Life, for ever dying to be born afresh, for ever young and eager, will presently stand upon this earth as upon a footstool, and stretch out its realm amidst the stars.
(Photographer unknown. Please let me know if you know.)
Thursday, July 31, 2008
On this day in 1969, Mariner 6
[Above: Not a ceiling fan.]
made a flyby of Mars and sent back photos like this one, to the delight of the astronomical world.
I know, right?
28 years later, the Mars Pathfinder mission gave us this image: