Surely, everyone has seen this new image that NASA released yesterday, right?

The Cosmic Cliffs and a Sea of Stars

One of the first images taken in space from the James Webb Space Telescope, this particular image was described as “cosmic cliffs and a sea of stars.” What we’re actually looking at are baby stars alongside a small part of the otherwise large Carina Nebula.

Getting a better look at the vastness and, frankly, unbelievably spectacular space beyond our home planet to me feels simultaneously scary and peaceful. It’s an alarming reminder of how tiny and remarkably insignificant we are in the grand scheme of the universe. But it’s also a reminder that life is a beautiful and rare wonder. One that we have yet to find out there elsewhere, but that I hope one day we will.

I don’t have much to share as far as my personal life goes with this update. I just needed to share this astounding beauty and tuck it away in the archives for posterity.

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