Saturday, April 11, 2009

Impermanence

The Helix Nebula - one of brightest and closest planetary nebulae. Isn't it beautiful? I'm a sucker for a bright ball of gas.
It boggles the mind to think that our sun will one day run out of fuel and look like this before going on to become a white dwarf.
Note to self: We are all just exchanges of energy;
truly nothing is permanent.

5 comments:

PurpleClover said...

i totally share your love for space. i almost changed by blog template to a space theme but it was going to delete all my widgets. Fidget!

I'll just check out space.com's latest pics of the day/week!

Little Ms J said...

Goodness. I just came by to tell you that I recognized you for a silly little blog award on my page and now I'm pondering my purpose in life and how the world will look to future generations. Deep, Christy. Real deep.

Shelli said...

i totally agree.

Anonymous said...

Love is permanent. Happy Easter!
Mom

Wyman Stewart said...

Seems I read somewhere this nebula is sometimes called the Eye of God or maybe just the Eye. Too early for me to remember. Thanks for posting this.