Monday, May 9, 2011

Look to The Skies!

Dear Friends,

By my lights, this Universe is a pretty good operational definition of a miracle. It's amazing that anything exists, really. That the Universe gave us eyes to see It dancing, to have the senses to taste Her perfume on the breeze that graces our tender hides, to hear those songs on the wind, to feel the shadow of one of Her clouds or the creatures that She made to fly… to know without looking that we are not alone in Creation and feel compelled to gaze to the heavens and imagine… I am not a religious person, but  I do believe that somehow this place got put together pretty well just exactly perfect.

Check out this video for a preview of a real good show coming up in about ten days. You'll have to get up early (or stay up late) but if Nature cooperates and the sky is clear, it will be worth it. With nothing more than your outstretched arm and a thumbs up, you will see celestial mechanics in action and get a fresh perspective on where you live.

Res Ipsa Loquitur,


An image of Jupiter. The dark spot is the shadow of Europa, a small world that may well harbor an ocean below miles of ice. In that ocean, may be life.

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