Thursday, November 2, 2006

All the Marbles

Good morning ! Isn't that a spiffy pic ? This photograph of Earth (found in Wikipedia) was taken by the US spacecraft Apollo 17 at about 4:39 a.m. central time on 7 December 1972 -- about five hours after the spacecraft was launched. A beautiful photograph of Apollo 17 prior to launch may be found here.
To the Heavens above us
O look and behold
The Planets that love us
All harnessed in gold!
What chariots, what horses
Against us shall bide
While the Stars in their courses
Do fight on our side?
Rudyard Kipling "An Astrologer's Song."

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