This is a message on what Hubble has meant to me. To add your own message go to: http://hubblesite.org/hubble_20/message/
Revised 10/10/2013 to add newly learned info on Georges Lemaitre http://www.amnh.org/education/resources/rfl/web/essaybooks/cosmic/p_lemaitre.html
The beauty of a starry night has created poetry, fashioned masterpieces, composed songs, ignited loves and made us wonder about our world’s significance in the universe, made us ponder our individual life’s meaning in the great vastness that surrounds us. Vincent Van Gogh’s portrait Starry Night reaches the depths of our souls while Edwin Hubble's telescope, in turn, makes contact with all the wisdom of our brains helping us to understand the worlds and stars around us, helping us to slightly understand ourselves. Hubble shows the amazing way our solar system is dependent on ‘every’ ‘body’ in it showing us that we are all a part of a bigger picture made up our individual selves. No one person means more than another in this big picture.
And to not forget one of those other persons, Georges Lemaître, should be recognized. This physicist and priest and more came up with the Big Bang Theory. He wrote of the expanding universe prior to Hubble developing the same idea but Hubble had his telescope to help prove the theory.
Wonder if Georges Lemaître or Edwin Hubble had any cats?
(Obviously I wrote this after the episode of 'Sheldon's Cats' on "The Big Bang Theory")