photo via nasa

we give hundreds of billions of dollars to the military each year in the united states & never have they ever done anything remotely as good or cool as photographing the stages of a dying star. this image is one of a few released by nasa today, taken from the new james webb telescope.

most of my anti-military / anti-police views come from what they do to people here on earth, but another fact is that money could be used for such better purposes—like showing us what we could never imagine, instead of destroying what we’ve built.