It’s always nice to hear good Space News. :)
i learned a while ago that the whole “most of the stars we see in the sky are actually already dead because they’re so far away that we’re seeing them as they were thousands of years ago” thing is a myth because stars live so long that it’s unlikely many, if any, of them have burned out yet, but i’m still glad that myth exists because there’s just something about the thought of the sky as a graveyard of stars that gets to me
It’s interesting because one day that will be true for some people in some planet out there, but we are so young, the universe is so young, that we live in a time when we get to see more stars born than we ever will see die. There’s poetry in looking up and seeing a star graveyard, but I think there’s also poetry in looking up and seeing a star nursery.
Like, momento mori but also momento vivere
update on the adventures of sherlock holmes and dr. watson on mars!!
shit man this got me emotional
NASA’s Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet by James Webb Space Telescope
I’ve made no secret of my feelings about millionaires and billionaires who hoard their wealth rather than using it to help people in need. I’ve also made no secret of my feelings about space travel in this, the 21st century, but in case you missed it, I think it is a complete and total waste […]What A Tragic Waste!!! — Filosofa’s Word
There is a part of me that still hopes, perhaps in some very far-off future humanity as a whole may have access to space. We’ll be able to fix the planet we live on and then (peacefully) take what we learned and head off to see what’s out there.
Jeff Bezos et al have alas disqualified themselves many times over from the phrase “humanity as a whole.”
Farewell, Michael Collins (center).
Apollo 11 launch, July 16, 1969.