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Is there anything more beautiful than the cosmos?

Asked by Parrappa (2410 points ) October 25th, 2009

…because if there is, I’d really like to know.

The Cosmos got me thinking about how awesome space is. I think I’m going to propose to her when the time is right.

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troubleinharlem's avatar

I think the stars are the most beautiful things ever created. I don’t know how someone could believe that they just showed up… I think they were made to look at endlessly.

I like putting my hands over the sides of my eyes so I can’t see anything but the stars. I love them.

deni's avatar

Honestly, I don’t think so. Stars are amazing. They are mindblowing. When you think about space, or, for me personally, it is unlike anything else. I can’t comprehend it at all, and that’s why it is amazing. They are also like NOTHING else in this world, which I think is part of what makes them so beautiful and special.

delirium's avatar

The paragon of…

Beauty: Cosmos.
Elegance: Evolution.
Respect: Carl Sagan.

BhacSsylan's avatar

Hmm. While I agree that the cosmos is beautiful, I think you must also realize all the beauty on earth. There is beauty all around us, and not just up in space. Maybe it’s just because I’m a biochemist, but I’m always struck by the amazing complexity and beauty of the world around us. The very cells that make up out bodies, the molecules that they’re made of, the bodies they create, are all so incredibly complex, and their interactions so amazing and fluid, that I think it’s many times more beautiful then some balls of burning gas. Not that they aren’t captivating, but how can you reject the amazing web of complexity that is a single cell?

deni's avatar

@BhacSsylan I agree with you that human bodies for example are really beautiful things, being so complex and made up of sooo many little cells but I think it’s a different kind of beauty. I think of that type of beauty as being beautiful because of how amazing it is. But the stars and outer space are, imo, the most beautiful think that we can look at with our eyes.

Parrappa's avatar

@BhacSsylan, I do agree that it is quite beautiful. However, something that spans billions of years, something that spans billions of light years across, filled with billions of things we know absolutely nothing about is incredibly captivating. In my opinion of course. ;)

Plus, even the thought that there might be life out there gives me a tingly feeling inside.

gemiwing's avatar

My Husband’s eyes.

Then again, they hold a universe inside them too.

BhacSsylan's avatar

@deni Ah, but you can see it! Just as well as you can see the cosmos. Hold up your hand, and think about the billions of cells that make up that tiny part of yourself. Think of everything that must occur to type out this message, or your response. Just as we see the cosmos from outside, so we see the effects of our complexity in ourselves, and in everything around us, from the outside, to a degree. But just as our minds allow us to find the cosmos beautiful, so our minds allow us to think of the bewildering and graceful complexity that is life.

@Parrappa Well, I will admit that I can’t compete on scale. But I still think it’s equally amazing and beautiful.

filmfann's avatar

You got all this worked up after reading this months “Cosmopolitan?”:

ragingloli's avatar

My face.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

There are a lot of things that seem simple, but taken at a macro scale, are beautiful beyond words. For me the last couple years, it has been insects and arachnids. I love taking pictures of ‘bugs’ that are not much bigger than the head of a pin, blowing them up to 4.5Mb size on my computer, and just studying the details of such a small creature. Jumping spiders are my favorites; and I found a new one not much bigger than a pencil eraser living in my truck the other day. I had fun playing with him and then I released him under the passenger seat so he would be safe from harm.

HGl3ee's avatar

I know of only one thing that is just as big, beautiful and endless as the cosmos.. Our love for each other <3 – LB

I know my posts have been very mushy tonight and are revolving around my relationship. We just had the most amazing and beautiful weekend together. I love him more than I can comprehend <3

Haleth's avatar

This question made me really want to play We <3 Katamari.

Christian95's avatar

definitely not.The cosmos is highest level of science beyond it there’s nothing.

whatthefluther's avatar

Their sheer distance put them out of our grasp of close observation and understanding and thus they have the additional allure of mystery. Because they are beyond this world and are marvel to behold, they are more than beautiful, they are heavenly. (no religious connotation intended)
See ya….Gary/wtf

Harp's avatar

I don’t know, I’ve never seen anything else.

shrubbery's avatar

I don’t think so.
I must be too young to have heard of Carl Sagan so thankyou for teaching me about him, I’m going to watch The Cosmos on Hulu now.

bunnygrl's avatar

A look that I catch on my hubby’s face sometimes, when I glance at him and he’s looking at me. I have no idea what I ever did to deserve fate throwing us together but I’ll be forever grateful. He’s amazing, he’s my universe.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@bunnygrl I know that look, my wife and I have shared it for the last 30 years. It is worth more than all the gold in Fort Knox.

Austinlad's avatar

Breath.

Menekali's avatar

No. Nothing could possibly be more wondrous.

bunnygrl's avatar

@Psychedelic_Zebra Your wife is a lucky lady. You are right though, it is worth so much more than all the treasures in the world. Congratulations on your 30 years, hubby and I are coming up for 25 (end of the year).

kruger_d's avatar

daloon’s tattoed buttcheeks?

Midnighttoker's avatar

Well,there IS watching your children being born other than that,no.

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