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A NASA website again recognizes Jimmy Walker's astrophotography

By John Strege

Jimmy Walker is now a star in his own right, a member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team and No. 19 in the World Ranking, but he continues to receive recognition for his photographs of stars

For the third time, Walker, an accomplished astrophotographer, has had one of his photos selected as NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, shown here.

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Here is the website’s description of the image: “These clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus…The pretty blue petals of the Iris Nebula span about six light-years.”

Related: Star gazer

A three-foot putt seems rather insignificant in the context of light years.

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