Thursday, October 12, 2006

It's In The Stars


DAILY QUOTES


The universe, as far as we can observe it, is a wonderful and immense engine.
~George Santayana

Why I came here, I know not; where I shall go it is useless to inquire -- in the midst of myriads of the living and the dead worlds, stars, systems, infinity, why should I be anxious about an atom?
~Lord Byron

To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
~Lao Tzu


THIS SHIT IS NANOS, N-A-N-O-S




1. HEAD TO TOE ~SEAN PAUL
2. BACK THAT AZZ UP ~JUVENILE
3. WE GOT THE BEAT ~TALIB KWELI W/ RES
4. SAY IT LOUD ~JAMES BROWN
5. IT WAS A GOOD DAY ~ICE CUBE
6. YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL ~JAMES BLUNT





IT'S IN THE STARS
I've always been fascinated by the stars, the heavens, the cosmos. I went to a summer sleep-away camp, far away form major cities, high up in the Catoctin mountains of Pennsylvania. The air was crisp, clean, cool in the night, and most of all clear and dark. The kind of dark you need to star gaze. Where no other ambient light disturbs the darkness above, allowing the strs to shine unfettered. One of my most favorite memories form that time was lying in a field w/ a semi-psuedo-girlfriend and both of us seeing 11 shooting stars. It was beautiful, the moment, the company the flashes of brilliance across the nights sky.
I'm no good with constellations, but can remeber a few that Buttman taught me. Casseopia to name one, for some reason it was his favorite. Whenever I have the opportunity away from the city lights i make a point to look for shooting stars or just gaze at the majesty of waht's "out there." One trip recentl out on JD's boat it was so dark and clear you could see why our galaxy is named the Milky Way. Creamy ribbons clouded the skies, but they were not couds, just the myriad of stars and space dust, space junk, whatever that gave our galaxy the name. Just knowing that "stuff" is out there, puts prespective on our size, importance, and how beautiful this universe is. Below are some pictures form the Hubble Telescope, these images are real, not paintings, not computer generated, this stuff exists. Amazing.



The Majestic Sombrero Galaxy (M104)

The Cat's Eye Nebula: Dying Star Creates Fantasy-like Sculpture of Gas and Dust


Star-Birth Clouds in M16: Stellar "Eggs" Emerge from Molecular Cloud

2 Comments:

At 1:58 PM, Blogger Ashburnite said...

cool pics.

are you going to HH tomorrow?

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger sammygeerock said...

Not sure, I'd love to go but I ahve to get up super early on Saturday.

 

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