Since so many of us are house bound here in the states due to the wicked snow storms, I thought I would take you on a little trip, Up,UP, and Away. I found this to be amazing and thought you all might also. This trip is way cooler than anything you could be doing stuck inside because of the storms. Let me know if you enjoyed it.
The view downriver from my den window. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016
Friday 9 am from my balcony looking up river. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio 2016
Snowflakes falling. Taken from my third floor balcony at 2:00 am Friday morning. Photograph and copyright Barbara Mattio 2016
The American Museum of Natural History, in association with the Hayden Planetarium and the Rubin Museum of Art, has created a Digital Universe – a beautifully rendered graphic representation of the Universe as we have so far been able to discover it.
Watching this video made me think about all the things that divide human beings on Earth, and how truly petty they are. We are fighting wars and killing our planet, and we think that we have so much power; but when you compare us to the brilliance, the ordered chaos, the sheer beauty of the Universe and other Universes, the greediness, the hatred, the lack of compassion and lack of respect for life and the planet is so unimportant.
We are made of stardust. We are all as beautiful as the stars in any Universe.
The sun in our Universe
Our solar system