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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Sept 15, 2004 15:28:16 GMT -6
As a child, I often remarked on how similar both a hurricane and a galaxy had comparable structure and features.
The first image looks very much like a spacecraft hovering above a distant galaxy.
Segmented spiral arms, central depression, definite outer boundaries. Perhaps galaxies are a temporary phenomenon - Space strorms....and will dissipate, taking civilizations along with it, flinging what it accumulated during it's life back into the vastness of cold space...or maybe not.
Thanks to Ripps for directing us to the ISS image.
My mind wanders a bit as well.
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