Today NASA came out with this super cool video of Venus-transit-shots. Scary in places. The sun!! It's a ginormous terrifying place of hell-fire, and little Venus just goes past, la la la, like there's nothing unusual at all. Or maybe Venus is like me, when I try to run up the driveway barefoot in August: ow ow ow ow ow ow whew glad I don't hafta do that for another 243 years. Venus is a closer neighbor of the sun though, so maybe it's more like hey Sun, how ya doin, hey look at that, the Earth is here too, whazzup?
Can you see little Venus? This made me so happy. Not as good as NASA's shots. But on the other hand it looks like Bart Simpson's eyeballs and that's worth something.
Oh man I played with this link for a long time this afternoon. It begins with a hummingbird's egg and goes sooooooooooo far in either direction. The scale of our universe is crazy.
Thanks to Hilary at The Smitten Image for giving this post a nice nod.