Saturday, January 13, 2018

"ES IST ICH" — "To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle." — George Orwell

From the Daily Mail:

"At first glance, it looks uncannily like an image of the human brain. But in fact, this is the death of one of the first stars in our Universe. Researchers say the death throes of these early stars were unique as they exploded as supernovae and burned completely, leaving no black hole behind, but instead spewing out chemical elements into space that eventually formed our Universe. This image is a slice through the interior of a supermassive star of 55,500 solar masses. It shows the inner helium core in which nuclear burning is converting helium to oxygen, powering various fluid instabilities, which form the swirling lines. This 'snapshot' from a simulation shows one moment a day after the onset of the explosion, when the radius of the outer circle would be slightly larger than that of the orbit of the Earth around the Sun."


A billion stars go spinning through the night,
Blazing high above your head.
But in you is the presence that
Will be, when all the stars are dead.

                 — Rainer Maria Rilke

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last."  — Revelation 22:13

"Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."  — Matthew 28:20