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We have a choice: we can enhance life and come to know the Universe that made us, or we can squander our 15-billion year heritage in meaningless self-destruction.

Carl Sagan, 1990

It was said 24 years ago, and same kind of thoughts have been spoken many times before through the history. Despite that, some politicians, drunk with power, don’t just realise which choice is better.

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A conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Pair with Carl Sagan on science and spirituality and a meditation on the subject from Alan Lightman. 

Neil’s message perfectly encapsulates the feeling of yugen, an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses tood eep and powerful for words.
Explore that feeling, and our place in the universe in this video:

jtotheizzoe:

via explore-blog:

A conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Pair with Carl Sagan on science and spirituality and a meditation on the subject from Alan Lightman

Neil’s message perfectly encapsulates the feeling of yugen, an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses tood eep and powerful for words.

Explore that feeling, and our place in the universe in this video:

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The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

In 1996, scientists took a huge risk when they pointed the Hubble telescope to an inky field that they believed to be void of stars and planets. As images from Hubble are in constant demand, the worry was that devoting so much time to a black space would prove futile. Once the photons finally registered, though, that leap of faith proved fruitful: light from over three thousand galaxies illuminated the image. A few years and missions later, Hubble’s glimpse into what is known as the deep field has revealed that we are just one tiny part of a vast system comprising 100 billion galaxies.

There are moments and experiences that you remember forever. They are signposts that paint a new road ahead of us, and tweak our rear-view mirror so that we may never see the past the same way again. Our lives are full of them: First loves, births, deaths, that one best meal.

Experiencing the Hubble Ultra Deep Field is one of those moments. Take a sec and truly internalize what you’re seeing. When you stare into an empty piece of the universe and find it overflowing with galaxies just like our own, and not like our own at all, stretching to the beginning of time itself … if you are alive in the least bit, you are forever changed. 

We are time travelers all.