Weekend Diversion: Hey Baby, Let’s Orbit!

“We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.” –Astronaut Bill Anders, Pilot, Apollo 8


Humanity’s ventures to the Moon have always been symbolic of the greatest things our species has ever achieved. In fact, Bill Anders, quoted above, is also famous for taking the first-ever picture of the Earth from orbit around the Moon!

Of course, most of us are more familiar with the Moon as seen from Earth. So for you to listen to, here’s a bluegrass classic — The Lonesome Moonlight Waltz — as performed by the Bluegrass Album Band.

Lonesome Moonlight Waltz
And many of you who’ve been reading for a while know our best theory on how the Moon formed: through a collision of a huge, Mars-sized rock with a young, proto-Earth!

Of course, there are always alternatives floating around, but the Perry Bible Fellowship webcomic totally nailed it this weekend. I love the idea of the Earth trying to pick up the Moon…

You gave me HUMANS? You told me they weren’t contagious! Check out the Perry Bible Fellowship archives, and have a great weekend!