May 28, 2009

A LOT Of Dust

It's astronomy time, folks! I become extremely nerdy and excited whenever I read an article on space or find a stunning picture like the National Geographic shot above that features a nearby supernova (the closest in five years). The ring of debris reaches over 25 million miles in width, a measurement that really baffles me. I find it quite humbling to know that this vast maelstrom exists outside our minute world. Incredible that our daily existence seems so large and important when just outside our door lies a massiveness barely tangible to humanity.

Image can be found here.

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