I’ve been revising Caretaker in preparation for its publication later this year, and immersing myself in space has given me a new perspective on Earth.
I think it’s hard for us, walking around under the warmth of our sun, to understand the true immensity of space and its vast contrasts to what we know here on our planet. It isn’t until I’ve immersed myself in images and accounts of it (both first-hand accounts and theoretical accounts) that I begin to be able to imagine it myself.
New Horizon’s jaw-dropping flyby of Pluto this week was a great reminder of both the similarities and the differences between our world and what lies beyond our atmosphere.
Image Credit: NASA/APL/SwRI