Monday, March 9, 2015

Spitzer image and insignificant AntZ

Spitzer Space Telescope Infrared image of the center of the Milky Way galaxy
Cropped out of the large NASA APOD image
Astronomic pictures naturally cause in us humans awe in front of something way bigger we can even comprehend. Such photos of Cosmos are in a healthy way also humiliating for us, the proud inhabitants of a planet rotating among one of the billion or so stars on its path around the gravitational center of Milky Way Galaxy.

In AntZ, the actor and philosopher Woody Allen expresses in classic way human feeling of insignificance when we face things of such magnitude in relation to ourselves that we find it difficult to grasp the scale of that reality.

"I feel so insignificant"
Woody Allen in AntZ

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