Our fascination with stellar objects began in the time of the cavemen, maybe 40,000 years ago, maybe in Sulawesi, Indonesia, maybe in the Franco-Cantabrian region of Spain and France. But till this day, paintings of hands alongside images of large animals like horses and aurochs survive.

Today, scientists claim that some of these animals are depictions of constellations for the cavemen to keep time after all.

A primitive calendar, perhaps. Or a primitive e-mail to communicate with their descendants who use chemicals to date their paints, and computers to date their constellations.

For once, let’s imagine our transient lives expending alongside these stellar colossi, ever enduring, everlasting, and forget our temporal selves.


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