Last week, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew by earth to get an assist from our gravity before it sped onward for a July 4th rendezvous with the king planet (Jupiter) in 2016. Several instruments were operating as it flew by, including a navigational camera designed to orient the spacecraft’s magnetic sensors through capturing images of faint stars. The camera collected the first video of our planet and our moon dancing around each other.
As I watched this morning, I couldn’t help but think of the bible verses spoken by the angels when Jesus arrived on our speck of dust. “May glory be given to God in the highest heaven, and may peace be given to those he is pleased with on earth!”
Merry Christmas Little Blue Dot. You are an amazing place to exist, and may peace truly come to your people.