Saturday, August 20, 2011
The infinite scale of cosmic space can make any earthly concerns seem insignificant.
I came across this interactive program that lets you view the heavenly bodies from different perspectives & times.
There are alot of customizable options & it's fun to play around with.
An amazing tool like this makes me think about the tremendous effort by ancient civilizations to track the thousands of visible celestial bodies.
It's awe-inspiring that, over many generations, our ancestors were able to record, visualize, and predict the relative movements of the myriad stars & planets using their limited technologies.
Trying to understand the vast forces of nature makes us realize our small place in the world, which is itself just a speck in the cosmos.