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God and Burning Goats

Should I, Who apparently created the fifty billion galaxies, each with two hundred billion stars, rejoice in the smell of burning goat flesh?

Reverently burgled from I Am your God

NASA Photo 071009

Click on the image to see it full sized – it is worth it. I rate it 4.8 on the 5 point “WOW” scale

Aurora, Stars, Meteor, Lake, Alaska
Credit & Copyright: Bud Kuenzli

Explanation: Sometimes, after your eyes adapt to the dark, a spectacular sky appears. In this case, a picturesque lake lies in front of you, beautiful green aurora flap high above you, brilliant stars shine far in the distance, and, for a brief moment, a bright meteor streaks by. This digitally fused breathtaking panorama was captured late last month across one of the Chena Lakes in North Pole, Alaska, USA, and includes the Pleiades open cluster of stars on the image right. The shot is unusual not only for the many wonders it has captured simultaneously, but because lakes this far north tend to freeze and become non-reflecting before a sky this dark can be photographed.