Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Many moons and wonders

Till rising and gliding out, I wander’d off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.

But these photos show us things that can't be seen with the unaided eye. Like Titan and Rhea, two moons of Saturn:


Titus and Rhea


Click on the photo to see more amazing images from space. If unlike Whitman you'd like to know what each one is there's an explanation on every page.

Earth feels precious and improbable to me, after I look at these.

6 comments:

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous pictures! Enjoy the wonderful day, Kellie xx

Claire said...

That photo is brilliant. I find it comforting that human kind is such a tenuous miracle.

Thank you so much for your kind words the other day. I am feeling much better, and your wisdom was well received. How silly is it that I forget to breathe? Sometimes at the end of the day I find myself panting and it's not from exercise, it's just because while I'm doing all my jobs I forget the very basics, like breathing, eating and drinking water. At least I've got bathing down :)
*Happy New Year*

naida said...

breathaking and amazing!!
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Lucy said...

Fabulous images, thanks.

patteran said...

So beautiful.

Relyn said...

This is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing it.