Thursday, August 09, 2012
In light of the recent landing on the "Red Planet" by NASA's Mars rover "Curiosity", I took time to ponder space exploration. It truly is amazing that we actually have a man-made machine roaming around another planet at this moment. Really think about that. It should blow your mind. Considering that man just learned how to fly machines with wings a little over 100 years ago and then figured out how to get into outer space barely 50 years after that.
To look up at the night sky and gaze at the Moon; how could you ever even dream that man could someday travel to it? But, we as a human race, did just that. It's hard to imagine how awesome that must have been to walk on the surface of something that was always impossibly out of reach throughout history. It truly was, "One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." The last 100 years have been a giant leap. We went from horse and buggies to iPads, people!
So just think, we have a machine exploring Mars right now. How amazing is that?
Speaking of the Moon, my Dad captured a great image of it earlier this year. Click here to check it out. Be sure to click on the image to view it larger to see some great detail that you normally can't with the naked eye.
The image above looks kind of intergalactic, doesn't it? Any idea what it is? Go to the comments section of this post to find out.