"This whole world is wild at heart, and weird on top."
The things you pick up as you go.
M78: Featured on NASA’s official website Spring 2010 - the photo taken is what M78 looked like 1,600 years ago. The image projected was in this actual state in the year 400 AD, but since the light takes so long to get here, what we see with our eyes is actually from the past.
What a gorgeous mind-fuck.
The other evening, I did a barefoot hike up Deer’s Leap to watch the sun set. I didn’t see a single other soul until my way back down, when a porcupine (the first I’ve seen in my life,) and I stumbled upon each other 12 feet away as he was crossing the trail, and then I overtook a guy hiking the AT and was able to tell him he wasn’t that far from his night’s shelter.
It’s the little things.