The beauty of the universe is truly amazing. I was looking at some photographs from NASA’s archives and saw this beautiful one of Saturn:


Of course Saturn has always held a special place for astronomers since the first sighting of its magnificent rings. There are many other things in the cosmos– moons, stars, nebulae, entire galaxies– that are both mesmerizing and mysterious. I love it.

Those objects are out there, they exist, but it is our joy of seeing them, knowing them, understanding them, that makes this such a noble endeavor. And when we see them for the first time, let the light that has traveled so unimaginably far enter our eyes, we too become part of what we study.

Ad aspera ad infinitum.

— Chris Arnade