Tuesday, August 14, 2007

238)Another remarkable picture by the NASA website of a clear night sky.

The NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day website put up this remarkable picture today of the night sky as seen against the backdrop of the Grand Teton mountain range, part of the northern Rocky Mountains. This is particularly pleasing for me personally because I just drove by this mountain range during my travels in recent days:


Clearly seen in this picture are the Milky Way in the vertical plain, planet Jupiter, star Arcturus and the famous Big Dipper grouping of stars. I blogged about the Big Dipper here:


The Arabic names of the stars in the above post speaks to a time many centuries ago during the Islamic Golden Age when Astronomy was ascendant.

In Winnipeg, Manitoba on the way home to Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Islam, eminently logical, placing the greatest emphasis on knowledge, purports to understand God's creation:Aga Khan 4(2006)
The God of the Quran is the One whose Ayats(Signs) are the Universe in which we live, move and have our being:Aga Khan 3(1952)
Our interpretation of Islam places enormous value on knowledge. Knowledge is the reflection of faith if it is used properly. Seek out that knowledge and use it properly:Aga Khan 4(2005)
All human beings, by their nature, desire to know(Aristotle, The Metaphysics, a few hundred years BC)