Friday, July 02, 2004

to saturn

cassini has made it to saturn. after studying the ringed planet, it's onto some of its many moons. there was a time when this story would have risen above all the crap we usually cover and lead the news. unfortunately, we have lost our love affair with exploration. The world, for the most part, is known. there are no more continents to discover, no lost cities of gold. space, though, represents a practically untapped arena to reach out and discover. will the world care about taking a larger step into space without pressing reasons forcing them to? i do not know. i hope we realize that exploration is its own reward. and yet every time we have ventured into the great unknown we have found riches beyond what we could have hoped for.

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