What if, instead of just seeing light from the stars, we heard sounds? And what if those sounds were the voices of other consciousnesses in pain? Would we still say the cosmos was beautiful, if we could hear the suffering cries of other hapless conscious beings, fearful (like us) of death, and scattered throughout the galaxies?
It would add a whole different dimension to the music of the spheres.
According to the AP, this Hubble Space Telescope photo, released by NASA on May 4, 2009, peers deeper into space than any previous image that it has ever captured. Some of the galaxies that we are seeing in the image may go back to less than one billion years after the Big Bang. And we are seeing these galaxies as they were more than 10 billion years ago, not as they are (or are not) today.
How much pain is out there? How much pain was out there?