Though it is quite a daunting feat for humanity to do, the actual concept of humans venturing out into space to mine resources is cool enough, but it also tells the story of a species who has left the safety of their planet to gain that connection with the rest of the cosmos.
This limited way of participating in the Universe is absolutely amazing!
Question for later if someone can get to it: This is regarding the upcoming eclipse on the 20th. Anyone going to West Texas or New Mexico area to view it? Or if you know of any gathering in that general area I could go to, please let me know.
+Emily Lakdawalla Thank you for sharing your trick! Now I'm completely engrossed and distracted by such amazing photos. I need to share these with my 5yo son since he is absolutely in LOVE with Saturn and its moons right now.
I know astrophysicists are a bit miffed about the way this turned out... Emily said the fact that NASA canceled its plans for a Europa orbiter may have contributed to the ESA's decision to favor JUICE.