Stonehenge photographed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Cronus, hurry the children! Our shuttle takes off any time now.  You have to make them leave behind those stones you carved for markers in their little Sky Watch Game. The handbook is very emphatic that we can only take away what we brought with us.

Thank Saturn, you’re all here. Strap yourselves in. We have a long trip ahead. Have you heard yet what our new assignment will be? I hope it’s closer to a sun. I nearly froze putting this planet together. It’s lovely though, don’t you think. Maybe we should try out some other variations on this carbon and hydrogen theme.


 “Stonehenge” photographed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
published in Earth From Above by Harry N. Abrams Co. in 2003