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It’s not that everything needs to have substance, but when nothing does then you know we’re living in a bankrupt society, an artistically bankrupt society, and that’s not okay. I think there’s room for forms of entertainment that are very light and frivolous and fun, but when those forms of entertainment, forms of “art” if you will, become presented as something more than that, and are believed to be something more than that, then we’ve got a lot of problems.

—Davey Havok

The comet spun slowly, periodically lifting the pale jewel of Epsilon Eridani above Clavain’s horizon. The star was brighter than all the others in the sky, but it still looked like a star rather than a sun. He felt the immense chill of the empty space between himself and the star. It was a mere 100 AU distant — not even a scratch compared with interstellar distances, but it still caused him to shiver. He had never lost that mingled combination of awe and terror that welled up in him when confronted by the routinely huge distances of space.

Redemption Ark (Alastair Reynolds) (via novasolus)

/reblogged from novasolus. Nov 27, 2010 - 14:59 NOTES: 1
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But the amazing thing is that every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your right hand probably came from a different star than the ones in your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics. You’re all stardust. You couldn’t be here if the stars hadn’t exploded. /—/ So forget Jesus, the stars died so you could be here today.

Lawrence Krauss

Feb 19, 2010 - 18:41 NOTES: 9
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