On the Wonders of the Universe

Regular readers of this website picking it up off the various feed options may be unaware of a little feature of the blog — there’s a sidebar widget that shows the Astronomy Picture of the Day. It’s a nifty website where, in their words, “a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.”

Today’s image is of the Helix Nebula. Seven hundred light-years away, it’s like a giant angry eye staring back at us from deep space.

I don’t know about you, but I instantly think of The Mote in God’s Eye when I look at that picture.

I started writing science fiction because I wanted to visit places like that. Ah, the sensawunder. Makes me feel like a little kid again. 🙂

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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