Earth at night

Earth at night

Gotta love this!! 🙂

While we sleep, make love or get ready for work underneath, the International Space Station gently glides above our heads, with NASA cameras observing night on Earth.

I would have loved the day view too, but you probably can’t see much on that one, just sheer light.. watch the Aurora Australis shimmer past! Underneath there’s a list of landmarks you can observe at each pass.

Sagan to now…

Sagan to now...

I wonder what Sagan would say today… we are contracting our space explorations because the US economy has been squandered on futile wars while other nations take it up to dominate. We cannot look back with wonder, we can’t even control our own basic urges that are very quickly blowing up the precious ecosystem we have. That ‘vulnerable raw potential’ is surely being wasted, right now. ‘How perilous our infancy’ indeed and no, we certainly haven’t found our way. The next couple of generations will have the worst crisis to try to solve and the worst disasters to survive…

Sagan’s musings…