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Impossible: My SUV Can Affect This Violent Universe

 AP/NRAO, Bill Saxton

An artist’s impression of Smith’s Cloud as it approaches our own Milky Way Galaxy, which it will hit in approximately 40 million years. Credit to AP

WASHINGTON — The deeper astronomers gaze into the cosmos, the more they find it’s a bizarre and violent universe.

The research findings from this week’s annual meeting of U.S. astronomers range from blue orphaned baby stars to menacing “rogue” black holes that roam our galaxy, devouring any planets unlucky enough to be within their limited reach.

“It’s an odd universe we live in,” said Vanderbilt University astronomer Kelly Holley-Bockelmann.

This is the glory of the universe,” added J. Craig Wheeler, president of the astronomy association. “What is odd and what is normal is changing.”

More here.

How is it possible to think my driving an SUV, or you flying a plane, could affect in any perceptible way the global tension within our universe?…and how in the world (or out of the world) did this become a political issue? Beats me!

Young star HD 61005, dubbed ‘The Moth,’ whose shape is produced by starlight scattering off dust.


My devotional blog is here.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

One reply on “Impossible: My SUV Can Affect This Violent Universe”

Pretty interesting stuff. I’m sure my husband would have lots to comment about as he loves astronomy and can just look up in the sky and point out constellations, stars, planets, etc. As for me, well, the Bible says the heavens declare the glory of the Lord, and that’s good enough for me.

Well, Karen, that’s a pretty good thing to agree on. Be well.


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