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Galaxy Gazing: Today’s Featured Scene

2013 August 12

Isn’t it odd – when we look at the stars they appear as specs in our sky, but is there anything else in our environment that can make us feel so small?

They say we’re made of stardust. Everything is. A recent issue of National Geographic taught us that the farther away we look, the more we learn about ourselves – and our own universe.

In the summertime it’s easier to stargaze. The outdoors calls. When s’mores and storytelling eventually quiet down, there’s that magical moment when you sit back and look up at those other possible worlds. Perhaps you find yourself wondering more about this one too.

Photograph of Mobius Arch & Milky Way

Mobius Arch & Milky Way, Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, by Cat Connor on Flickr, July 27, 2013.

Congratulations to Cat Conner for today’s picture, Mobius Arch & Milky Way – Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, CA July 27, 2013.

State of the Environment is open to pictures of our lives and planet as you see it. Each individual scene, will build the larger picture of our environment today. Photos taken from 2011 until the end of 2013 may be submitted to our group on Flickr. All levels of photography experience and skill are welcome.

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