The Beginning of All Things


In the beginning God created the sky and the earth. The earth was empty and had no form. Darkness covered the ocean, and God’s Spirit was moving over the water. Then God said, “Let there be light” and there was light. This was the first day. God created human beings in his image. In the image of God he created them.
Genesis 1: 1-5 & Genesis 1: 27

This is the story of the creation. The Beginning of The World. God first spoke four words. He made a sound with his voice and creation came into being. God’s voice is the best example of creative power. We have the power to create and shape our lives with the sound of our voices, the sounds which surround us, the music we listen to, we have a choice.

Sound has infinite creative power to sculpt our lives. Even down to the sounds of machines we buy, the tone and inclination of our own voices, the motive behind every word, a choice we can make.

THE EARTH FROM APOLLO 17

This historic picture was taken by the crew of Apollo 17 on its final mission home. The photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea to Antarctica’s South Pole region. Almost the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible.
Photo courtesy of NASA.
Supplied by Absolute Earth Ltd

THE ART OF MAKING STARS

There is no sound in space. Rho Ophiuchi might look like an abstract painting, but this splash of colours is in fact a busy star-forming complex. WISE, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Explorer captured the picturesque image of the region, which is one of the closest star-forming complexes to Earth.

The amazing variety of colours seen in this image represents different wavelengths of infrared light. The bright white nebula in the centre of the image is glowing due to heating from nearby stars, resulting in what is called an emission nebula. The same is true for most of the multi-hued gas prevalent throughout the entire image, including the bluish, bow-shaped feature near the bottom right. The bright red area in the bottom right is light from the star in the centre, Sigma Scorpii, that is reflected off of the dust surrounding it, creating what is called a reflection nebula. And the much darker areas scattered throughout the image are pockets of cool, dense gas that block out the background light, resulting in absorption (or 'dark') nebulae.

The bright pink objects just left of center are young stellar objects--baby stars just beginning to form. Many of them are still enveloped in their own tiny compact nebulae. Also seen in this image are some of the oldest stars in our Milky Way galaxy. The first cluster, M80, is on the far right edge of the image towards the top. The second, NGC 6144, is found close to the bottom edge near the centre. They both appear as small densely compacted groups of blue stars. Globular clusters such as these typically harbour some of the oldest stars known, some as old as 13 billion years born soon after the universe formed.,

Photo Courtesy of NASA / Picture Supplied by Absolute Earth