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Great Headline Greets The World

April 10, 2019

It feels downright awesome to wake up to a headline on the radio that is uplifting and energizing.  On WGN (AM 720) I smiled upon hearing that scientists have captured the first image of a black hole.

In the midst of all the rancor and loud voices who are out-shouted by all the louder voices, let us take a moment to ponder the news.  And also thank those who use their creativity, focused grit and perseverance, work many late nights and early mornings so to take humanity to places we have never been before.  I sincerely respect people like that.   The ones who made the headline today possible are heroes.

In the midst of all the bombast that will surround events of the nation and world today it is important to stop and just marvel at what has occurred.

What the picture shows is a a black hole, a cosmic abyss so deep and dense that not even light can escape it.  That alone is hard to fathom and contemplate.   The image comes from some 55 million light-years away from Earth.  With perhaps the best summation of the photo The New York Times wrote, “It is a smoke ring framing a one-way portal to eternity.”

So take some time to sit back, pull the plug on your devices, and ponder the enormity of what has happened today, and then reflect over how little we know about all that surrounds our planet.

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