished in 1978, though branches still continue in some states.

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