Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Continuous creation

" In commemoration of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope completing its 100,000th orbit in its 18th year of exploration and discovery, scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., have aimed Hubble to take a snapshot of a dazzling region of celestial birth and renewal. Hubble peered into a small portion of the nebula near the star cluster NGC 2074 (upper, left). The region is a firestorm of raw stellar creation, perhaps triggered by a nearby supernova explosion. It lies about 170,000 light-years away near the Tarantula nebula, one of the most active star-forming regions in our Local Group of galaxies. This representative colour image was taken on August 10, 2008, with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. Red shows emission from sulphur atoms, green from glowing hydrogen, and blue from glowing oxygen." (http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/)

The awesome picture of continuous creation blows one’s mind away. Hydrogen and Oxygen are the very constituents of water and water ultimately is the harbinger of life. This picture must instil in us a deep seated understanding of how infinitesimal we are in this creation yet empowered with such intelligence as to fathom the very depth of the infinite. Hence this intelligence can not an attribute nor be the creation of the finite but a blessing and gift from the infinite and timeless entity.

Love to you all

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