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Across the Universe: Looking overhead — 2 Comments

  1. Amongst the first things I see when looking at the stars is perspective.

    At the atomic level, the universe is a endless swarm of particles madly dashing about, with atoms joining up into molecules which interact with still others – colliding, combining, and disintegrating.

    At the human level, we’re surrounded by birth, decay, and death, by all the sins depicted in The Inferno, and by heroic love.

    At the cosmic level, one observes an arena of exploding suns and colliding galaxies, not to mention the primordial Big Bang.

    But… from the perspective of God, I see a Great Peace, which comprehends (in both meanings of the word) all that it encompasses. And in the end, that’s the only perspective that counts.

    Perhaps that’s the “star” the Magi saw, 2000 years ago.

  2. Claudio Costa replied to one of your updates:
    From Claudio Costa:

    “Hi Guy,
    thanks for putting my picture of Orion and the Pleiades above the Schmidt dome into your last post on The Catholic Astronomer. It would have been worth to mention, in my opinion, that the picture was taken by my smartphone on a simple tripod: that means that today one can take pictures of the beauties in the sky by using a device which everyone as in his pocket…

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