Saturday, December 27, 2008

Maybe It's Me

But does anybody else look at this pic from the Astronomy Picture of the Day blog and think of Madeleine L'Engle's Echthroi? No? How 'bout this one?

I am assured that the dark splodges are caused by the presence of something (dust and molecular gas) rather than the absence of things. Still. Yikes.


Anonymous said...

Creeeeeepy. The darkness looks more like shadow/clouds than a rip in the galaxy, but wasn't that how L'Engle referred to certain planets, as "shadowed"?

Bibliovore said...

Yes (although the first one looked pretty rippy to me). Erp! The Guvmint is keeping stuff from us, I tells ya!