It is a truly sublime spectacle, when in the stillness of the night, in an un-clouded sky, the stars, like the world's choir, rise and set, and as if it were divide into two portions, - the one - belonging to the earth, is silent in the perfect stillness of the night; while the other alone comes forth in sublimity, pomp, and majesty.
|The realm of the sun|
|Giant dust clouds in space hold the chemical seeds |
of new stars and planetary systems
Wilhelm von Humboldt.