Originally Posted by EmmaG
Not to mention the incredible genius it took to get someone up there to take those images.
Exactly! That is the artistry, the talent I meant.

When I first saw that image, I was moved to tears by the shear power of it. No words to describe that incredible feeling of awe - like Jody Foster in Contact, where she says "No words!... No words to describe it!...They should have sent a poet!"

If it is the purpose if great art to inspire in us that recognition and appreciation of the beauty and truth of the creation about us, then this image was for me - and very possibly for many others - art of unsurpassed quality and depth, even if it was only a stream of electromagnetic pulses emanating from a point a quarter-million miles away from us.


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