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Like many personal blogs of its era, this blog is moribund, a casualty of what we might call "the Facebook effect." However, as of late 2015, two things are clear: (1) The Indie Web is a thing, and (2) the re-decentralization of the web is a thing. So who knows? 2016 2017 (!) could be the year this blog rises from its own ashes. Stay tuned!

Sunday, 11 May 2003
The latest pictures from Hubble astound me. I do not understand how professional astronomers keep from breaking down from time to time, just plain weeping over the sheer vastness of that which they study. It’s staggering how much is out there, and how far away it is, and how old it is. And how small we are in relation to it all (in this life, anyway).
posted to /misc at 5:11pm :: 1 response



John had this to say (06/09/2003 14:18:12):
Don't know if someone will read down this far but there's another blog entry someone wrote that sort of goes along with the title of this journal entry -- not being able to conceive how tiny we are...

http://foreverlad.diaryland.com/quintillion.html

Good reading.

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