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Aurora Borealis

I am terribly sorry about that last movie post. I had no idea it was a private one. Anyhow! Geeks are sexy has a very nice mailing list I follow, and today there was a truly stunning post. Still images taken by NASA astronaut Don Pettit, put in sequence to make a movie. It is beautiful, mind blowing and breathtaking.

Enjoy one of the great wonders of the world!

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.
~ Ptolemy, c. 150 CE ~

With every passing hour our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster 13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress.
~ Ransom K. Ferm ~