Friday, September 18, 2009

Once Upon A Time Impossible

This picture was taken by Dave during the last full moon. He has a good, no great camera. Have you ever wondered what people thought of the moon in generations past? People laughed when it was proposed that man might walk on the moon. Then they actually did. Of course, there are those skeptics who believe that the whole thing was faked. If everyone thought as a skeptic does, our feet would still be stuck to this planet alone forever. I believe we have been to the moon and will go beyond. But then, I believe in ghosts, too. I believe this existence has endless possibilities.
I can remember when I was a teenager, I wrote a book. A whole book. I did at one time want to be a writer, though I later learned I didn't have the patience for it. It's the detail I can't get right. Any way, I wrote this book about two kids who came from the planet Pluto. And I remember thinking how there was nothing but blackness beyond Pluto. We didn't know what was out there, and I honestly thought we wouldn't even in my life time. Then they made the Hubble Telescope, pictured above. It was launched in 1990 and is a satellite that orbits earth. Every 97 minutes, Hubble completes an orbit around the planet moving at speeds of 5 miles per second. It could travel across the United States in about 10 minutes. Wow!

Without it we would not have images like this.


Images like this stun the imagination like no other. Hubble is one of NASA's most successful missions. Beaming thousands of images back to Earth, we now have a better idea of what is out there. We also know about the existence of quasars, dark energy, and we have been able to pin a more precise age on the solar system than we had before.


If you would like more information on these or other pictures from Hubble, please check out this link: http://hubblesite.org/
Please keep in mind that the scenes here were not even imagined 100 years ago. Nor was walking on the moon. Something is out there in the stars that we are better understanding every day. The same is true with the Paranormal. Ghosts are,at this time unexplained, though we know something is there. (Except for skeptics who think we are it. I am so sad for you!) Maybe 100 years from now we will look back and laugh at our own ignorance, having discovered there really is something out there on the inside too.




1 comment:

Autumnforest said...

Great point!
I have no doubt that we'll have an answer to the "haunting" question probably within our lifetime thanks to some great advances in quantum physics. It'll be hard to believe people used to hold seances or use Ouija boards once they realize what's at work and how it works and how to communicate with it. It'll be like how we feel when we think about leaching patients to cure them. Barbaric!