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Wow, it’s been a whole semester already. I’m about to be a senior and that is absolutely terrifying. I swear I was a freshman like two weeks ago. Of course, it’s all relative. If this time has been like a blink of an eye for me, it’s really some infinitesimally small fraction of the first […] Continue reading → Continue reading
Hey everyone! This semester in Astronomy 201, I have learned a lot. Coming with almost no prior background in astronomy, I was truly shocked and astounded to learn so many things about the Earth, the solar system around us, and the universe as a whole. One thing in particular that interested me was learning about… Continue reading → Continue reading
I had taken Astronomy 201 because I was curious about humanity’s place in the universe. As a second semester senior, I didn’t need this class at all; I just wanted broaden my understanding of the world around me. Deep down, I also wanted form an educated opinion on the possibility of extraterrestrial life. It was hence […] Continue reading → Continue reading
The search for habitable life beyond Earth is a driving force to the human existence. For a place to be …
From this class, I learned about many things that I never knew about that. I learned about the formation of our solar system and many others. I learned about each planet specifically and what makes each one unique and bizarre in their own ways. The one thing that I especially enjoyed learning about was talking […] Continue reading → Continue reading
I firmly believe that for space exploration to grow by leaps and bounds, there has to be economic incentives for entrepreneurs to create companies that explore the universe. Governmental agencies can do incredible things, but they are often held back by politics and budgetary shortfalls. Thankfully we are at the forefront of this change from […] Continue reading → Continue reading
One of my favorite quotes from my one of my favorite movies, Interstellar, perfectly sums up my feelings towards human progression into space. Ever since I was first asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I knew … Continue reading → Continue reading → Continue reading
Although we talked about the scale of the Sun, the galaxy, and the rest of the universe, it didn’t really …
People said that the current generation is born too early to explore space, yet born too late to explore Earth. I do not believe that to be true. Humans are learning and exploring space everyday through space probes, telescopes, and other instruments. While, the current generation will probably not be able to explore space physically, […] Continue reading → Continue reading
The future is a terrifying, exhilarating venture regardless of the scope. As the human population on Earth grows, it is quite possible that we begin to set hungry eyes on extraterrestrial real estate (assuming technological advances that make it possible/profitable). The moon, being only a short hop away, would likely be the first extraterrestrial human […] Continue reading → Continue reading