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Without our magnetosphere to protect us, the solar wind may have long ago stripped away Earth’s atmosphere, leaving Earth looking much more like Mars looks today: barren, dry, and lifeless.

Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about our magnetosphere, but it’s one of the many extraordinary things that make life possible on our little world.

Humans are a storytelling species. We live our lives by stories in one form or another. To have lasting impact, a meaningful story needs to be interacted with on a regular basis, so that we don’t lose sight of the bigger picture. Rob creates his art to be a visual reminder of this grand perspective, that we might all live more inspired, empathic lives, while innovating a more sustainable way of living.

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We are stardust evolved to understand the stars; a tiny part of the universe, become conscious.

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In a world where our traditional sources of meaning are growing less resonant, Cosmic Perspective provides a new and inspiring story of humanity united by our shared atomic origins in stardust. It provides a sense of kinship with all life on earth in our shared genetic evolution over 4 billion years. It provides hope in our capacity to reason and understand the cosmos of which we are part. It necessitates cooperation to preserve our tiny planet, the only habitable place we know to exist.

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Making an effort to comprehend the cosmos has a way of putting our troubles and pride in a helpful perspective, allowing us to refocus on what matters most. When we see the Earth as a lonely blue speck of oasis, it sparks feelings of fellowship, belonging, and connection with our fellow earthlings. Through this panoramic lens, our terrestrial disputes and nationalist contentions are reduced to insignificance. Empathy and compassion become natural and obvious ways to relate to one another.

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Art of the Cosmic Perspective

is understanding our scale within the universe; being humbled by a grand and awe-inspiring expanse of space, deep time, and staggering complexity. In the light of scientific understanding, a little curiosity is quickly rewarded with an enchanting, almost spiritual feeling of wonder at the natural world.

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