The stars formed an unchanging backdrop for ancient Man, leading to myths that persisted for thousands of years. Man's creativity and need to explain things led to astronomical observations and the eventual rise of science which could explain how Nature really works. The fact that we are the only creatures that look at the stars and ask why, sets us apart. We are the result of a fourteen billion year journey for the universe to understand itself. (Image via #cosmos)

March 17th, 2014 by Null Session ·