Thursday, March 31, 2011
I've always been fascinated with Astronomy and in fact I sometimes enjoy breaking out the family telescope. On a clear night when company has come over and joined me on the back patio I will sometimes set up that telescope, occasionally allowing guests to see their first view of the moon through the lens, shadowed craters and debris fields visible.
There's something about a dead planet or our own moon that makes the creation of this earth come alive for me. Earth is a living planet for many reasons. Water, atmosphere, the perfect rotation balanced by the perfect moon the exact distance from a perfectly energized sun. While there are many coincidences in this world- our world is not one.
As Messenger and other satellites like it continue on their journeys, taking amazing pictures of lifeless planets, let's celebrate our own vibrant and living planet- always thankful of the perfect one who created her.