Messengers from the Stars

Our planet is not in a special place in the solar system, our Sun is not in a special place in our galaxy and our galaxy is not in a special place in the Universe.

—Marcello Gleiser, The Dancing Universe

Some things have to be experienced firsthand; for some wonders, no written description or photograph can substitute—the birth of one's child, for example, or the first music heard from an actual orchestra, love, sex, standing before a Monet canvas. One such revelation not so often experienced, is one's first glimpse of the starry night through a telescope.

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