Thursday, February 24, 2011

Some Rather Nice Snapshots

Are you in the mood to be flabbergasted, stunned, flummoxed, astounded, and made to feel absolutely minute? Well, then, I have something for you. One of my friends introduced me to Astronomy Picture of the Day yesterday, so I pass it on. Note that the tab on the bottom of the page will take you to the archives, so you don't have to wait until tomorrow to further your exploration of the universe. A good many of the photos are, like today's shot, impossibly wonderful vistas that you just don't run across in your usual terrestrial wanderings, but there are some equally amazing ones that include the earth in the picture as well. This one was unexpected, and quite clever--it looks like something that should have appeared, in gold leaf, of course, in the margin of a Book of Hours.


Elizabeth in Alaska said...

Wow, those are so cool!

Molly said...

Aren't they, though? I think one could write an almost-epic on the poetic impact of the Greek-village-as-a-planet shot. . .but I'll just stare at the pictures and echo--"Wow!"