Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How often do you look at the sky?

Some days ago, our Colombian friend, Andrea, take some pictures of the Torreon's sunset, personally, I rarely look at the sky, Why? I don't know, but some (not too many) years ago, when I was a boy-scout, I used to spend hours looking the stars when we were on camping...

It seems to be an special link between the mankind and the stars (the Universe), how the old cultures have such strong relation whit them, food, architecture and religion were influenciated by that shiny things in the sky.

How many books, poems, poetry and others have not been written when people were amazed by the vastness of space... ???

All we know the famous quote of Albert Einstein, Two things are infinite: the universe and the human stupidity...

Today mankind celebrates a milestone in their history, the first human space flight. In a way, 50 years have passed since Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes a legend; yes, hard to believe, but there's only 50 years of difference between that first spaceflight and the current NASA´s proyects are oriented first to trying to find extraterrestrial life, in a way to explain life on Earth; and in the other hand, looking for a possible candidate for a new home or resource. Last week Houston received the first pictures of Mercury taken from orbit after 6 years of MESSENGER's space travel and one month ago NASA discover six new planets candidates to support life on it.

Well, I'll try to remember to look at the stars, first never stop of get amazed things in life and never stop to think that I can achieve my goals.

1 comment:

Aldin said...

If so much happens in one day on earth, imagine all the events that occur around the universe =0.
On a side note, Einstein doubted that the universe was infinite; he did not have this doubt about human stupidity though.