Wednesday Wonderment: The Andromeda Galaxy

Wednesday Wonderment: The Andromeda Galaxy

Looking at the universe is awesome. I don’t mean that in the 80’s sort of “Dude, that’s awesome!” sense. I mean it in the original sense of “an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like.”

That’s not our galaxy in the picture, but it’s similar to our own. Imagine if it was the Milky Way–our entire giant solar system is a tiny speck on the edge of our galaxy. If that doesn’t make you feel small, you’re not paying attention.

Some folks see images like this and call it the face of God. I’m not religious, but I get where they’re coming from.–how do you look at that and not see majesty?

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About Michael Johnston

Father of a third grader, high school English teacher, writer. Forty-three years old and feeling almost every bit of it on some days, and not a bit of it on others. Based in Sacramento, California, USA
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