Max - a rescued Siberian Husky - enjoys 'runs and walks' at a nearby airfield. Evenings, his focus are the deer, rabbits, and other critters that have found safe refuge there. Similarly, the variety of stars, planets, satellites, and aircraft overhead captivate his sidekick.
When a full Moon rises at the horizon, you can almost feel the motion of our horizon with respect to the Moon; that's 1 448 kph or 900 mph at our latitude. The ever dipping horizon leaves the Moon behind. Max is likely unaware that as we ride Earth, he and I zip along beneath the Moon faster than the planes flying over our heads. He may not experience a ting of vertigo if he stares at the horizon as it leaves the Moon further and further behind. Even faster, we zip along at 107 226 kph or 66,627 mph with the Moon about the Sun. Faster yet, we zip along with our solar system at
720 986 kph or 448,000 mph about the galaxy. "Our pace is pretty good for a rest period, ole buddy," is a hint for Max.
Max keeps a gaze, one paw slightly lifted, wondering if he can spot the scent in front of him somewhere in the field ahead. And I wonder, can we spot the scent of what's in front of us, somewhere in space ahead...or can something in space detect the scent of life on Earth. The scents are there. We have always had what it takes to explore other worlds. Adaptive intelligence. Time. Raw Materials. Patience. We have always aimed for the stars. We have always known where we're going.
Earth and Space - Down to Earth Rocket Science