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Cherry blossom in bright spring
Peaceful dancing petals for pure elegant girl
Eternal dreamy mind smiles secretly
Vibrant spirit harmonizes with hopeful gentle heart
Gorgeous undying love shines by floral magic
via Cherry Blossom — Angelart Star
M42: Inside the Orion Nebula
and as for pink waterfalls…
M43: Orion Falls
Comet 12P Between Rosette and Cone Nebulas
Sandro Botticelli, Dante and Beatrice, n.d., The University of Texas, Austin
Light I beheld which as a river flowed,
Fulgid with splendour; and on either shore
The colours of a wondrous springtime showed.
And from the stream arose a glittering store
Of living sparks which, winging mid the blooms,
To rubies set in gold resemblance bore.
Dante, The Divine Comedy, Paradise, Canto XXX
Gustave Doré’s 1855 illustration for The Divine Comedy: ‘Rosa Celeste: Dante and Beatrice gaze upon the highest Heaven, The Empyrean’.
Neutrino associated with distant blazar jet
There is nothing in the world but matter in motion, and matter in motion cannot move otherwise than in space and time. Human conceptions of space and time are relative, but these relative conceptions go to compound absolute truth. These relative conceptions, in their development, move towards absolute truth and approach nearer and nearer to it. The mutability of human conceptions of space and time no more refutes the objective reality of space and time than the mutability of scientific knowledge of the structure and forms of matter in motion refutes the objective reality of the external world.
V.I.Lenin, Materialism and Empirio-criticism: Critical Comments on a Reactionary Philosophy, Progress Publishers, Moscow, 1975, 158