Infinity Imagined
Multicellular Organic
Neural Network
Lives in Nitrogen-Oxygen Atmosphere
270 K - 300 K
Eats, Breathes, Thinks, Creates
Thus you can throw yourself flat on the ground, stretched upon Mother Earth, with the certain conviction that you are one with her and she with you. You are as firmly established, as invulnerable as she, indeed a thousand times firmer and more invulnerable. As surely as she will engulf you tomorrow, so surely will she bring you forth anew to new striving and suffering. And not merely ‘some day’: now, today, every day she is bringing you forth not once but thousands upon thousands of times, just as every day she engulfs you a thousand times over. For eternally and always there is only now, one and the same now; the present is the only thing that has no end.

The theme this week is moonrises and moonsets from the ISS; this one’s from Expedition 30.  When light from the bottom of the moon passes through thicker atmosphere than light from the top of the moon, the former gets refracted more.  The light from the bottom of the moon therefore appears to come from higher up than it really did, making the moon look squished.  (Mission-roll-frame ISS030-E-46691ff.)

Attached to the “robot arm” the Hubble Space Telescope is unberthed and lifted up into the sunlight during this the second servicing mission designated HST SM-02.

Leasat F1, deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery, 10 November 1984, during STS-51-A.  (Mission-roll-frame STS51A-34-44ff.)

The Space Shuttle Atlantis, docked to the Mir Space Station during STS-71, 2 July 1995.  (Mission-roll-frame STS071-741-3ff.)
The sky calls to us. If we do not destroy ourselves, we will one day venture to the stars.
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