仰望星空

50年前,人类作为地球上的一个物种,第一次踏足了另外一个天体——月球。

看了一些相关的影视作品,最震撼的《阿波罗13号》,根据失败那次登月历史改编。阿波罗13号是第三次载人登月计划,于1970年4月执行。但是发射后两天,还在茫茫的奔月途中,服务舱的氧气罐爆炸,太空船严重毁损,肯定无法完成登月任务,而且还无法直接掉头返回地球。最后硬是利用月亮的引力,绕了一大圈,再返回地球。中间缺氧、失温、再次爆炸等各种致命危险都一一被克服。


这是著名的《地升》照片,也是微信的开机画面的创意来源,由《阿波罗8号》宇航员绕月飞行时拍摄。但是我每次凝视时,都免不了担心一个问题:万一回不去地球了怎么办?

下面的照片是当年旅行者一号被土星引力抛离太阳系时回头给地球的留影,当时它距离地球已经达到60亿公里,地球仅仅是个不起眼的淡蓝色小点。现在旅行者一号已经距离我们200多亿公里,以光速传输的通信,也需要10多个小时才能到达。但是,如果要真正飞出太阳系,还得几万年......


著名天文学家卡尔萨根曾说:

“如果再看一眼那个光点,那是我们的家园,我们的所有。你所爱所知的每一人、所听说乃至所存在过的每一人,都在小点上度过一生。欢乐与痛苦,宗教与学说,猎人与强盗,英雄与懦夫,文明的创造者与毁灭者,国王与农夫,情侣、父母、儿童,发明家和探险家,崇高的教师,腐败的政客,耀眼的明星,至高无上的领袖,历史上所有的圣人与罪犯,都住在这里——它仅仅是一粒悬浮在阳光中的微尘。”

英文原文也很凄美:Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

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梁剑2019-07-30 15:10

翻译成雪球话语,应该是:
如果再看一眼那根曲线,那就是我们的财富,我们的所有。你所爱所知的每一个代码、所听说乃至所存在过的每一个暴富传奇,都在这曲线上起始消亡。暴涨与暴跌,内幕与重组,大师与骗子,敢死队与快刀手,投资理念的布道者与卖书糊口的大V,土豪与穷鳖,人妖、小白、韭菜,投资人和交易员、贪婪的庄家,耀眼的明星,至高无上的股神,股市上所有的股圣和罪犯,他们的历史都浓缩在这里——仅仅是屏幕上的数字信号组成的一根短短的曲线。

forcode2019-07-30 14:44

一旦心怀宇宙,就觉得人类渺小,争权夺利很可悲,从此变得消极达观……

裸猿文明2019-07-30 15:45

上百万年前,地球上的非洲板块,有一只猿类突然抬起头望了望星空。可能和其他生物一样,仰望是为了发现天敌。但是,夜空很亮,没有天敌。这时候,该回洞穴了,和其他生物一样,为了延续基因而生存。但是霎那间,今晚他突然就想这样静静地望着星空,虽然仰望星空对繁衍而言是毫无意义的消耗能量。此时满天星斗闪烁着光芒,树叶在沙沙作响,仰望渐渐变成了凝望,一双眼睛和无数星眼对望凝视着,他渐渐陷入了沉思……他是地球上第一个长时间仰望星空的生物,而这一望,便是整个文明。

Frank_X2019-07-30 18:03

宇宙科学和科幻作品能在很短时间内带给人无比的震撼,当这劲头过去后,大多数人又会回到琐碎生活中,比如为了捕杀一只蟑螂而上下扑腾。。。

Alan_Tao2019-08-01 10:25

给补全一下哈:
"We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever lived, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species, lived there on a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.

The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that in glory and in triumph they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of the dot on scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner of the dot. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity -- in all this vastness -- there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us. It's been said that astronomy is a humbling, and I might add, a character-building experience. To my mind, there is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly and compassionately with one another and to preserve and cherish that pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."
— Carl Sagan, speech at Cornell University, October 13, 1994

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仲滔02-20 09:05

翻译的很好

胜败之外02-12 17:54

深以为然!
当自己有点骄傲时就想想宇宙,宇宙这么大,我做的这点事算什么;
当自己有点难过时也想想宇宙,宇宙这么大,我这点难受算什么。
但平时我不敢天天想啥宇宙,要不然总会有摆脱不了的无力感

衣冠之猿02-12 12:07

消极达观

allSBnow02-12 11:21

仓老湿牛年牛气冲天,年年有大鱼!

鬼魅魍魉四小鬼02-12 11:15

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