More wise thoughts from Parker Palmer this week on "sharing our loves and doubts" and this powerful poem by Yehuda Amichai.

After reading about my faux pas last week, he graciously offered me a bit of humorous counsel (on Facebook, no less):

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Quotations from Carl Sagan and rainbows in oil puddles are only the tip of the iceberg with this show. Visual notes to help you find ways in and remember.

Our interview with Natalie Batalha resulted in a wonderful set of time-shift tweets. We compile them for your pleasure.

A mission scientist with NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, Natalie Batalha hunts for exoplanets — Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system that might harbor life. She speaks about unexpected connections between things like love and dark energy, science and gratitude, and how "exploring the heavens" brings the beauty of the cosmos and the exuberance of scientific discovery closer to us all.

A marvelous way to take in the depths of a sister planet teaming with lesson for Earth.

Comments from two cosmologists and NASA's images from a refurbished Hubble.