Calming view of a conjunction versus the chaos of the cosmos — and everyday life

The recent conjunction of the moon and Venus was a serene view. But the release of a new image of the center of our Milky Way Galaxy shows how wildly chaotic the universe is in places. Together, they remind us of the fragility of everyday life.
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Joe Bauman, a former Deseret News science reporter, writes an astronomy blog at the-nightly-news.com and is an avid amateur astronomer. His email is [email protected]