Morning is due to all –
To some – the Night –
To an imperial few –
The Auroral Light –

Il Mattino spetta a tutti –
Ad alcuni – la Notte –
A un’imperiale esiguità –
La Luce dell’Aurora –

Morning is due to all — Emily Dickinson, 1577
Sunrise view at the International Space Station
Image Credit: NASA




Too anxious to wait for the official processed image, employees from the Voyager Telecommunications Section at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, attached digital image data into numbers printed on strips of paper side by side to a display panel and hand coloured their numbers, like a paint-by-numbers picture. 
The completed image was framed and presented to JPL director,
providing the first close-range image of Mars.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Dan Goods
Space probe Mariner 4, July 15th 1965. 

Twinkle, twinkle

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

A classic children’s poem by Jane Taylor, 1806.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona