On my tombstone please write “Not appreciating my puns when I was alive was a grave mistake”
"Look back again at the pale blue dot of the preceding chapter. Take a good long look at it. Stare at the dot for any length of time and then try to convince yourself that God created the whole Universe for one of the 10 million or so species of life that inhabit that speck of dust. Now take it a step further: Imagine that everything was made just for a single shade of that species, or gender, or ethnic or religious subdivision. If this doesn’t strike you as unlikely, pick another dot. Imagine it to be inhabited by a different form of intelligent life. They, too, cherish the notion of a God who has created everything for their benefit. How seriously do you take their claim?"
- Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Astrophotography from 1908 — 1919
These images were taken about 100 years ago. I can’t even describe how much respect I have for early astronomers.
Image courtesy: Yerkes Observatory, Royal Observatory of Greenwich, Mount Wilson Observatory
"Silverstein in Moscow," an original illustration by Shel Silverstein from Playboy, March 1958.
this show is gold