The wonders of space

“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of compounded Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”
— Carl Sagan

I had other plans for this today’s post which had been inspired by a drive to the shores of Lake Ontario yesterday, but life, compounded by a touch of laziness, interfered. So I’ll save that post for another day.

My thoughts otherwise, though,  have still been heavily on science, in general, and the awesomeness of the cosmos, in particular, particularly given the remarkable images that Cassini returned as it plunged through Saturn’s rings late last week.

The images above of Saturn taken by Cassini from 740,000 miles away was found on NASA’s JPL site at

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