Blows me away, Kid ...
Me too Mustang, and these examples are endless in our universe. This one is barely a pin prick on a picture of our own galaxy...
amazing...it's MY FRIEND FLICKA! :-)
Z, It's Exactly that - in one abstract or another. :-)
Trillions of Earths could fit inside the Horsehead Nebula. But how many Horsehead Nebulas could be left under Hillary's bed covers?
DaBlade, I think the pants of the hildebeast pant suit know no physical bounds. I think they could swallow up many horse heads and do little more than belch. No doubt the gates to hell are stuffed away in there and everything that enters is consumed such as with a black hole.
I think that whomever brings up the name of the pig in a pantsuit should have to perform 30 hours of community service.
Mustang. I am a warrior against evil. Therefore, I will accept 30 DAYS of community service as a result of my sound off alert concerning the beast. I hope the service consists of comforting single women.
So beautiful!The heavens show the glory of God.
AOW, The beauty and the limitlessness. I really do go with Carl Sagan's idea that the universe stretches to infinity in scale of size - nothing the largest, nothing the smallest. Think of the smallest number then subtract 1, Think of the largest number that could ever be, then add 1. Most of this stuff is what we can get a good image of so it is within our own galaxy, of which they say are billions of galaxies, but which are likely limitless in number.
Now imagine, in the context of space ... of the entire universe, how great God must be. And now think about that in terms of human kind on earth. We are puny creatures. That God grants us His mercy is equal to our amazement of the universe.
Mustang. We must retain some measure of value of ourselves for sanity purposes, but we are not even specks of dust on a spec of dust in the cosmic scale. Frankly, even though animals eat each other (because they have to), I think all of them look upon us and ask themselves (What the F are these things? What a pain they are, it will be so much nicer when they're gone. Except for the Veterinarians of course.)
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;And the firmament shows His handiwork.2 Day unto day utters speech,And night unto night reveals knowledge.3 There is no speech nor languageWhere their voice is not heard.
Ed, The Heavens Display the Glory of God. And just a glimpse. Is my impression. I think there is so much more beside what we have been able to see or estimate thus far. Not to be in conflict with those words.
It is beautiful and inspiring for sure. The more we stay focussed on The Sustaining Infinite, the unfathomable, unknowable mystery that is the true nature of Life (God), and the limitlessness of Unseen Reality, the less we are apt to fret over our itty bitty selves. After all what are we but the equivalent of sub-atomic particles on the vastness of the Universe? I get goose bumps thinking about it. Thanks for these reminders that there is so much more to Life than all the things that bother us now.
FT, That is the spirit of the big picture to a T, and why I like to remind myself of it often.
Whenever I'm down, I look up at the majesty of the universe. This is a perfect picture on which to dwell.
Cube, a new picture there everyday and an archive consisting of every picture they've posted on the site you go to when you click on the above picture.Obviously, I love the big picture and the opportunity to wonder beyond Earth's boundaries.
I need a bigger monitor...
Ed - Heh. Don't we all.
Kid, have you any ideas based on your knowledge of Astronomy what The Star of Bethlehem might have been, if it could be defined in scientific terms?
I tend to go with a supernova event caused by God of course. Why would God not use nature to accomplish things?
For that matter what do you suppose Ezekiel really saw when he said saw a "WHEEL" Way Up In The Middle of the Air?I'm impatient with over-zealous atheists who encourage us to dismiss the Holy bible as nothing but a "collection of fairy tales" dreamt up by ordinary venal men eager to find ways to assume power by instilling fear-based superstition their fellow tribesmen.I suspect the key to many ancient sources of mystery, fear and wonder night be found in expanding knowledge of Astronomy.Hey, MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I think you're right. What did he see? Maybe a galaxy, the Andromeda perhaps. Back in those days there was no air pollution of more importantly, light pollution. Imagine what you could see. Many were absolutely obsessed with the Heavens in those days - easy to understand why.
PS - Merry Christmas to all who know why they are.