The Blues

There’s so little in the world that manages to take my breath away. Many things I find beautiful, many things inspire awe, but little that takes the breath away.

I was listening to Bach’s Violin Concerto in A when I clicked on a link in my NASA Science News talking about a spacecraft heading to Mercury was currently swinging by Venus and would zap a laser into the clouds of Earth’s “Evil Twin”.

Evil twin…hmmmm. And to think Venus was once goddess of love and beauty, I was thinking as I clicked the link, the concerto playing, and this came up…

Credit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA

For some reason, it did take my breath away. Just a moment. But it managed it.

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Juli Kearns

Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press".

4 thoughts on “The Blues”

  1. Ahhh, Venusians. I knew Venutians didn’t look right. I was just happy I didn’t type “Venetians”, which my hands tried to do a couple of times.

  2. For some reason I always hear Leonard Nimoy saying “Venusian” and I know immediately how to spell it. I dont’ know why I always hear Leonard Nimoy saying “Venusian”…

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