Tag: Astronomy

The Far Reach of Your Legacy

I have to admit, I’m a total sucker for images like this one captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. I bet it captures your attention, too! If you’re like most people, including me, it’s not just the psychedelic beauty of what NASA has identified as a “veil nebula” that grabs your attention. It’s also knowing that this crystal clear image reaches us from billions of miles away, and that the celestial debris captured for us to view is actually from a supernova explosion in the Cygnus constellation 8,000 years ago! Not to......

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Looking Up, and Looking In

One recent night, a friend reminded me that the Perseid meteors were going to be visible. Late that evening, we turned off all our lights, went outside and lay on our backs on the deck. I knew it would take a while for my eyes to adjust. From the moment I looked up at the heavens, I was awestruck by the sheer number of stars. I thought: Even if I don’t see any meteors, it’s enough, because this is so beautiful! And then I saw one streak across the sky. I know......

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