Even where scientific conclusions appear to contradict common sense (“something abstruse”) we may nevertheless recognize their validity. Moreover, we recognize that these descriptions are not provided as frivolous over-complications of reality, but as the result of close and careful study of that reality’s witness.
Tales of the moon’s creation abound in myth, legend, history and science. Given its conspicuous brightness and nearness, we should not be surprised that the moon has captured the imagination since the dawn of human consciousness.
What drives our desire to turn pixels into portraits, and to turn distant specks of light into new worlds? Why does there exist such a strong, inherent human desire to explore the unknown, to see a part of creation that we haven’t seen before?