The Unfolding

stargazer

If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years,  
how man would marvel and stare. -- Emerson

From my  patio in New Mexico - 

Our star the Sun sets, making the famous New Mexico twilight. 
And as the day quietens, the sky darkens and other things appear: 
first, the planets; next, the brightest stars; and then, as the air begins to cool, 
the sky turns deep velvet and countless stars and galaxies unfold.
This is not a sunrise, a moonrise, or even a planet rise - it is a galaxy rise:

A still more glorious dawn awaits -
Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise,
A morning filled with 400 billion suns:
The rising of the Milky Way. — Carl Sagan

 

— What do the stars have to tell us ? What have they seen ??
       —  these our starry companions through time and space? 

 —  Did they see the iron pounding in our blood forged in the stars before our sun? 
 —  Did they find lucky little Earth hiding in a quiet corner? 
 —  And did they see the cosmic winds 
         — wandering among the stars like sowers with bags of seeds
         — sprinkling down upon Earth the beginnings of life?

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Now we can proceed:

Next >> A Gate Opens and The Voyage Begins.

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Want Still MORE?: 
         This next video is spectacular.  It takes 35 minutes, but I promise it is worth your time.

Equiped with his five senses,
man explores the universe around him
and calls the adventure science.
             Edwin Hubble, Astronomer


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