Space! It’s beautiful. It’s mysterious. It’s full of light despite it’s apparent darkness. It’s a lot like us or we ‘re a lot like it and maybe we’re one in the same…
So take some illusory time to see some of these groovy images. And remember to give love to outer space for…. well… giving Planet Earth some space…
Image Credit: Mathias Herheim
“It is humanities destiny to explore the universe. When we start thinking and working on that cosmic level, we will transcend our parochial differences and tribal natures and become global creatures, solar system creatures. Then we will figure out where we fit in.”
―Story Musgrave, veteran of six shuttle missions.
“From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.’”
―Edgar Mitchel, Apollo 14 Astronaut. People Magazine April, 1974
(↑” Dusty Death of a Star” (Nasa)↑)
“As an object approaches the speed of light, its mass rises ever more quickly, so it takes more and more energy to speed it up further. It can in fact never reach the speed of light, because by then its mass would have become infinite, and by the equivalence of mass and energy, it would have taken an infinite amount of energy to get it there. For this reason, any normal object is forever confined by relativity to move at speeds slower than the speed of light.”
― Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time
“Teach me your mood,
O patient stars.
Who climb each night,
the ancient sky.
leaving on space no shade, no scars,
no trace of age, no fear to die.”
―Ralph Waldo Emerson, the poet.
“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
―Albert Einstein (Stanford)
How beautiful is NASA’s collection of photos?