This Month's Top Story About Perspective
How are you? I hope you're doing well.
As we close the month, the wildest story I've recently came across is the photo you see below.
Although it may look like it was designed in Photoshop, it was actually captured by NASA’s latest telescope.
I bet you couldn't have missed those incredible visuals from two weeks ago.
After 20 years of hard planning, NASA revealed the first image from the James Webb Space Telescope.
Those rare visuals allowed the world to see for the very first time the most detailed view of how our universe looked like 13 billion years ago.
“Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We long to return,” Dr. Sagan said. Perhaps that’s why we feel so overcome staring at the ocean or looking at images of the cosmos.Telescopes allow us access to ancient time, to the earliest days of our story and to bigger questions that we’ve been asking since the beginning of human history: How? Why? Are we alone?
I was quite mesmerized staring at this photo.
Are these rolling mountains? Golden brown clouds? What life forms existed so long ago? More primitive or smarter? Did any life forms exist at all? What's the deal with all these shimmering stars?
And then in a mental split-screen I look at our tiny planet, roughed up by wars, climate change, pandemic, social polarization, and inflation - quite a hefty list of man made dragons.
At this rate, any ideas how our planet will look like 13 billion years from now?