Once there was a set of twins (Dioscuri) who ascended to the heavens to become the shining constellation Gemini…
The name Dioscuri means “children of Zeus.”
According to the “Catasterismi,” written around the 3rd century B.C., the constellation Gemini was known as Dioscures, consisting of Castor and Pollux. The two appeared in the land of Laconia (the southeastern part of the Peloponnese peninsula) and later ascended to the heavens. It is said that the loving bond these siblings shared was unparalleled.
To immortalize the siblings’ closeness, Zeus, king of the gods, combined stars from two independent constellations into a new constellation known as “the Twins.”
"O, Distant Blue Planet.
A faint, tiny light Voyager barely saw when he turned around to look after travelling six billion kilometers. The thoughts of the people who sent him out into the unknown…all of their hopes and dreams for the future live in that tiny 0.12 pixel photo. And as he continues on his journey, the warm wind blows his golden sails. "
He, the symbol of the pinnacle of human civilization is just a tiny object in the vast expanse of space. Yet, he travels on his perpetual journey in the emptiness of space, broadening our knowledge of the universe. Yet, he will soon enter an eternal slumber, still travelling further and further away from us as we speak. If intelligent civilizations exist elsewhere in this world, perhaps one day they shall encounter him, the last remaining proof of our fragile existence.