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Astronomy, Space, and Space Travel
Skylab (Artist's conception)

"Being up here and being able to see the stars and look back at the Earth and see your own Sun as a star makes you . . . realize the universe is quite big, and just the number of possible combinations ... which can create life enters your mind and makes it seem much more likely."

-- Skylab astronaut Edward Gibson

There is, quite literally, an entire Universe out there whose vast extent and diversity we're only beginning to comprehend. Someday, with time and luck and good planning, maybe we'll be able to go out and look. In the meantime, we do have several hundred years worth of astronomy and fifty years worth of manned and unmanned space exploration to look back on...

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