Cosmic Home

🇧🇷 🇪🇸 🇮🇹 This is home. As seen from Mars, after sunset. There is a little rover with a camera on Mars — humans sent it, and it took this photograph of all of us, 160 millions kilometers away. We all are the “evening star” in someone else’s sky. We all are just a tiny tinyContinue reading “Cosmic Home”

Cosmic eyes

🇪🇸 🇧🇷 🇮🇹 “Little” Cosmic Eyes: the difference a century of human advance can make. The barred spiral galaxy NGC 1398 as seen from Earth: today (ESO telescopes, photo on the left) and about 100 years ago (Telescope of the Palomar Observatory, photo on the right). The photons arriving on Earth are the same; weContinue reading “Cosmic eyes”

Lettera agli Italiani

…che io amo,e che io detesto così come amo e detesto me, Italiana, come la pizza, Margherita. Sono un’Italiana che osserva l’Italia da fuori da circa dieci anni. Non ho mai smesso di osservarla, e solo da fuori ho iniziato un pochino a capirla — perché finalmente potevo vederla. Le cose si vedono per interoContinue reading “Lettera agli Italiani”

Giordano Bruno, Free Thinker

🇧🇷 🇮🇹 🇪🇸 17 February 1600, Campo de’ Fiori, Rome, planet Earth. Giordano Bruno is burned alive by the Authority of the time (specifically, the Holy Inquisition) for refusing abjuration of his heretical ideas, in particular: that our planet Earth was not unique; that other worlds similar to ours existed, around stars similar to ourContinue reading “Giordano Bruno, Free Thinker”