Friday, July 1, 2011
Outer space is the void that exists beyond any celestial body, including the Earth. It is not completely empty, but consists of a hard vacuum containing a low density of particles: predominantly a plasma of hydrogen and helium, as well as electromagnetic radiation, magnetic fields, and neutrinos. Theoretically, it also contains dark matter and dark energy.
"And what else is out there, beyond the solar system? Well, nothing and a great deal, depending on how you look at it."
Have you ever tried to wrap your head around outer space? I like Mr Bryson's definition better, nothing and a great deal.
To die by your side is such a heavenly way to die.