Saturday, April 6, 2013

people died so we could know saturn

How often do you think of Saturn? I do. I think about it because it is stunning and beautiful and I can think beyond earth, outwards to my  solar neighborhood and I can bow to the heavens for real.

Think how we are one of the highest life forms and how we have grown to know more and more about our destiny..and if you'll allow me to say, the ridiculousness of territorial fighting and greed for gold and more gold..yes it is very special and made in dying stars and there is only a little of it in the Universe, but it still, it  is no way to treat your fellow human..by pounding him in to your religion and your belief in proper man made books.
Traditions, yes, real, no..
If we'd all just calm down and look at Saturn and his velocity, his grand masterness in our little neighborhood, we would be more in awe, more!
That little dot, if you can see it, on the left..that there is us, Earth..Om..to truth!
Look how we are immersed in light..Om to light!


In the Shadow of Saturn 
Image Credit: Cassini Imaging TeamSSIJPLESANASA
Explanation: In the shadow of Saturn, unexpected wonders appear. The robotic Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn drifted in giant planet's shadow for about 12 hours in 2006 and looked back toward the eclipsed Sun. Cassini saw a view unlike any other. First, the night side of Saturn is seen to be partly lit by light reflected from its own majestic ring system. Next, the rings themselves appear dark when silhouetted against Saturn, but quite bright when viewed away from Saturn, slightly scattering sunlight, in this exaggerated color image. Saturn's rings light up so much that new rings were discovered, although they are hard to see in the image. Seen in spectacular detail, however, is Saturn's E ring, the ring created by the newly discovered ice-fountains of the moon Enceladus and the outermost ring visible above. Far in the distance, at the left, just above the bright main rings, is the almost ignorable pale blue dot of Earth.
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110904.html

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