Looking for some light reading? This Atlantic article might leave you with a case of “Galaxy Brain,” which is just as cool as it sounds. Here is a little sample:
“The experience (of looking at high-resolution photos of space) is like a miniature version of the “overview effect,” the mental shift that many astronauts have experienced after seeing Earth as it truly is, a gleaming planet suspended in dark nothingness, precious and precarious. Astronauts have put this feeling into some lovely words over the years, but few have described it as succinctly as the Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who saw Earth from the moon in 1971: “You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it.”
The rest of the article will take you about three minutes to read, and includes some amazing Hubble photos.

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