While working at home in my sarong, copying data between disks and the cloud server, I have some time to peruse the science news, always a source of optimism for me in these times of political turmoil. Today I found this:
Thousands of stars turning into crystals
I'm not a New Age person but I find the thought of crystals, the size of stars, floating around in space, to be quite beautiful. Add to that the recent prediction that our solar system will eventually become a gorgeous planetary nebula, and it feels like our ultimate destiny is something beautiful.