Friday, August 5, 2011

Muse of the Week: Jupiter

I suppose some might accuse NASA of frivolity, but in my opinion it's nice to see that someone in this all-too-gloomy world can still have a bit of fun:

Lego figures to Jupiter on Juno spacecraft.

[Credit: Christian Science Monitor; click on caption for full story]

We are sadly bereft these days of larger missions and idealistic ventures, so preoccupied with fighting the "other" that we often fail to dream. If even one little kid sees Jupiter, Juno and ol' Galileo and decides she lives in a world of possibilities, this planet becomes a better place.

(Juno, by the way, is holding a magnifying glass and not a frying pan, as it first appeared to my eye. :-) )

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