Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Comfort of Wonders

When I'm feeling overwhelmed by life's demands (more often than I care to admit), I turn to nature's astronomical wonders for comfort (and sometimes the old comic books—but ignore that I said that).

The vast universe, as captured by the wonderous Hubble, is my narcotic.

This nebula, IRAS 05437+2502, is a floating mountain of interstellar dust, with some mysterious features still being worked out by astronomers. It looks a bit like I would imagine Mt Olympus to be. The spikes on the stars are artifacts of the photo process, but are oh, so gorgeous.


ToB said...

I agree; scientific studies of space and debates on space exploration place the world's problems in context. Sometimes that's comforting.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr.Buchanan for your collection of beautiful dreams!Greetings from Italy
Bruno B.